Maamaadizi II – 2015

Maamaadizi 2015

On Tuesday morning, May 26, 2015 a traditional offering of tobacco and cedar was scattered on the waters of Lake Superior by 14-year-old Kayla Dakota to mark the beginning of a second trip by KBIC tribal youth to visit one … Continue reading

Intertribal Native Plants Workshop

Intertribal Native Plants WorkshopTHURSDAY
Tribal Cultural Center
Wilson, Michigan

A Native Plants Restoration & Pollinator Protection Workshop for Native American Tribal Communities in Northern Michigan

Sponsored by the Cedar Tree Institute in collaboration with the US Forest Service & Hannahville Indian Community

  • Protecting crop wild relatives & the endangered ecosystem
  • Seed harvesting techniques for preservation of plants
  • Opportunities for small tribal-operated economies for harvesting ginseng, blueberries, wild leeks, etc.
  • Preserving traditional cultural teachings about the natural world
  • Monarch butterfly protection


EARL MESHIGAUD ~ Hannahville Cultural Department Director & Tribal Council Member
SCOTT HERRON, PhD. ~ Ethnobotonist (Odawa, Anishanaabe)
JAN SCHULTZ ~ U.S. Forest Service Chief Botanist, Eastern Region
KELLY CONSTANTINO ~ Youth Services Director, Sault Ste. Marie Tribe


Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians,Hannahville Indian Community, Bay Mills Indian Community,
Northern Michigan University’s Center for Native American Studies


Ken Kelly • The Cedar Tree Institute • (906) 869-1911 or
Jon Magnuson • (906) 228-5494 •

Intertribal Native Plants Workshop

Crop Wild Relatives Plants Workshop

Crop Wild Relatives Plants Workshop

This workshop focuses on the emerging challenge of conserving Crop Wild Relatives, those native plants that are closely related to the important food crops that we are inextricably linked to today. Continue reading

Non-Native Invasive Plants Workshop

Non-Native Invasive Plants Workshop

This workshop will focus on increasing numbers of non-native invasive plants (NNIP) of Northern Michigan and Northwest Wisconsin that are radically transforming our region’s natural ecosystem. Strategies will be explored for controlling and limiting their impact. There will be field-work, lab instruction, presentations, and discussions. Forty to fifty species will be identified. The workshop will open with a blessing from tribal elders and close with a traditional talking circle. Continue reading

Overview, Nursery Program, and Sand Point Restoration: Achieving a Shared Vision

Sand Point Restoration

Karen Anderson at the 13th annual North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC) International Conference highlighted native plant and pollinator work by the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) Natural Resource Department and the Zaagkii Wings and Seeds Partnership on October 22-24, 2013. Karen, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Natural Resources Department Plant and Greenhouse Technician, made a presentation at the NAPPC event in Washington D.C. Continue reading

Kinomaage Native Plants Workshop – Fall 2013

Native Plants Workshop

On Friday, October 4, 2013, the Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College (KBOCC) hosted the sixth Native Plants Restoration and Pollinator Protection Workshop. This workshop provided by the Kinomaage/ Zaagkii Wings and Seeds series, focused on the theme “Forest Products and Plant Restoration”. Continue reading

US Forest Service Eastern Region Intertribal Nursery Workshop

Nursery Workshop

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) hosted a Forest Service Eastern Region Intertribal Nursery Workshop on August 13-14, 2013. The event was recapped nicely by the U.S. Forest Service. Continue reading

Kinomaage Workshop October 4

Kinomaage Poster Oct 2013

You are invited to a 6th Native Plants Restoration and Pollinator Protection Workshop for Native American Tribal Communities in Northern Michigan.

Get an overview of native plant restoration and pollinator-protection efforts among Native American tribal communities.

Gain insights into fungi harvesting, and establishing forest products. Continue reading