Fall 2016 Great Lakes Intertribal Food Summit at Red Lake

The Great Lakes Intertribal Food Summit at Red Lake on September 16-17 features a great agenda and Indigenous foods prepared by Native chefs, including the Sioux Chef Sean Sherman.  Is there something you’d like to see on the agenda?  Feel free to submit your input in the comment box below.  Registration is now open.  We are currently accepting scholarship applications.

Here is the agenda: glifs_red lake_full schedule_082516.

Some highlights include:

  • Soil health workshop with instruction on how different types of soils impact growing with hands-on learning on soil tests, soil maps, pH readings
  • Seed keeping workshop led by Rowen White
  • Maple sugar meeting
  • Pre-session workshops on 1) federal vendor, organic, and GAP certifications; and 2) landscape level conservation and NRCS conservation planning
  • An “Intertribal Foods Festival” featuring Native chefs cooking Indigenous foods, which will also be served throughout the entire event




Native Youth in Food & Agriculture – Great Lakes Summit

The Native Youth in Food & Agriculture Great Lakes Summit will be held April 22-24 in conjunction with the Great Lakes Intertribal Food Summit at Gun Lake Pottawatomi’s Jijak Camp in Hopkins, MI.

Focusing on current agricultural production & food systems issue

This youth summit will bring together Tribal youth from around the Great Lakes Region, providing amazing learning opportunities in seed saving, culinary arts, food business planning, and many other important topics.  Application forms for participants as well as group leaders are available below.

Student Application

Student Leaders Application

Final Flyers