Chicago Intertribal Native Plants Workshop

Chicago Intertribal Native Plants Workshop
TUESDAY
SEPTEMBER 15
2015
9AM-5PM
Chicago Botanic Garden
Glencoe, Illinois

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

TRAVEL DATES: SEPTEMBER 14-16 ~ Registered tribal representatives will travel by chartered bus from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to Illinois.

Sponsored by the Cedar Tree Institute in collaboration with the US Forest Service & the Chicago Botanic Garden

  • 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

PRESENTERS:

PATI VITT, PhD ~ Curator & Conservation Scientist
Botanist, Chicago Botanic Garden
SCOTT HERRON, PhD. ~ Ethnobotonist (Odawa, Anishanaabe)
JAN SCHULTZ ~ U.S. Forest Service Chief Botanist, Eastern Region

WITH INVITED REPRESENTATIVES FROM:

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

FOR MORE IINFORMATIION & TO REGIISTER:

Ken Kelly • The Cedar Tree Institute • (906) 869-1911 or
email Ken Kelly kenkelley2463@yahoo.com

Chicago Intertribal Native Plants Workshop

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