Our staff is constantly educating themselves and striving to have a more full understanding of the worlds we walk in. We will be starting a new blog post type, called […]
Author: Em Matson
Terra Madre Slow Food Festival
In October, Chef Sean Sherman was invited to the Terra Madre Salone del Gusto, an international Slow Food Festival held in Turin, Italy. Joined by Indigenous Food Lab Culinary Program […]
Indigenous Food Lab and IFL Market Updates
Indigenous Food Lab Market Update The menu for our hot lunch bar in the upcoming Indigenous retail market is taking shape. The theme is “Choose Your Direction”, which is a […]
First Alaskans Institute Annual Statewide Elders and Youth Conference
Dana Thompson (Dakota) and Rob Kinneen (Tlingit) attended the First Alaskans Institute Annual Statewide Elders & Youth Conference in October, and made an abundance of truly wonderful connections with individuals […]
An Introduction to Responsible Foraging
This blog was written in partnership with Foraged Market by one of their team members. You’ve seen it on TikTok, on Instagram, and even talked about it with your family. […]
Completing the Circle: Two Spirit as an Act of Decolonization and Re-Indigenization
During Pride month, we find it important to talk about the Two Spirit and LGBTQ members of our community. The contributions of Two Spirit and LGBTQ Indigenous people cannot be overstated, and their presence in our communities can not be over-appreciated. We have compiled an extensive list of Two Spirit materials, looking at how health, community, decolonization, and re-Indigenization impacts the Two Spirit and Indigiqueer community.
Seed Stratification – Maskiikii Gitigan
The winters are cold in Minnesota. In order for native seeds to survive the winter, they go dormant, and when the days start to warm in the spring and the ground thaws, they come out of their dormancy and germinate. The process of replicating this winter dormancy in order to germinate the seeds on your own is called stratification. If you are hoping to grow native plants from seed, which is the most cost efficient way to get native plants in your garden, there are a few ways to stratify them.
Lakota Food Summit
o the Lakota Food Summit in Rapid City from February 14th to the 17th. They had a wonderful time connecting with others about a love of food sovereignty!