1. ZIIBIMIJWANG FARM Growing Indigenous Food Sovereignty

    Mark Rivett posted April 9, 2021

    Ziibimijwang Farm is helping restore food sovereignty for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians and other communities throughout the northern Great Lakes region.

    Joe Van Alstine will discuss ways in which Ziibimijwang is working to provide a reliable food source for tribal community members independent of the larger food system, encourage healthy eating, and enhance people’s knowledge of how to raise their own food.

    He also will share challenges and opportunities in operating a sustainable, community-based farm, as well as how collaboration with tribal and non-tribal institutions, such as the University of Michigan’s Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum, can help promote Ziibimijwang’s mission.

    Guest Speaker:

    Joe Van Alstine

    Chair of the Board of Directors, Ziibimijwang, Inc.


    (from the UM Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum):

    David Michener


    Jeremy Moghtadar

    Campus Farm Program Manager

    When: Wednesday, April 14th at 1:30pm



    UM College of Literature, Sciences, and the Arts; UM Office of Research; UM Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum; UM Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; UM Sustainable Food Systems Initiative; UM Museum of Anthropological Archaeology; UM Museum Studies Program; UM Department of American Culture; UM Native American Studies Program; UM Office of Government Relations; Native American and Indigenous Studies Interdisciplinary Group