Final Program for Great Lakes Intertribal Food Summit

The Great Lakes Intertribal Food Summit at Gun Lake Pottawatomi starts with hands-on traditional technology workshops on Wednesday morning, April 19th and runs through Sunday, April 23rd, featuring numerous workshops on topics ranging from seed keeping to conservation planning to cooking in clay pots on wood fires.

Click the link below to download the final event program, and check out the main event webpage for registration and additional event information.

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Early Registration for Great Lakes Intertribal Food Summit Ends March 20th

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:

Great Lakes Intertribal Food Summit at Gun Lake

We will be hosting the 2016 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.

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Foraging for Food, Fuel and Medicines at Great Lakes Fall Food Summit

#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.

 

 

#4. Sapping Black Walnut and other trees

Forest Specialist Kevin Finney discusses a few things they learned while sapping Black Walnut trees — one of them, the emergence of a by-product called pectin.

As part of the Food Sovereignty movement in Indian Country the Intertribal Agricultural Council and the Red Lake Ojibwe held a Great Lakes Intertribal Food Summit in Red Lake during September of 2016 featuring foraging for food, workshops on soil, traditional economies, and related subjects while featuring several Indigenous chefs and Native cuisine for two days.

Foraging and Harvesting from the Forest

One of the featured workshops of the Intertribal Food Summits that have been held in the Great Lakes region is the Foraging for Food workshops. At the up and coming Red Lake Intertribal Food Summit during September 16 & 17th it is called “Harvesting from the Forest” and will be led by Tashia Hart of Red Lake, who works with the Sioux Chef, Sean Sherman. Several other participants will be assisting in identifying and harvesting for the feasts, plants and medicines that are commonly used by Indigenous people for health and nutrition.

The Jijak Foundation, Red Lake Ojibwe, Oneida Nation and the Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) have focused their Great Lakes regional conferences on food sovereignty, Native harvesting, and Indigenous culinary development.

Red Lake Food Summit Update & Scholarships

The Intertribal Agriculture Council is accepting scholarship applications for the Fall 2016 Great Lakes Intertribal Food Summit at Red Lake on September 16-17th.  There will also be pre-summit workshops on Federal Vendor, Organic, and GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) Certifications on Wednesday, September 14th and Conservation Planning with Red Lake Tours on Thursday, September 15th.  Here the updated event schedule:

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