The Treaty of 1854 - Why is it Relevant in 2021?

The Treaty of 1854 - Why is it Relevant in 2021?
10/19/21, 4:00 pm - 10/19/21, 5:00 pm


Join the University of Minnesota Duluth Department of American Indian Studies for a seminar on Indigenous Environmental Sustainability and Traditional Knowledge.


Executive Director of the 1854 Treaty Authority, Sonny Myers will discuss Treaty Rights and the importance of Treaty Rights to tribal nations in the 1854 Ceded Territory. Sonny, an alum of the University of Minnesota will also talk about the path that led him to his position, and the programs and services provided by his organization.

The 1854 Treaty Authority is an intertribal organization that implements the off-reservation hunting, fishing, and gathering rights of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa and the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in the lands ceded under the Treaty of 1854.

What's the Minnesota Sea Grant Connection?

Sonny Myers is a Minnesota Sea Grant Advisory Board member. The advisory board ensures that our research agenda, and education and outreach products and services meet the needs of Minnesotans.

Sea Grant's mission is to enhance the practical use and conservation of coastal, marine, and Great Lakes resources in order to create a sustainable economy and environment.


Sonny Myers, executive director of the 1854 Treaty Authority.


Holly Rosendahl, Tribal Relations Training, American Indian Studies, University of Minnesota Duluth,

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