?Revitalizing our story?
16TH ANNUAL INDIGENOUS FARMING CONFERENCE &
2ND ANNUAL INDIGENOUS HEMP CONFERNCE
AT THE MAPLELAG RESORT FEBRUARY 28TH ? MARCH 3RD, 2019
IN CALLAWAY, MINNESOTA ON THE WHITE EARTH RESERVATION
White Earth, Minn.- January 24, 2019 ? Mark your calendars on the evening of February 28th
through March 3rd, 2019, for the 16th Annual Indigenous Farming Conference, Aanji-bimaajitoon
Gidibaajimowininaan, Revitalizing Our Story, sponsored by the White Earth Land Recovery
Project, and the 2nd Annual Indigenous Hemp Conference the day of February 28th, 2019
sponsored by the Anishinaabe Agriculture Institute and Winona?s Hemp & Heritage Farm.
Join us and learn about a wide array of topics and discussions such as community land
revitalization, food sovereignty initiatives, tribal food and farm policy, Indigenous Seed Keepers
Network, native agricultural techniques, tribal college extension programs and much more! We
also feature a youth track, story-telling, films, and hands-on demonstrations.
Confirmed presenters include Martin Reinhardt (Anishinaabe), Valerie Segrest (Muckleshoot),
Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin (Maya), Jim Chamberlin and Zachary Paige, Winona LaDuke
(Anishinaabe), JoDan Rousu (Anishinaabe), Linda Black Elk (Standing Rock Dakota), Jessica
Greendeer and Claire Luby (Ho-Chunk), Ed Spevak, Rowen White (Akwesasne), Kevin Finney,
Sean Sherman (Oglala Lakota), Elizabeth Hoover (Mohawk/Mi?kmaq), LeAnn Littlewolf
(Anishinaabe), and others.
Before the start of the Indigenous Farming Conference, join us for a day of learning, networking
and workshops on February 28th. Local and regional hemp experts will join us to discuss the
potential of hemp for tribal economies. Topics include cultivation and varieties, refining, and
value-added products, and tribal regulations.
Early bird registration for both conferences is now open on the White Earth Land Recovery
Project website: http://welrp.org/ through February 8th, 2019. Registration is still open through
February 22nd, 2019 at regular cost.
About the White Earth Land Recovery Project
The Mission of the White Earth Land Recovery Project is to facilitate the 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.
About Anishinaabe Agriculture Institute & Winona?s Hemp & Heritage Farm
Winona LaDuke?s Hemp and Heritage Farm with Anishinaabe Agriculture Institute will generate
local wealth in our community by establishing a training institute for indigenous foods and hemp
farming and working with our youth to create the next generation of Anishinaabe farmers.
For more information or to interview presenters in advance please contact:
Bridget Guiza IFC Planning
Margaret Rousu- Interim Executive Director White Earth Land Recovery Project
Kristen Tharaldson ? Assistant to Winona LaDuke, Anishinaabe Agriculture Institute &
Winona?s Hemp & Heritage Farm