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Jan
26

The Finland Wild Rice Project hosts 1854 staff to present...

Join the Finldand Wild Rice Project in learning important aspects of manoomin biology, current conservation efforts and how it is monitored. Wednesday, January 26th, at 5:30pm, they host 1854 Treaty Authority Resource Management Division Director, Darren Vogt. In a webinar open to the public, they look at ways in which harvesters can help in the wild rice monitoring and protection efforts happening around the state. This event continues to the Finland Wild Rice Project's goal of distributing a series of educational modules related to the historical, health, cultural, environmental and economic benefits of wild rice in local food systems and the ecology, harvesting and processing of wild rice.

 

REGISTER HERE: https://finlandwildrice.com/?p=558

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Jan
05

Museum Assistant Opportunity

The St. Louis Co. Historical Society is seeking a volunteer to oversee visitor experience in the Lake Superior Ojibwe Gallery. They are hoping to find someone to cover Saturday visitor hours. It might be a good fit for a student, as it looks to provide some "down-time" for studying. *Students - check with your institution to see if the could receive credit for filling the position.
 
 
For more information, please contact SLCHS Executive Assistant, Kathleen Cargill: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
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Dec
16

Sugar Maple Virtual Storytelling Event, 2/8/2022

Join us Tuesday, February 8th, 2022 at 6pm CT/7pm/ET for an evening of sharing - elders, harvesters and resource managers come together from across sugar maple range to speak about the importance of our relationship with Ininaatigoog (sugar maple trees).
 
*continuing education credits are available
 
Join the Ininaatig Storytelling Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/156452003273587
 

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Dec
10

1854 News, Biboon 2021/2022

1854 Treaty Authority’s 2021/2022 Biboon (winter) newsletter is now available!


It features NEW treaty boundary signage, changes to the eagle parts request process through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and announces the first of our 2022 virtual program series. Within is an update on a variety of Resource Management projects, and a reminder on clan systems – or traditional community roles. Join us in welcoming our new Conservation Enforcement Officer, Marty Stage.

Agindan!: (read it HERE)

 

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Dec
02

U of M Establishes Nation-Leading Tuition Assistance Program for Native American Students

November 1, 2021 - The University of Minnesota today announced a significant expansion of Native American student tuition support, a new initiative that will be among the nation’s most comprehensive free and reduced tuition programs for Native American students. 

Starting in Fall 2022, the University will provide free or reduced tuition on any of its five campuses statewide to first-year undergraduate students and Tribal college transfer students who are also enrolled citizens in one of the state’s 11 federally recognized Tribal Nations. The University of Minnesota Native American Promise Tuition Program expands upon a full tuition waiver program on the University’s Morris campus, which has long been in place through Minnesota statute given the campus property’s history with Native American boarding schools previous to its time as a U of M campus.

“For 170 years, our University has focused attentively on the needs of all Minnesotans. Today we are taking a positive step forward in addressing the needs of indigenous peoples with a history that predates this state and institution—a step I sincerely hope will have a lasting impact on Tribal communities,” said University President Joan Gabel. “We have been very honest from my first days as president that we need to better serve citizens of our Tribal Nations and their communities. This program is a meaningful step to increasing access and continuing to improve retention and graduation rates while closing opportunity gaps, all of which aligns with our mission and our systemwide strategic plan, MPact 2025.” 

Specifically, the program will provide a scholarship covering full U of M tuition at the Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester or Twin Cities campus for first-year or Tribal college transfer undergraduate students with an annual family income under $75,000. Students from higher-earning families (up to $125,000 annually) will be eligible to receive highly discounted tuition through the program, as much as 80 to 90 percent in many cases. 

In addition to being citizens of one of the 11 Tribal Nations, qualifying students must come to the University straight from high school or transfer from a Minnesota-based Tribal college. The program will support undergraduate, degree-seeking students who must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and maintain full-time enrollment, as well as a 2.0 or better cumulative grade-point average. Those interested in more information about the program can visit the Native American Promise Tuition program webpage.

“Tuition benefits for Native American students will provide more access to the University of Minnesota than ever before. This level of financial assistance—along with the necessary support systems to help Native American students find a welcoming place within our University so they can complete their degree and graduate—can dramatically alter the course of an individual’s life,” said Karen Diver, the University’s senior advisor to the President for Native American affairs. “Educational attainment is critical to sustaining healthy and prosperous communities, as well as self-determined citizens. This is a significant step toward more equitably offering the access and opportunities that our students and communities need.”

As part of the program, the University will also reinforce with students existing student support programs on its campuses, including the Circle of Indigenous Nations, the American Indian Cultural House on the Twin Cities campus, the American Indian Learning Resource Center on the Duluth campus, and American Indian support services on the Morris campus.

 

See the press release here

 

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Nov
16

Changes to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Eagle Parts Request Application Process

Starting on October 1st, 2021 , the National Eagle Repository started processing all eagle feather permit requests, not the regions.  During the 2018 tribal consultation on potential changes to 50 CFR 22.22 regulations, Tribes identified eagle feather permit process as confusing and slow. As a result of the consultation, the Service decided to streamline the permitting process by designating the National Eagle Repository to process eagle feather requests and permits as a policy change now.

This policy change includes all new applications, amendments (e.g. name change, contact information), and re-orders. Moving forward, tribal members should submit paper permit applications (Form 3-200-15a) directly to the National Eagle Repository, rather than to the regional Migratory Bird Permit Offices.  

Here is contact information for the National Eagle Repository including address, phone number, general email, and link to their website:

National Eagle Repository

6550 Gateway Road, RMA, Bldg. 128

Commerce City, CO 80022

(303) 287-2110

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.fws.gov/eaglerepository

 

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Nov
12

Native American Heritage Day Event

Join 1854 and the St. Louis Co. Historical Society at the Duluth Depot, Saturday November 13th, 2021, from 11am-3pm!

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Nov
03

CWD Monitoring

 

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Nov
03

Coming to the Treaty Border Near You!

11 years ago, a conversation started between the bands and MN DOT. In hopes to raise awareness about land recognition and treaty awareness, 1854 treaty boundary signs are finally starting to be placed along state highways and roads which are visible when crossing over onto ceded lands.
On Monday, November 1st, 2021, council members from the Bois Forte Band, Grand Portage Band, and Fond du Lac Band, gathered just state-side of the border crossing in near the Pigeon River to attend the first of several sign raisings. A drum welcomed this milestone, and contributed a traveling song.

  
 
 
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Oct
26

WTIP Climate Discussion with 1854

Coinciding with the upcoming international climate talks in Scotland, WTIP is hosting a community conversation next week, with Climate Biologists from the 1854 Treaty Authority.

Tune in Thursday November 4th, and noon and 7pm: LISTEN HERE

Click on the WTIP logo to listen to the "teaser": 

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Oct
20

Teaming Up with Native Report

Native Report visited 1854 in Duluth a few weeks ago to learn more about our agency and then joined us in the field. The show crew came along with our fisheries staff to witness some electrofishing surveys at night. 1854 conducts spring and fall ogaa (walleye) surveys annually to gauge reproductive success and to ensure the population is maintained over time.
 
Stay tuned for the Native Report's 17th season to see the e-fishing episode featuring 1854 - The show's 17th season begins in January!
Photos courtesy of: Native Report (WDSE/WRPT)
    
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Oct
12

LaCrosse Event, Saturday October 16th

Fond du Lac partnership hosts LaCrosse event, Saturday October 16th at noon. Bring your own sports drink.

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Oct
11

International Wolf Center Undergraduate Research Fellowship Opportunity

International Wolf Center to invest in next generation of wildlife biologists

Dr. L. David Mech Fellowships to provide two $10,000 fellowships; applications now open

 

A new fellowship from the International Wolf Center aims to invest in the next generation of wildlife biologists. The first Dr. L. David Mech Fellowships will be awarded in 2022, funding up to $10,000 of the college experience for two lucky students.

 

“As an organization founded by one of the world’s pre-eminent wildlife biologists, we believe that continued investment in scientific discovery about wolves and other wildlife will help build a future where wolves and humans can coexist and thrive,” said Grant Spickelmier, the Center’s Executive Director. “We also understand that many barriers exist for students and early career researchers and hope these fellowships can be useful tools for opening up access to people pursuing a wildlife biology career.”

 

Since it was founded in 1985 by Mech and others, the Center has sought to provide the latest scientific information about wolves to our visitors and program participants. To ensure opportunities exist for future generations of scientists, the Center will award up to two fellowships in early 2022 for undergraduate students or recent graduates interested in pursuing careers in wildlife biology.  Fellowship recipients will receive a $6,000 stipend and up to $4,000 in support for field research expenses. This support will also cover costs to allow the fellowship recipients to attend the 2022 International Wolf Symposium, scheduled for Oct. 13-16 in Minneapolis where they will be asked to present a poster on their work.

 

“These fellowships are a wonderful way to help budding biologists,” Mech said. “I am proud that the International Wolf Center is offering them, and I am highly honored that they bear my name.”

 

Applications for this fellowship are due on December 15, 2021.  Along with a resume and cover letter, applicants must describe in detail the research project they hope to participate in if awarded this fellowship.  They may create their own project or use the fellowship to support their participation as a volunteer or intern for an established research effort.  The research project must be “wolf-related”, either directly involving wolves, another wild canid species or a broader study looking at the interactions between several species including wolves. Special consideration will be given to candidates from communities of color and indigenous communities.  For more information, or to apply for a fellowship, visit https://wolf.org/programs/mech-fellowship/?fbclid=IwAR0UC0vhJHiDktXm_D9VlwvQGfs8SpTc8sDbdennu-PYSmXpoTM5bqbOx2Y

 

The International Wolf Center advances the survival of wolf populations by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wildlands and the human role in their future. For more information about the International Wolf Center, visit wolf.org

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Oct
08

Virtual Language Table Opportunity

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Oct
06

Office Closure: 10/6/2021

Wednesday October 6th, 2021:
The 1854 Treaty Authority Duluth office will close at 10:30am for an off-site staff meeting. We thank you for your understanding.
 
We will resume normal business hours on Thursday October 7th, 2021, and will be open from 8am-4:30pm.

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Sep
18

National Wildlife Refuge System's Law Enforcement is Hiring 24 Federal Wildlife Officers

Read more about it here

Watch the video here

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Sep
17

Superior National Forest Wildfire Updates, week of 9/13-17/2021

Superior National Forest Wildfire Updates for the Week of September 13-17th, 2021:

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Sep
14

Grand Portage Teen Meet-up at the Range

CORRECTED DATE: Come join us for some target practice in Grand Portage, Sunday, September 26th

Register here: https://forms.gle/drARqXsrGLMJAWTR6 

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Sep
14

1854 Youth Early Deer Hunt

**Don't forget - youth (under 18 y/o) participating in ANY 1854 deer hunt in 2021 will automatically be entered into a drawing for a Browning trail cam!

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Sep
10

Superior National Forest John Ek and Whelp fires Update, 9/10/2021

FINAL update and map for the John Ek and Whelp fires:

 
This will be the final update. Starting Sunday, please call the Gunflint Ranger District (218-387-1750) or the Tofte Ranger District (218-663-8060) for fire information. The Northern Rockies Incident Management Team 3 will return management of the fires back to the Superior National Forest on Sunday at 6:00 am. The team will continue to manage the Greenwood Fire until Tuesday, 9/14/2021.
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