1854 Treaty Authority

The 1854 Treaty Authority is an inter-Tribal resource management agency governed by the federally recognized Bois Forte Band and the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa that protects and implements the off-reservation hunting, fishing and gathering rights in 5.5 million acres of land in present-day northeastern Minnesota.

In 2016, the 1854 Treaty Authority worked closely with the Bois Forte, Fond du Lac, and Grand Portage Reservations to complete the Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Plan: 1854 Ceded Territory Including the Bois Forte, Fond du Lac, and Grand Portage Reservations, a plan that won a 2017 Climate Adaptation Leadership Award from the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.

Where is the 1854 Treaty Authority’s Climate Work Highlighted in the Guidebook?

Step 4: Activity 2 – Identify Adaptation Actions.