Tribal Cooperative Development and Value Added Workshop

Join the University of Wisconsin Law School’s Great Lakes Indigenous Law Center and the Intertribal Agriculture and partners, including the University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives, the Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance (NAFSA), for a Roundtable on Tribal Cooperative Development and Value Added Products in Madison, Wisconsin on Tuesday morning, June 5th.  In addition to this half-day session, there are several related events occurring in Madison from June 4-6, including the

  1. Food Sovereignty on Turtle Island Symposium that is part of the Ethnobotany Conference
  2. Indigenous Foods Tasting Menu from The Sioux Chef
  3. update on the new Indigenous Seed Sovereignty Collaboration with UW-Madison and the Indigenous Seed Keepers Network
  4. Traditional Tools Workshop led by Kevin Finney, and
  5. an Indigenous Foods Banquet Dinner from The Sioux Chef, Sean Sherman

Registration for the Ethnobotany Conference is required to attend the Food Sovereignty on Turtle Island Symposium on Monday, June 4th.  We do have a limited number of registrations for that conference, as well as lodging support.  Please contact daniel.cornelius@wisc.edu to RSVP or for more information.

 

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Final Agenda – Great Lakes Intertribal Food Summit

The final agenda for this year’s Great Lakes Intertribal Food Summit at the Meskwaki Nation is now posted.   Click here to download the full PDF.  Register today if you haven’t already. #foodsummit

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Buffalo Butchering Workshop @ Great Lakes Intertribal Food Summit

We are excited to feature a full traditional buffalo butchering workshop led by Arlo and Lisa Iron Cloud at this year’s Great Lakes Intertribal Food Summit held at the Meskwaki Nation in Tama, Iowa from May 9-13.  Starting with a ceremony and respectful kill in the field on Wednesday morning, May 9th, this workshop will cover all aspects of traditional butchering and use of the animal over the following days, with meat going onto the event menu.

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Part of the intention behind this workshop is reconnecting to traditional, full-use approaches that respect the gifts provided by our four-legged relatives.  By conducting the kill in the field, the animal will be placed under less stress.  The hands-on nature of this workshop will give participants a much better understanding and appreciation of from where our meat comes.

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Registration now open for 2018 Great Lakes Intertribal Food Summit

Registration is now open for the 2018 Great Lakes Intertribal Food Summit that will be held at the Meskwaki Nation in Tama, Iowa.  Confirmed presenters and chefs include Loretta Barrett Oden (Corn Dance Cafe), Rowen White (Indigenous Seed Keepers Network), Sean Sherman (The Sioux Chef), Ben Jacobs (Tocabe), Claudia Serrato, Marlene Aguilar, Kevin Finney, and many more to be announced.

The early registration rate runs through March 31st.

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USDA Farmers Market and Local Food Promotions Programs Now Accepting Applications

USDA is now accepting application for its Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) and Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP).  FMPP range between $50,000 and $500,000, and LFPP grants range between $25,000 and $500,000.  LFPP projects do require 25% matching funds contribution.  Both applications are due May 7, 2018.

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.   Registration is now open at the Eventbrite site by clicking here.  This year’s event will again feature a concurrent regional youth summit as well.

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