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Choosing Between Your Money and Your Soul

Choosing Between Your Money and Your Soul

from Indian Country Today August 19, 2015 By Jon Magnuson Twenty years ago, on a visit to Great Falls, Montana, I spent an afternoon casually wandering through the C.M. Russell Auction of Original Western Art, reputed, at that time, to … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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