Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

François Médion

When François Médion was the urban farm manager for the Duluth Grill, he saw his role as that of a builder.

Not just in the sense that he had to rip up a parking lot and put in an orchard and a rain garden, but he wanted to build an awareness of the need for wild things and wild spaces.

Now, in his new role as master gardener at the Ojibwe School on the Fond du Lac Reservation, the former summer program has grown to be a full-time, year-round venture.

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Every year, the St. Louis River Area of Concern coordinators draft an updated Remedial Action Plan.  This year, the draft is available online with changes, additions and deletions marked in red, so it's easy to see where they are and click for more information.

Marshall School's Zeitgeist Arts Night! is tomorrow (Tuesday, March 5th) from 5:30pm to 7:30pm...

Student Juried Exhibition Reception is Thursday, March 7, with special guest juror Susanna Gaunt

Exhibit Opening Reception with artist Kathy McTavish is also Thursday night, in Virginia ...

1854 Treaty Authority

On this episode of Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa we talk with Michele Hakala-Beeksma about the precedents and the groundbreaking history of the Treaty of 1854 and why this enduring treaty still matters today

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On this episode of Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa we have a conversation with Dan Jones about many topics, including clans, elders, and geographical place names. Dan is from the Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation in Ontario and is an Anishinaabemowin ("Ojibwe language") teacher at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet, Minnesota. He also taught Ojibwe at UMD in the fall of 2016. He is also the twin brother of Dennis Jones, and the son of Nancy Jones, both of whom also have been guests on Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa.

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Northeastern Minnesota was never the land of the buffalo, but it was home to elk, before overhunting and habitat loss decimated the population.

Now the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is betting on funding from the LCCMR (Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources) to look into restoring wild elk to a portion of their former range.