Department of Natural Resources
Treaty Rights Day 2021 PowerPoint Presentations
Due to COVID-19, the DNR is celebrating this year's Treaty Rights Day with a series of virtual events, including presentations on the maple syrup harvest (iskigamizigan), spearing and netting, and the manoomin (wild rice) harvest. If you missed the presentations, click on the links below to download the PowerPoints:
March 18 is the deadline to submit your name to be entered into the Treaty Rights Day General Raffle and Youth Raffle. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (320) 532-7439 to enter.
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) develops and implements wildlife, fish and forestry improvement activities and regulates hunting, fishing and gathering on the reservation. It also preserves cultural knowledge and practices as natural resources and provides many other services, including conservation enforcement, environmental protection, natural resource permits, historical preservation and tribal enrollment.
Commissioner of Natural Resources
This program utilizes Band game wardens to enforce game, fish and environmental laws.
Environmental Programs operates, administers and coordinates activities associated with the Environmental Protection Agency and Band funded programs. In addition, inspections of NPDES (stormwater) and Underground Storage Tanks are conducted to ensure environmental resource protection. Environmental Programs includes an air program, ground/surface water program, a water quality lab and a Brownfield Response Program.
Real Estate Services
Real Estate services are provided to Band members who have questions about land leases, purchases, or other real estate activities
Real Estate Clerk/Acquisition Specialist
The Resource Management Program includes operations and administration of fisheries, licensing, wildlife studies, investigations and research projects.
Tribal Historical Preservation Office
This program works to preserve archaeological sites and repatriate artifacts.
The tribal government’s archives department collects and preserves written materials for the Band and makes them available to researchers and other interested people.