Articles about WETCC Extension
WETCC Extension Services Blog site for our annual Wild Food weekend. Now in its 8th year, it attracts up to 100+ people and features wonderful wild food presenters. This year our featured presenter is Wild foodie Sam Thayer, Author of Nature’s Garden: A Guide to Identifying, harvesting and preparing edible Wild plants.
The land within the boundaries of the Reservation contains three distinct natural biomes. The Prairie biome was once covered by vast plains of native grasses and numerous wetlands. The Deciduous Forest biome lies generally in the middle of the Reservation. This biome contains northern hardwood species of oak, maple, basswood, birch, elm, and aspen. The Coniferous Forest biome lies in the easternportions of the Reservation. This region contains stands of pine fir, spruce, tamarack, aspen, birch and cedar. These regions are characterized by gently rolling hills with several lakes, wetlands, and streams. This biome is home to species like; white-tailed deer, ruffed grouse.
Established in 1963, the Indian Affairs Council is the oldest council in the nation and serves as a liaison of the Indian tribes and the state of Minnesota. The Indian Affairs Council Offices, located in St. Paul and Bemidji, Minnesota, carry out the mission of the Indian Affairs Council, which is “to protect the sovereignty of the eleven Minnesota tribes and ensure the well being of all American Indian citizens throughout the state of Minnesota.”
White Earth Reservation is located in Becker, Clearwater, and Mahnomen counties in north-central Minnesota. Created in 1867 by a treaty between the United States and the Mississippi Band of Chippewa Indians, it is one of seven Chippewa reservations in Minnesota. This website features, the mission and goals of the Tribal Council, a history and map of White Earth, past issues of the Tribal newspaper Anishinaabeg Today, Employment opportunities, calender events and more.
White Earth Tribal and Community College (WETCC), an Anishinaabe controlled liberal arts institution of higher education, is dedicated to educational excellence through provision of a culturally relevant curriculum, in partnership with students, staff, community, and industry.
White Earth Land Recover Project (WELRP) is a nonprofit founded and run by Winona LaDuke. The mission of the White Earth Land Recovery Project is to facilitate recovery of the original land base of the White Earth Indian Reservation, while preserving and restoring traditional practices of sound land stewardship, language fluency, community development, and strengthening our spiritual and cultural heritage.
NAWO is a non-profit organization chartered in 1982 to educate people about solutions to environmental problems caused by society’s waste.
We focus on electric utility wastes and the disproportionate adverse health and economic impact of electric utility wastes on Indigenous Peoples, People of Color, and those who live at subsistence levels. Our mission is to phase in modern renewable energy and energy efficiency systems and technologies, and to phase out destructive electrical generation technologies and obsolete, abusive energy management practices.Our program connects energy development with environmental protection, local economic development, public health and social justice. Our objective is to provide all people with affordable energy resources that are required for healthy, productive lives.