Maawanji’idiwag Ji Gizhaadamowaad Miinkaanan,
“They are Gathering to Protect the Seeds”
Great Lakes Indigenous Farming Conference
returns to the
White Earth Reservation
March 3-6, 2011
Maplelag Resort, White Earth, Minnesota
White Earth Land Recovery Project
The daily conference fee is $25.
<<< THE FULL CONFERENCE FEE IS $60 >>>
This conference is open to the public.
Get ready for spring! Everyone is invited, come and learn about soil, renewable energy, gardening and greenhouses. The conference will feature local, regional, and international speakers. Learn about local food systems, pesticide drift, and bee colony collapse. Updates will be provided on the 1855 Treaty, wild rice & sulfate mining, slow foods and more.
2011 IFC Info Packet [14 page PDF; 451kB]
2011 IFC Agenda - Youth Track [3 page PDF; 247kB]
Herbalist, gardeners, horticulturists, students and farmers are coming from all four directions to share the knowledge of planting and harvesting. In addition, featured workshop topics will include developing an indigenous seed library, seed preservation and restoration programs, bee keeping and bee health, USDA programs and other resources, building healthy soils, and using grow boxes. The conference will also offer a day-long youth tract for youth-centered activities.
Come hear how indigenous nations are restoring traditional foods and working towards sustainable communities. In addition, network with neighboring tribal nations and get information to further develop your own community programs. Representatives from the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, Standing Rock Sioux, and Tesuque Pueblo are coming to share their knowledge with communities of the Great Lakes area.
For more information please call:
Karla Bellanger at: 218-375-2600 or