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FDL Agricultural Division

Food Sovereignty Initiative Work Group

The Fond du Lac Food Sovereignty Initiative is an interdepartmental group created in 2015 that includes Fond du Lac’s Agricultural Division, Planning Division, Health and Human Services, Education, Resource Management, and Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College Extension staff, and others.

The Fond du Lac Band's Food Sovereignty Initiative committee meets bi-weekly to discuss and collaborate on a variety of local food efforts, which include gardening, harvesting, food processing and preservation, cooking and nutrition education, higher education opportunities, grant writing, program development, and food policy work. The group consists of members from Fond du Lac Resource Management, Human Services, Education, Planning, Operations, Tribal Council, Legal, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Environmental Institute and Community Experts/Mentors. Some of the main programs represented are 13 Moons, Gitigaan, Bimaaji'idiwin Producer Training Program, Farm to School, Ojibwe School Youth Gardening Program, SNAP, and SHIP.

If you are interested in joining a meeting, please email jamieadams@fdlrez.com.