Winona LaDuke has been making the rounds in all three districts in recent weeks, talking to Band members about the Mille Lacs Band Integrated Food Systems Program, which Commissioner of Administration Catherine Colsrud has been developing for over a year. Winona's Honor the Earth organization was chosen to partner with the Band in operating the program. See the February Inaajimowin for a story on the project. If you can't wait that long, and "like" the MLBO Farming Project Facebook page.
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Slow Food Turtle Island
On February 22, representatives from Indigenous food projects around the country gathered at theTaos County Economic Development Corporation (TCEDC) with representatives from Slow Food USA(and Skyped in Slow Foods International) as well as the Christiansen Fund, to discuss the possibility and mechanics of establishing a Slow Foods chapter specifically for Indigenous people from Canada, the US, and Mexico. Participants felt that having a Slow Food association separate from the national organizations would give Native communities better opportunities to network, develop presidia to protect Indigenous foods, and send Native delegates to Terra Madre in Italy.