1954 Treaty Authority


a paper birch teaser

Paper birch (B. papyrifera) is an ecologically and culturally significant species to the landscape in Northeast Minnesota.  Perspectives from a professional silviculturalist and an Anishinaabe artist combine the importance of management and traditional crafting to raise our level of awareness! Join us for this FREE program, Thursday June 2nd, 6:30pm, at the 1854 Treaty Authority Duluth office. See the Program Flyer.

Space is Limited : Registration is Required : REGISTER HERE

hot off the press!

Get the low-down on the PolyMet's NorthMet mining project, and sign up to receive a rain barrel - details in our April Newsletter!


7 new certified SNOWMOBILE riders in the 1854 ceded territory

1854 hosted Snowmobile Safety Training and Certification in Grand Portage, Saturday March 5th, 2016. Check out the pictures and video from the class and field day. Thanks to the participants, CO's and Grand Portage staff for making the class a success!




It's that time of year! Our accomplishments of 2015 is available to the public and is summarized in a variety of project reports. Check out the 2015 Spring and Fall Walleye Surveys and Population Estimates here. Tags distributed, field dressed, and numbers crunched... 1854's 2015 Big Game and Furbearer Harvest Report can be found here. The Small Mammal Survey Report can be found here


Now Enrolling! 1854 Hosts ATV Safety in Nett Lake

Anyone born after July 1st, 1987 must complete an ATV safety training to operate an ATV in Minnesota. Get the papers for the big job with 1854!! Join us on the evening of Wednesday June 22nd to kick-off to the self certification course (to be completed online) and Wednesday 29th for the field day. Check out the course flyer for more information. Registration is REQUIRED for this course, meant for individuals 12 years old and up: contact Marne to register.

2016 Vermilion Netting Clinic

Thanks to all who participated in this year's netting clinic, held Friday May 6th. Students from four area schools got a taste of this important spring harvest; and participated in a discussion on Treaty Rights, learned some Anishinaabemowin during the blessing, reviewed watercraft safety, pulled the catch from the nets, and got a filet demonstration. Everyone got to share a taste of the day's catch during lunch!! Check out the pictures and video from the day.

two new snf campgrounds open for band member use

We are happy to announce that ECHO LAKE and JEANETTE LAKE have been added to the list of Superior National Forest Campgrounds that are available for Bois Forte and Grand Portage Band member use (and their families and guests), free of charge. Take a minute to check out the complete list of campgrounds in this agreement between U.S. Forest Service and 1854, and read up on the regulations before planning your trip!


Much of our work at 1854 realies heavily on, as is invested in the protection of this creature on the landscape. Check out our latest video which describes the inception of 1854 Treaty Authority, which in turn provides for the Bands we serve.