Great Lakes Intertribal Food Summit 2018

This year’s Great Lakes Intertribal Food Summit will be hosted by the Meskwaki Nation in partnership with the Intertribal Agriculture Council and Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance in Tama, Iowa from May 9-13.  There will also be a concurrent regional youth summit.

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Three videos on Foraging for Food, Fuel and Medicines at Red Lake Summit

Register and get more information on the 2018 Great Lakes Intertribal Food Summit to be held May 9-13, 2018 in Tama, Iowa on the Meskwaki Nation.

 

#1. Foraging for Food, Fuel and Medicines: Hyssop

The Red Lake Ojibwe Nation and Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) take you on a short walk along part of the Red Lake Ojibwe Nation’s, Red Lake and the woods that surround it foraging for food, fuel and medicines as part of the Great Lakes Intertribal Fall Food Summit held at Red Lake, Minnesota during September of 2016.

#2. Foraging for Food, Fuel and Medicines: American Basswood

Here is Kevin Finny, Director of the Jijak Foundation for the Gun Lake Pottawatomi in Michigan speaking about the use of American Basswood, one of several species of trees identified during the fall 2016 Intertribal Food Summit held on the Red Lake Ojibwe Nation during September.

#3.Foraging for Food, Fuel and Medicines: Milkweed

With Kevin Finney, executive director of the Gun Lake Pottawatomi’s Jijak Foundation and Tashia Hart of the Sioux Chef Team in the woods and fields of Red Lake Ojibwe Reservation foraging for food, fuel and medicines as part of the Great Lakes Intertribal Fall Food Summit sponsored by the Intertribal Agriculture Council during September of 2016.

MOSES Organic Farming Conference – Scholarships Available

Scholarships for Native producers are available for the MOSES Organic Farming Conference that will be held February 22-24 in LaCrosse, WI.  Please visit the scholarship application page and select “Intertribal Agriculture Council” as the sponsoring organization.  This year’s MOSES Conference will feature a Native producers panel and Indigenous seeds roundtable, as well as a meeting for Native producers.

In the “notes” section, please indicate 1) your Tribal/organization affiliation, 2) what you hope to gain by attending MOSES, and 3) whether you are interested in volunteering for a shift at the Intertribal Agriculture Council exhibit booth that will be representing Native foods and producers (you’re welcome to bring your own items and handouts).  The Intertribal Agriculture Council will have additional lodging stipends for exhibit booth volunteers.

 

Grant – Blooming Prairie Foundation

The Blooming Prairie Foundation is accepting applications for awards ranging from $2,000-70,000 for projects that promote research and education in the organic industry and cooperative community or help develop new organic products.  Applicants must be 501c3 non-profits and applications are due March 1, 2018.  $250,000 in funding is available.