Welcome to the official webpage of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, commonly known as the Grand Portage Anishinaabe, or Ojibwe. Our beautiful homeland is named Gichi Onigaming, which means the great carrying place. The village of Grand Portage is located near the Canadian border along the northern shore of Gichigami (Lake Superior). The Grand Portage Anishinaabe are strong and resilient. We call this place home; we are still here.
Tribal Lands & Resources
The core mission of the Grand Portage Trust Lands Agency is to preserve and protect the natural resources and environment of the Grand portage Indian Reservation and the surrounding 1854 Ceded Territory for the benefit of the tribe today and seven generations from now. The agency embodies the Ojibwe philosophy of seventh generation planning. When making decisions and taking actions today, Ojibwe consider not only the immediate future and outcomes, but also their impact on children seven generations hence. Similar holistic thinking is manifested in the science of ecosystem health, where solutions to the world’s problems are found by addressing the interconnectedness of humans, animals, and their shared environment.