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Saturday, May 12, 2012

May 12-13 2012 Native American Foodways Workshop

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A Workshop on Revitalizing Traditional Native American Foodways
May 12-13, Camp Jijak. Hopkins Michigan
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Where:
Camp Jijak, 2558 20th St., Hopkins, MI 49328

When:
Saturday May 12, 2012 at 9:00 AM EDT-to-
Sunday May 13, 2012 at 5:00 PM EDT

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Hello, Aanii,

The Revitalizing Traditional Native Food-ways Workshop, hosted by the Gun Lake Band of Pottawatomi and the Great Lakes Lifeways Institute is coming up on May 12-13th. The
workshop will be held at Camp Jijak, which is between Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids. You won't want to miss this chance to learn traditional foods and gardening from some of the regions most renowned teachers! We have lined up gourmet food – two lunches and two dinners - and great teachings.

Thanks to generous sponsorship of The Native American Institute, The MSU Center for Regional Food Systems, and SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education), we can offer all of this for the low price of $50 for the weekend or $35 for one day. There is only a week left to register and slots are filling up fast.

There will be a jam session Saturday night so bring your musical instruments, voices, and drums.

Please forward to anyone you know who may be interested. Register soon! This is going to be an awesome event. We will be getting started at 9 am on Saturday and go until 5 pm on Sunday with dinner to follow.
Here is the schedule and menu, details follow:
SATURDAY MAY 12
9:00 Check in / Registration
9:30 Damnaboo; Corn soup making/teachings with George Martin
10:15 Wild plant foods walk and foraging with Daisy Kostus
11:15 Corn washing / Wezhashkemdek - George Martin & Erik Vosteen
12:00 pm - Lunch Served
1:15 Making Cree Pemmican - Daisy Kostus (James Bay Cree)
2:45 Wild Rice Processing - Jonesy Miller & Dale Kakak (Menominee)
Ongoing corn processing and wild plant foraging
6:00 pm - Dinner Served
7:00-9:00 pm - Live Music and Entertainment

SUNDAY MAY 13
9:00 Check in / Registration
9:30 Feast Bundle Teachings with Punkin Shananaquet (Gun Lake Tribe)
10:30 Three Sisters Gardening - Ted Skenandore (Oneida First Nation)
12:00 pm - Lunch Served / traditional seed exchange
1:15 Garden Planting - Ted Skenadore
Black ash corn washing & sifting baskets - Pigeon Family (Gun Lake)
6:00 pm - Dinner Served
Feast Menu
Adikmekwak (Fresh, Tribally Harvested Lake Superior Whitefish)
Mnomen mine Seksi Wiyas (Wild Rice, Venison and Wild Leeks)
Bkoj Bzheke Wiyas (Buffalo Roast)
Acorn Meal Cranberry and Maple Muffins
Spring Greens Salad with Ziwa'abo (Maple Vinegar) Dressing
Wishkmnomen (Sweet Maple Wild Rice)
American Hazelnut and Wild Plum Cookies
Cree Style Pemmican
Damnabo (Corn Soup)
Wezhashkemdek (Boiled Hominy and Hickory Nut Dumplings)
Sassafras Gelato
Shktagnabo (Birch/Chaga tea)
Sassafras Tea

& many more delicious dishes

Event Summary

On Saturday, participants will join Daisy Kostus and elder of the James Bay Cree for a trip to the woods and wetlands to learn about foraging, preparing and preserving wild foods and making traditional pemmican over an open fire. George Martin, Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe elder, will present on traditional teachings and techniques for making Damnabo, corn soup prepared with wood ash. Jonesy Miller and Dale Kakkak, Menominee, will share on wild rice processing Saturday activities will conclude with a traditional feast.

Sunday workshop activities will be focused on traditional and sustainable native gardening. Teachings on preparing feast bundles will be given by Punkin Shananaquet
of Gun Lake Band of Pottawatomi. Ted Skenendan of the Tsunhehkwa Organic Farm, Oneida Nation with Jonesy Miller will lead participants through the process of planting
a Three Sisters garden. A seed exchange will also be held, so bring seeds to share of you have them. The Pigeon Family will will be teaching now to make black ash corn washing and sifting baskets.

The cost of the workshop is $35 for one day or $50 for both days.
Registration cost includes lunches and Saturday evening feast and activities.

The workshop will be held at Camp Jijak in Hopkins, Michigan, about midway between Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo off of US 131. If you have any questions about the workshop or need to find local accommodations, please feel free to contact Kevin Finney: 616-644-3822.
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Get more information [http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=wjxgyvgab&oeidk=a07e5r1innu85e7bdcb&oseq=a01ghgtbo82bn]

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Thank you for your interest and support. We look forward to seeing you next weekend!!!
Sincerely,

Kevin Finney
Great Lakes Lifeways Institute
kfinney@lifewaysinstitute.org
616-644-3822