2016 Wild Food Summit Registration

The 10th Wild Food Summit (WFS) runs Thursday, June 16th thru Sunday the 19th at the White Earth Reservation Little Elbow  Lake Tribal Campground. This year, we are running it as an ‘Open Space event.’ with topics led by those attending.

Since the Wild Food Summit is a different format for this year, all registrations for WFS will be brought through a committee and accepted based on each applicant’s input as to their contributions and knowledge they would like to learn and share with their local communities.

The Registration Deadline is Friday, February 19th.  All Applicants will be notified via email on their registration proposals by Tuesday, February 23rd.  At that time, approved proposals will be given a link to complete registration payment.

Registration fee: $100.00 Per Adult (Youth 17 & Younger-Free) Free registration to White Earth area residents.

For more info call Tammy at 218-935-0417 Ext 213

To submit you application click on the link below. You will be taken to another site and will need to create a login account. Then you will be able to answer the required questions and submit your application.
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Scandinavian Knife Making

February 12th-14th, 2016

At the Mahnomen High School-Industrial Arts Room

The focus of this workshop is teach those who want to carry forward the skills of knife making. High quality materials will be made available: a Norwegian or a Finnish blade along with curly birch steve knife - 1wood, antler, and nickel silver for the handle. Attendees can bring their own beautiful piece of wood, horn, rawhide, or other material to use for a knife handle.

Friday, February 12th, 5pm-9pm: Design knife and collect handle materials.

Saturday, February 13th, 9am-5pm: Prep and create the handle.

Sunday, February 14th, 9 am-5pm: Shape handle and finishing the knife.

No cost- but limited to 7 participants. Snacks and refreshments provided.

Instructor: Steve Dahlberg, started making knives at the age of 16 and has made many knives since, mostly in the Scandinavian style.

To Register Contact: Tammy 218-935-0417 Ext. 213  or  tbellanger@wetcc.edu

Minonjigewin:  Someone is eating right; Revitalizing Traditional Anishinaabeg Connections Project.

A partnership between the  Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, Red Lake Nation, White Earth Tribal and Community College and the Bush Foundation.

Double Plaited Birchbark Knife Sheath

Saturday, February 20, 2016,  10am to 3pm 

Extension Building of the White Earth Tribal and Community College, 2254 College Road, Mahnomen, MN

Continue an ancient tradition of knife sheath making used by the Russian and Scandinavian peoples. Together, we will celebrate the versatility of birch and its many gifts, by learning how to make strips image3[1][1]of bark and peeling apart the bark layers. Then, we will make a woven knife sheath, to protect your knife blade. Bring along a knife to create your own birchbark plaited knife sheath.

Class size max: 8

This is a free workshop where lunch is provided!

For More Info or to RSVP call:

Tammy Bellanger at 218-935-0417 Ext 213 or tbellanger@wetcc.edu

Artist/Instructor  Bio: Colette Wolf is a lifelong artisan and crafter. In the past year, Colette has studied basket making with birchbark, reed and willow. She attended numerous hands-on, basket-making workshops and camps in the midwest. Colette has shared a life long love for useful basket containers with her mother. “To me, there is always life essence in plants, whether the plant is rooted in mother earth, or harvested to feed, or providing service in a basket. I feel this partnership every time I carry my laundry, in a willow basket. Plants help me remain rooted to my past and mother earth. For this reason, I surround my family with basket containers and many other items made from plants.”  Colette is a White Earth descendant through her grandmother’s lineage, who grew up in the Whitefish Village with her fathers family, on the Lac Courte Oreilles reserve in northern Wisconsin.

Minonjigewin:  Someone is eating right; Revitalizing Traditional Anishinaabeg Connections Project.

A partnership between the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, Red Lake Nation, White Earth Tribal and Community College and the Bush Foundation.Bush logo

Deer Canning

IMG_2665-1Friday, Nov. 20th, 2015,10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

White  Earth Community Center, 26310 Crane Road
This is hands on learning preparing and pressure canning deer meat. All are welcome and will take home a jar two. There is no cost for this workshop. Lunch will be provided.

Call Becca with questions at 218-935-0417 Ext. 314  or Rebecca.dallinger@wetcc.edu

A partnership between the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, Red Lake Nation, White Earth Tribal and Community College and the Bush Foundation.

Seed Day and Harvest Celebration

A family celebration to celebrate the 2015 Gardening season.garden surplus

  • Door prizes and lunch provided
  • Seed saving and seed sharing
  • Tour Wetcc community garden
  • Reserve your family garden spot for 2016

When: Saturday, October 24, 2015, from 10 am to 2pm

Where: White Earth Tribal and Community College, 2254 College Road, Mahnomen

For More Info call: Tammy at 218-935-0417 Ext 213

Minonjigewin: Someone is eating right; Revitalizing Traditional Anishinaabeg Connections Project

A partnership between the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, Red Lake Nation, White Earth Tribal and Community College and the Bush Foundation