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Isle Royale NP designated a Traditional Cultural Property of Grand Portage tribe

Grand Portage community members and friends boarded the Grand Portage-Isle Royale ferry boat, the Sea Hunter, on a brilliant summer morning on July 23 to head to Isle Royale for a unique celebration. Isle Royale—or Minong—has received “Traditional Cultural Property” status, a federal designation that recognizes that Isle Royale is the ancestral home of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. 

The skies smiled on the Sea Hunter passengers, as there was first a stop at the Little Cedar Spirit Tree for an offering of tobacco.

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