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

Restoring Native Plants in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, a Community Effort

Community Effort

It’s not enough to rely on government programs like the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to pay for restoration projects; organization and funding on the local level is essential to pool all available resources to help the ecosystems. Like reconstructing elements of native plant communities, interconnecting people is vital to restoration success. Continue reading

Kinomaage Success Story

Kinomaage Success Story

On September 13-14, 2012, representatives from four American Indian tribes in the Upper Great Lakes Basin met with US National Forest Service staff to continue sharing skills and experiences for use in collaborative efforts to restore and preserve native plants and protect pollinators. Continue reading

New Video with U.S. Forest Service Botanist Jan Schultz

Jan Schultz Video

USFS Eastern Region Botanist Jan Schultz was the keynote speaker on Tues., Oct. 16, 2012 at the Rapid Response Invasive Plant Intervention Team of the U.P.! (RIPP IT UP!) Third Annual Northern Great Lakes Conference named “A United Front against Invasive Species” in Marquette. Continue reading

Kinomaage Workshop September 13 & 14

Lac Vieux Desert Band of L.S. Chippewa

You are invited to a 4th 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 traditional Native cultural teachings, medicinal plants, & wild rice seeding and harvesting. Continue reading

Zaagkii Booklet 2012

Zaagkii Booklet 2012

“Gisheek: Spirit of the Cedar”

Printed annually, 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 below. Continue reading

Hannahville Indian Community hosts U.S. Forest Service, Cedar Tree Institute April 2012 Workshop on Pollinator Protection and Native Plant Restoration

Cedar

Representatives of 5 tribal communities attended an April 2012 pollinator protection and native plants restoration workshop at the Hannahville Indian Community.

Hannahville Indian School students planted apple and cedar saplings as part of the U.S. Forest Service-funded Zaagkii Wings and Seeds Project in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Continue reading