Next meeting: October 22-23

The Heart of the Continent Partnership will meet in Ely, Minnesota, USA on October 22-23. The meeting will feature a presentation by Rose Berens, Director / Tribal Historic Preservation Officer of Bois Forte Heritage Center, a slideshow and celebration of last summer’s Canoe the Heart expedition, and a business meeting to discuss HOCP plans for 2010 and beyond. The meeting is open to all interested individuals and organizations.

Download the agenda, logistics and registration form as a PDF, or view the information and sign up for the meeting below.

  1. Agenda
  2. Logistics
  3. Register


Thursday, October 22

2:30 – 4:30
Presentation by Rose Berens
Director / Tribal Historic Preservation Officer
Bois Forte Heritage Center
Fortune Bay Resort

Travel to YMCA Camp du Nord (about 1.5 hours)


Camp du Nord Dining Hall

7:00 – 9:30

Celebration and Review of the “Canoe the Heart” Event
Stories, Slideshow and plans for the future?
Morning Glory Program Center, Camp du Nord

Friday, October 23


Camp du Nord Dining Hall


HOCP Business Meeting
Morning Glory Program Center

  • Introductions
  • Report on 2009 Progress
  • Steering Committee Recommendation for 2010
  • General Plan for 2010
  • Meeting Dates and Locations for 2010




Discussion and Planning for 2010

  • Presentation on Gateway Communities Training
  • Discussion / Ideation for Community Based Initiatives
  • Discussion / Ideation for Lecture Topics


Lunch – Adjourn
Camp du Nord Dining Hall


Bois Forte Heritage Center

The Heritage Center is located on the grounds of Fortune Bay Resort and Casino

Map and Directions:

Camp du Nord

We have arranged for Meeting Space, Sleeping Cabins, and Meals (dinner, breakfast, and lunch) at Camp du Nord.

You will need a sleeping bag or linen, pillow and towel. Bring a swim suit if you wish to sauna!

Here is the route from Bois Forte to du Nord:,+Tower,+MN&daddr=3606+N+Arm+Rd+Ely,+MN+55731-8440&geocode=&hl=en&mra=ls&sll=47.821125,-92.329761&sspn=0.009178,0.019119&ie=UTF8&z=11

Directions to du Nord:

Map of Camp du Nord:

Cabins and Meeting Room are in the “Pine Pointe Village” on the eastern side.

The Dining Hall is in the “Northland Village” with parking just past it to the north of the dirt road. The dining hall is about a 17 minute hike from Morning Glory.


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    I plan to attend the Thursday evening lecture:

    Cost will be $50 (Canadian) per person for those attending the entire session, including overnight and meals.

    There is no cost to attend the Thursday evening lecture, nor the Friday meeting.

    I am interested in:
    Breakfast, Friday morning Ft. William - $10Lunch, Friday at Ft. William - $15Lodging, Thursday night at Fort William and Friday breakfast and lunch - $50

    Cost is payable by check, cash. Please make checks out to “VNPA” and either U.S. or Canadian currency is acceptable. Please bring checks or cash to the event.

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