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Kinomaagewin-aki, Teachings from the Earth

Kinomaage Success Story

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

Gain insights into traditional Native cultural teachings, medicinal plants, & challenges facing native plants restoration.

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Efforts for Plant Restoration Unite Tribes in Northern Michigan

When sounds of drums echoed through the forests in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in a dedication of a Native plants greenhouse at the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC), neighboring communities across the Great Lakes basin took notice.

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Zaagkii Booklet

Zaagkii Booklet

Secrets of the Monarch from the land & peoples of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Recently printed, this booklet gives insight to the motivation behind the project, a run down of our accomplishments to date, as well as what’s on the horizon for the future of The Zaagkii Project. You can view it online Continue reading

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USDAFS Ethnobotany Project

An important component of the Zaagkii Project in 2010 included the filming of 24 interviews with Ojibway elders speaking about traditional plants. These recorded interviews are being linked to the national USDAFS Ethnobotany Resource Center in Washington D.C.
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Riding the Wind

Tentatively scheduled for October 2011.

Following the Monarch Butterfly from Michigan to Mexico.

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KBIC helps indigenous plant restoration with geodesic dome solar-powered greenhouse

A dedication ceremony will be held in late August for the 16-foot geodesic dome solar-powered greenhouse that was built this summer at the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) in an effort to restore native species plants to northern Michigan.
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Project Interns Make Presentation at NAISA Conference

Zaagkii Project interns with the Northern Michigan University Center for Native American Studies make presentation about the pollinator protection initiative at the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association 2010 Conference in Arizona. Led by NMU Center for Native American Studies Director Continue reading

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Marquette Monthly News Story on Zaagkii Project

Marquette Monthly

The Marquette Monthly featured a Story on the Zaagkii Project – entitled “KBIC helps indigenous plant restoration with greenhouse” in the July, 2010 issue by Greg Peterson.
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