1954 Treaty Authority

2015 Netting Clinic

The 4th annual Netting Clinic was held Friday May 1st at Lake Vermilion. Over 40 students from four area schools participated. 1854 Treaty Authority Conservation staff discussed what you need before setting nets in the Ceded Territory. After the nets were pulled, students helped pick fish from the nets and band members gave a great presentation on how to filet the day's catch. All got to enjoy a fish fry before heading home.

Chi Miigwech to the Elders who gave the blessing and shared their stories, and to everyone for helping make the day a success!

Check out the photo album and videos from the event on 1854's FaceBook page!


superior National forest camping

The Grand Portage and Bois Forte Bands entered into (in 2014) a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the US Forest Service (USFS) to allow for Band members use of designated campgrounds within the 1854 Treaty Area exempt of fees.

The information in the Superior National Forest Camping General Information Booklet provides for campground availabilities, necessary logistics, and USFS regulations which must be adhered to while partaking in this opportunity.

In addition, the 1854 Treaty Authority has been delegated the authority by the respective Tribal Councils to regulate specific camping related activities. Please make sure to acquire the 1854 Treaty Authority Superior National Forest Camping Regulations.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


latest newsletter

Hot off the press! The latest 1854 Treaty Authority newsletter includes:

*meet our newest employees

*wild rice and the great sulfate debate

*free rain barrels for Band Members

*1854 newsletter art contest

*moose browse project...and much more!

                  1854 Newsletter MAY 2015

New Cultural Preservation Staff

We are pleased to announce an addition to the 1854 staff! Marne Kaeske was a Fish and Wildlife Technician with our Resource Management Division almost seven years ago. Now she returns as the Cultural Preservation Specialist, handling public outreach as well as cultural preservation education. If you happen to see Marne at a Pow wow, teacher training, or camp, say Boozhoo! She would love to hear your favorite recipe for fish fry breading!

Marne Kaeske

414-550-8757 (cell)



2014 reports - now available

Big Game & Furbearer Harvest Report

Wild Rice Monitoring and Abundance Report

St. Louis River Estuary Trawling Report

Spring Adult and Fall Juvenile Walleye Population Surveys within the 1854 Ceded Territory

Small Mammal Report