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May
24

Treaty 101

Need a refresher on the 1854 Treaty and what it means for you? Join the Iron Range 'We Are Water' speaker series Zoom Webinar this Thursday May 27th at 6pm! 1854 Treaty Authority Education/Outreach staff break down some of the misconceptions and interpret the case law that gave rise to our organization and snapshots of how we work to protect the culturally significant resources on ceded lands.

 

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May
13

Minnesota's Aerial Moose Survey

The science behind protecting these gentle giants

Experience the StoryMap HERE

 

 

 

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May
12

Bad River Natural Resources Vacancies

The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians in hiring a Wetland Specialist and a Water Resources Program Manager (full annoucement through the links - first page ONLY of vacancies below).

Bad River Application for Employment

 

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May
05

1854 ID's in NETT LAKE

We continue our tour, this time to NETT LAKE on Thursday, May 6th. Need to update your 1854 ID card? We will be at the Tribal Government Center from 11am-6pm.
 
*Please note that 1854 ID cards will not be issued from the 1854 Treaty Authority Duluth-office on Thursday, May 6th.
 
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May
03

Grand Portage Band Website

The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa recently launched a website! Stay up to date on community, government, employment, tribal programs and land/resources. Click the image below to check it out:

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Apr
28

Tomorrow, 4/29, 12pm-1pm: Science Thursday presents MANOOMIN

Join us for 'Science Thursdays' via Facebook Live! 1854 Biologist, Darren Vogt, shares "all things rice" with The Nature Conservancy of Minnesota.
 
 
 
This Science Thursday will be all about manoomin, also commonly known as wild rice. Manoomin is a culturally significant resource, an important natural food source and a component of a healthy ecosystem. Under the Treaty of 1854, Bands retain the right to hunt, fish and gather in the 1854 Ceded Territory encompassing present-day northeastern Minnesota. The 1854 Treaty Authority is an inter-tribal resource management agency governed by the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa and Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Protection of manoomin is an important aspect of work the organization conducts to preserve and enhance treaty rights and resources.
 
Manoomin is a sacred gift given to the Bands and part of the Ojibwe migration story. Manoomin is an annual plant growing from seed each year and is subjected to numerous threats including changes to water levels and water quality, human disturbances, competing vegetation, and pests and diseases. The 1854 Treaty Authority assists in manoomin conservation through identifying locations of current and historic presence, long-term monitoring of lakes and rivers, and management and restoration activities. Manoomin harvest occurs each season and outreach efforts to tribal and non-tribal harvesters promote proper use of the resource.
 
Science Thursdays are a monthly series where TNC and partners share their work and findings with anyone and everyone interested in science and conservation work happening on the ground. Science Thursdays will be streamed to Facebook Live – no Zooming required!

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Apr
22

Summer REU experience: Traditional Knowledge In Geoscience: Policy & Research Practices

Eight-week long, stipend-supported, research experience opportunity for undergraduates...

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Mar
31

Need to Update Your 1854 ID?

This spring, 1854 will be doing a 'tour' to each of our Researvations to provide 1854 ID's to enrollees who need them:

  • VERMILION: Thursday April 15th, 9am-4pm (Vermilion Social Center)
  • GRAND PORTAGE: Friday April 30th, noon-6pm; Saturday May 1st, 10am-2pm (Grand Portage Lodge)
  • NETT LAKE: Thursday May 6th, 11am-6pm (Tribal Government Center)

*Don't forget to wear a mask, maintain social distencing, and bring another form of ID

To review 1854's ID policy, visit: https://www.1854treatyauthority.org/images/1854IDCardPolicyRevision2017.pdf

**Read 1854's ID card amendment in response to COVID-19 safety protocols

If you have questions, contact: Marne Kaeske, Cultural Preservation Specialist, 1854 Treaty Authority, 218-722-8907, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Mar
26

1854 News, Ziigwan 2021

1854 Treaty Authority's Ziigwan (spring) newsletter is NOW AVAILABLE

It features the wolf status in the 1854 Treaty area, and an alert of potential invasive species carrying moss sold in the aquarium industry. Chief Conservation Officer, Clay Rumph, expects that everyone has had enough time to review the 1854 Ceded Territory Conservation Code over the last year under COVID restrictions, so test your knowledge with the quiz on page 2. Included are the approved 2021-2022 Fishing Seasons, and spring turkey season. Spin through the latest from our Resource Management Division – a summary of all 2020 field work and reports are within!

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Mar
22

NAFWS 2021 Internships

Read the CLEO internship announcement

Read Education internship announcement

*Applications due April 9th, 2021

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Mar
18

Need an Updated 1854 ID?

Without getting out and about to powwows over the last year, 1854 has not been as easily accessible as we usually are for creating and distributing 1854 Identification Cards for our enrollees. Although we are currently operating under a Code Amendment where Tribal ID's suffice in place of 1854 ID's for off-reservation harvest, we are planning to make rounds to the reservations. First up, Vermilion on April 15th:

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Mar
17

Summer Seasonal Vacancies

1854's Resource Management Division is hiring three (3) seasonal positions; a Fish and Wildlife Aide position, and two (2) Invasive Species Aide positions. Application materials (including application for employment) are due March 31st, 2021.

      
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Mar
10

Vacancy: Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) Land & Natural Resources Department is seeking to hire a full-time entry level Environmental Technician position located in Prior Lake, Minnesota. 
 
The job description and link to apply is available at this link:
 
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Mar
10

Lake Sturgeon: Science and Culture Virtual Program

Lake Sturgeon are unique, ancient fish inhabiting the Great Lakes and tributaries. A culturally significant being to the Ojibwe, Lake Sturgeon are a harbinger of spring. Historically abundant populations were nearly eliminated by the early 1900's due to over harvest, water pollution, and habitat loss. Improved water quality by the 1980's allowed state, tribal and federal authorities to reintroduce Lake Sturgeon by stocking hatchery raised fish. Today some watersheds, such as the St. Louis River Estuary, show signs of naturally reproducing populations. Watch the program recording here: https://youtu.be/0VzoAoEawnQ 

Seeking more resources about Lake Sturgeon? Check these out:

· Lake Sturgeon StoryMap

· Lake Sturgeon Kahoot!

· Great Lakes Aquarium Run for Your Lifecycle lesson plan

· Great Lakes Aquarium Becoming Scientists: Synthesizing and Communication (Fish CSI) lesson plan

· St. Louis River Alliance flyer: Lake Sturgeon in the St. Louis River 

· Menominee Sturgeon Release Feast and Powwow (Menominee are linguistically related to Ojibwe-Algonquin): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yr-ajGIpSzY

· Gun Lake Release-Michigan Pottawatomi (another Algonquin tribe): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRP4li1q88s

· Children’s book: Nanaboozhoo and the Sturgeon

· Ojibwe Clans Project (youth):  https://intersectingart.umn.edu/?lesson/44

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Mar
04

Wild Rice: Science and Culture Virtual Program

In the migration of the Anishinaabeg to the Western Lake Superior area, it was prophesied that they would reach their final stopping point when they found “the food that grows on water”. Manoomin (wild rice) is a culturally significant resource and important food source that is critical to Ojibwe identity, historically and presently. Darren Vogt, Resource Management Division Director at the 1854 Treaty Authority, will discuss the biology and conservation of this treaty-reserved food staple, as well as the successes of the organization’s longest monitoring program. Traditional harvest of manoomin occurs each season in the 1854 Ceded Territory; and the process of harvesting and finishing wild rice will also be highlighted in this talk. Watch the program recording here: https://youtu.be/WIqDAd9c4vA

Seeking more resources on Wild Rice? We recommend these: 

 

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Mar
03

Azhigwa Zhiiwaagamiziganike

Are you sugarng this year? If so, consider helping us out: 

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Feb
24

Climate Change: Science and Culture Virtual Program

In the Ojibwe world-view, natural resources ARE cultural resources. Seasonal subsistence migration and treaty harvest was and is a way to stay healthy: physically, socially, and spiritually. However, warmer winters, increasing extreme precipitation events, more occurrences of drought, and earlier ice out dates across the 1854 Ceded Territory already are affecting flora and fauna that are imperative to the culture, history, well-being, and life-ways of the Anishinaabeg. 1854 Treaty Authority Climate staff, Hilarie Sorensen and Tyler Kaspar, share some of the documented changes in weather patterns in the region. They will discuss the various monitoring projects that 1854 facilitates to watch over these changes, such as measuring ice thickness and snowpack, recording inland lake temperature and dissolved oxygen levels, and the timing of phenological events like wild rice growth, annual sugar maple sap run, and amphibian spring calling. Watch the recorded program here: https://youtu.be/GqdVL4qoMi4 

Seeking more resources about climate change or subsistence seasonal rounds? Check these out: 

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Feb
20

Vacancy: Prairie Island Indian Community

Prairie Island Indian Community has an Environmental Technician position vacancy. Applications are due March 19.

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Feb
19

BIA Announces Student Trainee (Pathways) Vacancy

Students can intern with the BIA, Tribe or a Tribal related program: Student Trainee (Pathways) GS-0399-2/3/4

To widen the pathways for careers pertaining to the Stewardship of Trust assets and tribal resources.

Open Date: 02/12/2021
Close Date: 03/05/2021
 
 
PATHWAYS PROGRAM NOTICE! Internship work assignment opportunities are based on BIA needs. Under this announcement, real estate services, land titles and records, minerals and energy, and forestry/fire management programs will be given priority consideration. However, selections may be made for other program areas, including for the following targeted positions.
  1. Environmental
  2. Archeology
  3. Natural Resources Management and Biological Sciences
  4. Cartographic
  5. Rangeland or Agriculture Management
  6. Soil Conservation
  7. Forestry
  8. Accounting
  9. Civil Engineering
  10. Petroleum Engineering
  11. Legal Instruments Examining
  12. Realty
  13. Irrigation System Operation
  14. Hydrology

Refer to the job vacancy announcement on USAJOBS for the specific education and eligibility qualification requirements.

 
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Feb
18

Moose: Science and Culture Virtual Program

Minnesota moose range lies almost entirely within the 1854 Ceded Territory. The area moose population used to be as large as 10,000 animals, however numbers have dropped dramatically within the last two decades. The harvest of one moose provides for more than just one family; a whole community can be sustained through sharing. 1854 Wildlife Biologist, Morgan Swingen, sheds some light on the current threats to moose and discusses the various monitoring programs that 1854 Treaty Authority participates in, such as annual aerial moose surveys, moose habitat restoration and browse assessments, and white tail deer parasite monitoring. Watch the recorded program here: https://youtu.be/fuWQP9Fha5s

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