The Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College extension programs Bimaaji’idiwin and 13 Moons Programs in partnership with Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is having a Gitigaan Wiikondiwag (Farm Feast).
This will be held on Saturday, August 27th from 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Gitigaaning Farm located at 960 Cary Road, Sawyer, MN 55720. This event features Traditional Lacrosse, Producer Market, Farm Tour and Feast.
This event highlights the efforts of Bimaaji’idiwin Producer Training Program participants, showcasing their organic Native foods grown on-site with a variety of healthy dishes prepared by Native chefs (Vern Defoe, Red Cliff; Randy Cornelius, Oneida; and Vince Johnson, Red Lake Nation) and local youth. Attendees will learn about Ojibwe peoples’ food sovereignty efforts through directly engaging with everyone involved in the production of their meal, from farm to table. In addition to the feast, there will be various information tables and food vendors. Attendees can learn more about Anishinaabe cultural traditions, language, and land stewardship. There will also be an opportunity to play or observe a traditional Great Lakes style wooden stick lacrosse game.
*Please note: The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is asking all media invitees to not take pictures during the Invocation out of respect of the Anishinaabe cultural practices