The story below features a powwow event called Gichi Manidoo Giizis that focuses on commitment to community and the environment. It is sponsored, in part, by the Minnesota SARE State Program.
Source: Indian Country Today Media Network, by Tish Leizens
The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in Minnesota is launching its first powwow this month as the tribe renews its commitment to its community and environment.
The traditional powwow called Gichi Manidoo Giizis, meaning Great Spirit moon or start of the winter moon, will be held Saturday, January 12, at...Read More
Maawanji’idiwag Ji Gizhaadamowaad Miinkaanan (They are Gathering to Protect the Seeds).
The Great Lakes Indigenous Farming Conference returns on March 8-11, 2012 at Deep Portage Learning Center, Hackensack, Minnesota hosted by White Earth Land Recovery Project. This conference is open to the public.
The conference will feature local, regional, and international speakers. Hear how indigenous nations are restoring traditional foods and working towards sustainable communities. In addition, network with neighboring tribal nations and get information to further develop your own community programs....Read More
The news story below features Winona LaDuke, an NCR-SARE grant recipient. To read more about LaDuke's NCR-SARE grant projects, click here and type "LaDuke" to begin your search.
KRAGNES, Minn. - The harvesters break off dried corn stalks at the base with a brisk snap.
They twist off the ears and place them in recycled plastic grocery bags. A few of the pickers – anxious to see the corn beneath – peel back the crackly husks to reveal kernels ranging from burnt umber to eggplant to a pale, buttery hue.
Some of the cobs are studded with fat, off-white...Read More
by: Winona LaDuke and Lauren Scott
Indigenous farmers and gardeners from the region and beyond gathered at the 9th Annual Great Lakes Indigenous Farming Conference in March to share knowledge, stories, and of course, their seeds.
More than 100 native people, organic farmers, students, and community members participated in the conference hosted by the White Earth Land Recovery Project held on the White Earth Reservation in Northern Minnesota.
"I had a Hopi Squash run up a tree last year," Frank Kutka, USDA Sustainable Agriculture representative...Read More