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ANISHINAABE-GIKENDAASOWIN

Anishinaabe-gikendaasowin – meaning Indigenous knowledge – is a new series of workshops, Medicine Walks, activities, and trips based around teaching/learning Indigenous ecological knowledge. Throughout the year, including during the summer, AISP will organize seasonal activities, and connect the MSU community with community-based knowledge-holders.

Beginning in Spring 2016, AIIS commenced our first Urban Sugar Bush (Iskimamizigan) in collaboration with Fenner Nature Center. This iskimamizigan builds upon previous work faculty have done at Fenner Nature Center, including harvesting wiigob (basswood) and other mshkikiwan (medicines), taking urban Native youth on Medicine Walks, and working on a wiigiwaasi-jiimaan (birchbark canoe). A long-term goal is to continue working with Fenner and establishing a 'bush university' where students engage in 'learning on the land'.

Please send suggestions for activities, workshops, partners, and collaborators to AIIS.

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SPRING 2016 CALENDAR

  

ANISHINAABE-GIKENEAASOWIN

SUGARBUSH – throughout MARCH

BIRCHBARK BASKET WORKSHOP – MARCH 23

BLACKASH BASKET WORKSHOP – APRIL 20