The 18th annual Great Lakes Indigenous Farming Conference and the 4th annual Indigenous Hemp Conference is taking place March 5th-7th 2021.
The virtual conference is hosted by the White Earth Land Recovery Project, Anishinaabe Agriculture Institute and Winona’s Hemp and Heritage Farm.
With Canadian Agriculture day just passed us this week, it is important to consider the original caretakers of the land. This conference features several Indigenous and First Nations speakers, demonstrators and artists.
One of the speakers is Dr. Martin Reinhardt, a local Anishinaabe Ojibway man from Sault Michigan. His current research focuses on revitalizing relationships between humans and Indigenous plants and animals of the Great Lakes Region.
Topics of discussion include policy, law and tribal sovereignty, materials economy/value-added products and regenerative farming/traditional ecological knowledge.
The conference also includes demonstrations on how to make Anishinaabe Gauntlet Mittens, and cedar weaving along with cultural teachings.
This year’s theme means “Let the Knowledge of Our Past become the Wisdom of Our Future.” or
Giigikendamowin Bagami-ayaa Wiinibwaakaawin.
For more information and to register for the event, visit this site.