Maple sugar used to be packaged in 65lb mukuks, or birchbark baskets by the Ojibwe Anishinabeg of the Great Lakes. 65lbs of maple = about 8.1 gallons of syrup. You can learn a lot more about historic and contemporary sapping, making maple syrup or sugar and the kinds of trees you can tap at this years Great Lakes Food Summit coming up April 19-23rd, 2017 in Hopkins, Michigan.
Register now for the Great Lakes Intertribal Food Summit that will be held April 19-23 at Gun Lake Pottawatomi. This year’s event features even more hands-on activities, including workshops on making traditional tools on Wednesday morning, April 19th.
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Here’s the draft agenda:
The Food Sovereignty Symposium and Festival is just about ready, and meal tickets are going fast for the March 10-12 event on the University of Wisconsin campus and surrounding sites in Madison, Wisconsin. The symposium component of the event is focusing on Indigenous and broader topics of food sovereignty that impact how communities and individuals control and manage their food systems, and the festival component is a celebration of Indigenous, local, and regional foods hosted by several very famous and mouth watering Indigenous chefs — preparing our daily meals.
CLICK MORE LINK FOR SCHEDULE and Meal Tickets: https://food-sovereignty.com/
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LIVE Friday March 10th:
#1 Rowen White – Seed Sovereignty, Janie Hipp with the Tribal Food Code Project:
#2. Dan Cornelius, Jessie Conaway, Reynaldo Morales and Martin Reinhardt on Climate Change, Treaty Rights and Natural Resources:
#3. Elizabeth Hoover, Brian Yazzie and Richard Monette reflecting on Standing Rock.
LIVE: Saturday March 11th:
#1. 9:15-10am – Rowen White on Seeds, Sovereignty and Building for the Future.
#2. 10:00-12am – Taste of Tribes Brunch – and All Star Native chef team.
#3. 12:00am – Keynote with Elizabeth Hoover on Food Sovereignty Today.
WATCH IT HERE AT IndianCountryTV
The Food Sovereignty Symposium & Festival is being held in Madison, WI on March 10-12 with additional events throughout that week. The event is a collaboration among the Intertribal Agriculture Council, Family Farm Defenders, the Wisconsin Union and it’s new WUD Cuisine Committee, and an assortment of UW-Madison departments and centers, including the Center for Integrated System (CIAS), the Great Lakes Indigenous Law Center, and the Nelson Institute.
Several of the amazing meals do require tickets, but the symposium sessions are free of charge.
Registration is now open for the Great Lakes Intertribal Food Summit at iacgreatlakes.com/summit
USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is currently accepting applications for their Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) and Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP) to support local and regional food systems. Applications for both program applications are due March 27, 2017.
FMPP grants fund farmer-to consumer direct marketing projects such as farmers markets, community-supported agriculture programs, roadside stands, and agritourism. $13 million is available for FMPP, and the minimum and maximum awards are $50,000 and $500,000.
LFPP grants fund local and regional food business enterprises that serve as intermediaries to process, distribute, aggregate, and store locally or regionally produced food products. Projects also provide technical assistance and outreach, including planning grants for local food businesses. $13 million is also available for LFPP for minimum and maximum awards ranging between $25,000 to $500,000.
We will be hosting the 2017 Spring Great Lakes Intertribal Food Summit with the Gun Lake Pottawatomi Tribe at their Jijak facility on April 19-23, 2017. Save-the-date is attached. Please visit our event webpage to share feedback on what you’d like to see as part of this event, which will again feature a concurrent youth summit.
We’re also accepting chef applications. Applications received prior to November 30th will receive priority.