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White Earth Land Recovery Project 2009 Annual Report

The Great Anishinaabe Canoe Race

Table of Contents
Introduction......................................................................................................................................3 From the Executive Director…………………………………………………………………………………….......4 Green Jobs for Brown People..…………………………………………………………………………………........5 Mino-Waasamowin-Renewable Energy..……………………………………………………………………6-7 Pine Point Farm to School Program……………………………………………………………………………..8 Buy Fresh, Buy Local Food Economy...................................................………………………………..9 Indigenous Farming Conference......………………………………………………………………………10-11 Indigenous Corn Restoration Project..…………………………………………………………………….10-11 Native Harvest....……………………………………………………………………………………………….......12 Environmental Justice Work..………………………………………………………………………………12-14 Great Anishinaabeg Canoe Race..................................................................................................14 Donors.............................................................................................................................................16 Foundations, Institutional & Individual Support.............................……………………………17-18 Income & Expenses........................................................................................................................19

Mii Wenji-Migaazoyaang - Why We Fight
“We do not have thousands upon thousands of dollars. We do not have great mansions of beauty. We do not have priceless objects of art. We do not lead a life of ease nor do we live in luxury. We do not own the land upon which we live. We do not have the basic things of life which we are told are necessary to better ourselves. We do not have the tools to be self-sufficient. But today, I want to tell you that we do not need these things. What we do need, however, is what we already have. What we do need has been provided to us by the Great Spirit.... We need to realize who we are and what we stand for.... We are the keepers of that which the Great Spirit has given to us, that is, our language, our culture, our drum societies, our religion, and, most important of all, our traditional way of life... We need to be the Anishinaabeg again.” ~Egiwaateshkang, George Aubid, Sr.

“..this reservation; it was well understood that this was to be the future homes of the Indians of the Mississippi band; it was understood that we should never be removed from here. Remember, my friends, this is the last of all our possessions.” ~Wabunoquad, August 6, 1886
It is around thirty years after the Zay Zah case, in which George Aubid resisted the theft of his land on the White Earth reservation. That case, in which Clearwater County sought to “quit claim” an 80 acre parcel of land which had belonged to his grandfather ZayZah, set in motion a land title, claim and restoration process, which we proudly continue today. George Aubid Sr., sole heir to Zay Zah, was awarded land ownership following the legal case of “State of Minnesota v. Zay Zah” in 1974 This report is dedicated to those who fought and those who fight.



From the desk of the Executive Director

Wabigonigiizis 2010

As I write this report, it‟s a bit later than usual, but it is on time for us. It is on time, because as I write, our Ojibwe people are exercising our treaty rights and fishing in the lakes of our ancestors, under rights reserved under the treaty of l855. This past week‟s fishing demonstration on Leech Lake, netted a couple of citations, but based on the fact that our treaty of l855, did not relinquish any rights to our traditional way of life, we will see if the state of Minnesota wishes to oppose our people. As I write, our wind turbine is going up. This is to say, that a long, and challenging process during which we‟ve traveled to wind farms, researched wind turbines, hired and fired consultants, and finally, done most of it all ourselves, now is coming to bear fruit- our 75 kilowatt Lolland Wind Turbine is going up in the former ball field in Callaway. This turbine, a result of much hard work, prayers, tears and really a labor of commitment to our future generations, will power our building, our food production facility, offices, day care center, and soon our radio station. This turbine is a symbol of power of the people... at its most basic form.

Jon Martin

As I write, a new crop of heritage corn is going into the ground, beginning to deliberate on its emergence on the surface of our Mother Earth, peeking through her skin. This year, we will be proudly growing four varieties on our lands, the beautiful Seneca Pink Lady; the Manitoba White Flint; the Bear Island prized flint; and a Mandan Red corn. We have planted, and started much of our gardens already, and are hoping for a good year. We are also hoping for a good year for our goats. That is right; you read it here first- our goats. This year, we begin our first inter-cultural goat project, working to both, care for our land, provide local nutrition and create a local market for Halal goats for our new Muslim neighbors. As I write, I have a home. Many of you know that this past year was extremely trying for our organization and our people. It was, indeed a perfect storm. This is to say that my family‟s home burned to the ground, several of my senior staff had to leave for medical reasons, and the demise of world financial markets almost cost our organization, our financial well being. As I write to you now, I can say that we have survived. We have changed, we are stronger, more lean, and soon we hope to be more virtual and versatile, as this woman and an organization which is founded in the last millennium begins to move squarely into this millennium, and the age of Facebook, Twitter, and the Internet. We hope you will join us. Miigwech,


Green Jobs for Brown People Bringing the Green Economy to Gaawaabaabanikaag

Oozhitoonidaa- Let‟s Build It
This is our strategy. Our organization suffered greatly from the financial challenges of most of our major donors- our budget was cut by two thirds. We found that we were unable to continue most of our staff support and program work, but we are a rather determined and resilient group of individuals. Much of the staff did face layoffs. We had some opportunities, however, which we took. Namely, the rebuilding of the LaDuke family home- a green, local and, a bit eccentric home. Four of the primary staff of Sustainable Communities were able to work a good portion of the year, and learn some pretty amazing skills along the way, as carpenters.

Staff members assisting the building of the LaDuke new home.

The house burned in November of 2008, leaving a family of nine homeless, and putting a great deal of strain on our organization. As the LaDuke family moved from rental home to rental home, a plan emerged to build a green home. This was actualized through a set of opportunities, challenges and small miracles. An insurance settlement provided some resources, and many people donated to the family – clothing, beadwork, food, prayers and money. With this, our Executive Director, began to find Craig‟s list. This means, that the first part of the house – some ninety two logs which had been sustainably harvested three hours away, and were two years cured, were available. This began the quest for green. Despite the lack of Leeds Certification ( Leeds seems to apply mostly to buying new, as opposed to salvage) , we contend this is a pretty green house. That is to say, that most of the windows, doors, floors, appliances, plumbing and fixtures are all used, or salvaged. The house is designed to use wood as a primary heat source, has back up heating systems, a good deal of light, and room for many children, grandchildren and visitors, who still come to stay. Tony Tibbetts, a Lakota/Ojibwe man was able to engineer the house and train most of our staff on the skills of log building and green building. Ron, Pat and Eric Chilton, were joined by Brian Wichern, Jon Stevens, Doug Fineday and Will Hanks to make a pretty nice house for the family. We are very thankful for everyone‟s support and the fact that our Executive Director, once again has a desk.

Wassamoan Kapashesit & Zapatista Dolls


Mino-Waasamowin- Good Energy Project
Our goal with your support has been to create a strong more efficient Indigenous energy model for this millenniumaddressing cultural values, environmental realities, and the realities of climate change and peak petroleum. In the course of this work we have learned a great deal. As you know, we completed the White Earth Anishinaabe Energy Plan in 2006, mapping out the issues of efficiency, use and potential resources for a new energy plan. Our interest is in relocalizing an energy economy and making that an efficient economy. In this vein we began with heating. Weatherization and Solar Panels Recognizing that there are some 700 families on the White Earth reservation who qualify for fuel assistance, and that many of these families suffer from dire fuel poverty, we have worked to create a system to install solar heating panels on their houses. New state money is available for this effort; however, we remain challenged by some very bureaucratic issues in accessing that money on this reservation, which is unfortunate. We were able to install only two solar heating panels with state money on this reservation, while we have installed at least six on White Earth and Red Lake in the interim with private funding. We were able to send two of our staff to be successfully trained as Energy Auditors at the Dunwoody Certification program in the fall of last year, this enables our staff to work on energy audits and prepare houses for the solar installations, in a more timely manner.

Solar Electric Over the past year, we‟ve sent two young Native women affiliated with this office to trainings in solar photovoltaic certification. In 2008, we sent Aurora Conley (Bad River Ojibwe) to a solar certification, and in 2009, we sent a tribal member from the Standing Rock Sioux Nation, Kate Fast Horse to training and certification with Solar Energy International in solar photovoltaic installation. We anticipate a small solar install in the fall of this year on the green LaDuke home (a new home has been built as the last one was lost in a fire). This is a community training program as well. The solar heating panels were donated by Solar panel installation in progress SEI, and have arrived at White Earth. This is a grid tied, with a battery backup solar install. In the fall of 2009, we had to request a variance from the Becker County Planning commission for an installation near the lake, as it was the sunniest spot in the yard. This was denied, but a permit was issued by the tribal land 6

office, which did have jurisdiction. We hope to create a model project which will show both Native and non-Native community members the excellent opportunities of solar electric. Wind Energy: We did a lot of work on wind energy and learned a great deal in the process. We found a twin Lolland turbine. Due to changes in turbine availability, and changes in the management of our partners, we were unable to begin work on the turbine foundation until November of 2008. We completed the turbine foundation, with our own staff, volunteers and a local set of resources in early January- despite cold conditions. In early June the tower came to our reservation, and we erected the tower with tribal labor, and the leadership of Tony Tibbetts in the spring of 2009. The Lolland nacelle (head of the turbine) was sent to Serve Tech in Colorado to undertake some extensive upgrading and refurbishing. Additionally a new control panel was created, which is customized for this turbine. All of this required a good deal of intellectual capital, and we were able, with Tony Tibbett‟s help to leverage a good deal of support for this wind project. We are very thankful to all, and hope to have a good model for a community scale native owned wind project by the fall of 20l0. We hope to develop this model for our community and to share with other Native communities regionally and nationally, as we are sure that the size of this turbine and the technology is appropriate for our people and community.
Giiwedin Martin checking out the turbine tower going up.

Photo on left: Preparing turbine blades for mounting. Photo on right: Turbine blades being placed onto tower.


About this past year: The Pine Point Farm to School Program At the end of August, 2007 the Farm to School Program was introduced at the Pine Point Elementary School Open House. A preliminary survey and participation forms were distributed to parents because we needed to create the community buy-in for the program. We served sloppy joe sandwiches; sweet corn and fresh watermelon at the open house to illustrate those fresh, local, organic foods were valid substitutes for institutional foods. It went well. The Pine Point Farm to School Program began by transforming the breakfast and lunch menus served to approximately 100 students and the school staff.
Students preparing to plant at the Pine Point School by hoeing ground for Farm to School program.

Nell with food processor at the Pine Point cafeteria kitchen.

The reintroduction of Anishinaabeg foods began, and included buffalo (mashkode‟bizhiki), hominy (mandaamin), turkey (mizise), deer meat (waawaashkeshiwi-wiiyaas), berries (wi-niisimin), sweet corn (wishkobimin), squash (okanakosimaan), beans (mashkodesimin) maple syrup (ziinzibaakwaad), and our wild rice (manoomin). With each traditional food the students learned about processing, storage, preparation techniques and most importantly, the holistic values of the Anishinaabeg towards food in their classroom activities and shared their learning through art projects and writing exercises such as essay and poems. This past year, we lost our Kyra Busch, the great coordinator of this program to Graduate school at Yale University, she is sorely missed. We have worked to continue the program, and are continuing to support local food production and processing. With the help of the Johnson Ohana Foundation we were able to provide a Hobart Food processer to the school, which allows us to cut vegetables a lot more quickly. In the upcoming year, we hope to strengthen the program, and to add some new charactersnamely some goats to the mix. This is to say, that we are working on a new goat project with the USDA, and hope to use some of the scraps from the Pine Point farm to school program and our other food production facilities for the goats,. In turn, we may get some milk, make some cheese, and make more friends in the neighboring Muslim communities, for those who are interested in Halal meat.


The feasts attracted around 200 people including parents, members of the local community council, school board, tribal council members, and local farmers. Parents learned about preparing Anishinaabeg foods with community cooking lessons in the winter. Forty people learned how to cook fry bread made from wild rice flour, homemade honey butter, buffalo enchiladas and hominy. Parent involvement grew throughout the year and many requested a continuation of classes and offered to help cook feasts in the upcoming school year. Relocalization and support for the Local Food Economy Through the Pine Point Farm to School Program, we identified and worked with over two dozen different farmers from the White Earth region. Produce was purchased as available from local farmers. In order to keep food dollars on the reservation, local purchasing preference was given to native families, families living within the borders of the reservation, or families producing within 36 miles of the Pine Point School. 66% of those people we worked with met those qualifications. The remaining third includes three organic food cooperatives and a food bank that donated food for school usage. For goods that we could not obtain on or near our community, such as natural, hormone-free milk or organic, stone-milled grains, we purchased directly from small-scale farming operations with none located further than 130 miles away from the school and 80 miles away from the reservation border. The total impact of these purchases resulted in more than $15,000 introduced into the burgeoning local food economy. Program dollars also helped in reducing the school food debt by $17,000 in one year. We worked with meat producers buying whole buffalo, highlander beef cows, heritage turkeys, free-range chickens and organic hams and sausage. Each animal was inspected at the meat processing facility. Fresh deer meat and fish provided by the White Earth Department of Natural Resources. In the upcoming year, we have been asked to help other schools on the reservation- the Circle of Life School and the Naytauwash charter school begin some of this work as well, to which we say… maamaakajizhichige.. or fantastic. We are very pleased that the project is of interest. We have had a lot of folks come and visit us, and as well, at our Indigenous farming conferences, this is always a very good topic.


Tribal Food Programs Profile In the spring of 2009, we worked with a researcher from the national farm to school program to create a preliminary report on the national efforts to revitalize tribal food systems. This report shows the significance of these efforts nationally and interest in our communities in restoring healthy foods for our children and communities. See:

Indigenous Farming Conference

Jonesy Miller

The White Earth Land Recovery Project has sponsored the Great Lakes Indigenous Farming Conference for the past five years. The conference was attended by some 80 representatives of tribes from the region, including Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota, Red Lake, Leech Lake, Mille Lacs Ojibwe , Menominee Nation, Oneida Nation, Bay Mills Ojibwe, Keewanaw Bay Ojibwe community, Saginaw Chippewa Ojibwe, and a number of urban Native farming and gardening projects including Dream of Wild Health. The conference also hosted some 30 students from the Pine Point Elementary School and their principal who presented to the group and fielded questions on the farm to school program. The conference had a range of workshops and presentations , including food sovereignty and food security , corn and culture, building tribal food programs, and a number of technical workshops on seed saving , gardening, grow boxes, corn cultivation and other projects. The conference continues to be a Seneca Pink Lady Corn wellspring to support the restoration of food systems and agriculture in our region. As well, we developed the initial foundation of a tribal food code for our communities, and further began work on networking on tribal food sovereignty assessment. Indigenous Corn Restoration Project We received funding from the USDA for an Indigenous Corn Restoration Project this past year. The project entails work to document the history of our ancient corn varieties- culturally and their significance in our communities. The project is a three year program also created to restore the viability of some of the most ancient corn varieties in our region as a foundation for food security in a time of climate change and peak oil. Most of these varieties are dormant, or held by seed banks and we would like to bring them home, and with them the cultural knowledge of corn. We are very pleased that this year, we have been able to launch this project in collaboration with at least eight Indigenous communities in our region and a host of farmers and organic gardeners
Ivan Curry holding a Lakota squash


who are interested in these corn We have also begun work on other varieties of food, including squash . Pictured here is Ivan Curry with a Lakota squash grown by his father Martin Curry and himself, in an affiliated project in Little Traverse Territory in Michigan. We are very proud of our allies in this project.

“Food sovereignty is the right of Peoples to define their own policies and strategies for sustainable production, distribution, and consumption of food, with respect for their own cultures and their own systems of managing natural resources and rural areas, and is considered to be a precondition for Food Security.”
Tribal food Codes

Declaration of Atitlan”, 1st Indigenous Peoples‟ Global Consultation on the Right to Food and Food Sovereignty,Guatemala,2002
We hosted a session at the Great Lakes Indigenous Farming Conference on the mandate for developing a tribal food code for our community and other communities. The basis of our analysis is that food is a basic human right, and we have lost control over our food from control over seeds to production, distribution, and what we eat. The consequences are illustrated in our diabetes epidemic, and the loss of income to our community through a leakage in our local food economy. The WELRP completed a food economy study in 2008, which is relevant to the food policy questions. We have a draft of a food code, which over the upcoming year, we anticipate working on to create a viable template for tribal communities. The food code will necessarily involve the cultural significance of food as a foundation, tribal health and sanitation requirements, production support and access and preservation of seeds and land, as well as procurement and tribal food purchasing. We have a long track record on this reservation and nationally. This is both good and challenging. Tribal governments change, dynamics change, and in oppressed communities, often lateral oppression impacts the ability to do coherent work. We will continue to try and work with tribal government here on White Earth to move forward a coherent and strong agenda to protect our food security and our future.

“That they [the Ojibwe] had sold their land to the government; that they had been promised a great many things in return, but had never received them ;that they had complained to their Great Father of these things, and had been promised redress, but it had never come; that they were now poor and in rags, and we could see, the whole wealth of their bands being upon the backs of those present, and their families at home naked; but if they had been fairly dealt with, they would not now be in that miserable condition.” --Hole-in-the-Day, September 15, 1862


Native Harvest and Value Added We had little to no money to purchase wild rice this past year, that is green rice at Lake side. We did, however work with the White Earth Tribal Biology Department to process a good deal of wild rice for our people, and were able, over the course of the fall to sell more wild rice, and then, in turn, purchase more finished wild rice. As well, since we had only a small crew working for our organization, we focused some of our food work on the farm to school program. We were able to continue sales at Native Harvest, although, with a reduction in marketing money (promotional money) and a decline and malaise in the overall economy, we did see a significant 25% drop in sales. We hope to restore our health in marketing with some new promotional abilities in 20l0.

Barb Warren demonstrating equipment used for making Native Harvest maple candy.

Environmental Justice
This past year, we worked hard on two regional environmental justice projects- the final opposition and defeat of Big Stone II, a coal fired power plant slated for just over the border of South Dakota on the Sisseton reservation. And, we worked to educate our region about the Tar Sands project from Canada and its impact on our people. Big Stone II is a project which was proposed for twelve years by Ottertail Power Company, our energy provider at the White Earth Land Recovery Project Callaway office. The project has been opposed by a wide variety of environmental organizations in the region, and became a focus of the WELRP as a sort of unique niche. We wrote a number of editorials for local papers, which were read by Ottertail Power customers (and responded to diligently by Ottertail officials), we organized two forums with Fergus Falls Community College students, and went to the stockholders meeting. Working in coalition with many other groups, we were able Ottertail Power Shareholder’s Meeting Participants: Cewsia Kearns, Peggy-Sisseton to defeat this plant, and really offered a unique addition to the debate – a local Representative, Gwe Gasco, Winona LaDuke and environmental justice focus. We are really proud of our involvement. We Patrick the Giant Otter. challenged Ottertail Power company to buy more wind power, and are now working to sell them wind power from our facility in Callaway. New regulations put in place by Ottertail , and a bit of resistance, we perceive to buying wind are our new challenges. We hope to begin work on a regional transition strategy away from coal, and 12

have talked with a number of tribal communities in the region who are very apt and able to produce wind power- most of them need access to power lines, just and fair power purchase agreements, and some technical support. We are hoping to be more of a resource to tribal communities in our region on these issues.

Say it was a moment in history, and you could do something to stop the ecologically most destructive project on the face of the earth. Would you raise your voice, or just wave it on?
An area the size of Lake Superior is slated for strip mining for tar sands. At present, the Province of Alberta and Canada (considered to be a “Climate Criminal” of this project) has leased over 65,000 square kilometers of land for tar sands development . Environmental regulations in Alberta are very lax, to say the least. Tar sands production is licensed to use more water than Alberta's two major cities -- Calgary and Edmonton -- combined. That water is turned into poison, laced with chemical sludge. Daily, tar sands producers burn 600 million cubic feet of natural gas to produce tar sands oil, enough natural gas to heat three million homes. The carbon emissions for the project surpass those of 97 nations in the world combined... from Winona LaDuke and Nellis Kennedy-Howard‟s op ed in the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Our second challenge is with the Tar Sands Project, impacting Dene and Cree people in northern Alberta. We worked extensively this past year to educate the Minnesota, and tribal community on this project, and were involved with supporting outreach at Leech Lake reservation. Despite our attempts to oppose the project‟s pipeline through our territory, two tribal governments agreed to rights of way- Leech Lake and Fond du Lac. However, the Enbridge pipeline corporation had to pay $27 million to traverse tribal land, which was expensive for the corporation. Subsequent pipeline proposals from the Tar Sands have carefully avoided tribal lands in Michigan, South Dakota and Nebraska, where we continue to do outreach on this devastating project. In the fall of 2009, WELRP joined with Honor the Earth Staff in presenting at the Tribal homelands and Climate Change conference held at Shakopee Mdewakanton reservation. This conference was co-sponsored by Honor the Earth and NASA, and included tribal participation from over l00 communities. We undertook trainings and outreach the green economy with a number of reservations across the country. This included presentations at national tribal conferences (Great Plains Tribal Chairman‟s Association, WEWINNational Tribal Women‟s Leadership Conference, and Minnesota Chippewa Tribe) on renewable energy, 13

economics and the environment. We were able to do work with the Little Traverse Band of Odawa, Saginaw Chippewa of Michigan. We were able to be part of launching a statewide Indigenous People‟s Green Jobs Task Force in coordination with tribal governments, urban Native organizations and labor force training programs such as the American Indian Opportunity Industrial Council. At the convening of the Minnesota legislature, presenting on the issues of tribal communities, and our experience in strategies to create a resilient green economy for our community, we also provided consultations to the Red Lake band of Ojibwe and Mille Lacs on small scale wind installations. Preliminary analysis began of a small scale wind component manufacturing facility for our reservation using, we hope, funding from veterans organizations and allocations. We collaborated with Honor the Earth in creating a Green Jobs for Brown People booklet, profiling much of our work as an outreach tool for tribal communities in the state. Our Executive Director presented on the model we are developing here on the White Earth reservation at tribal communities, regional, and state governments, national gatherings and colleges throughout the year, including the Green for All Summit, Dream Reborn, and over fifty colleges, community groups, high schools in tribal and non tribal communities. International presentations and work included presenting on food sovereignty and energy security issues at two presentations in Canada to tribal and rural governments. Great Anishinaabe Canoe Race In 2009, we co-hosted the Great Anishinaabeg Canoe Race (8th Yamamoto Cup) with Dennis Banks, Japanese Businessman Masau Yamamoto and the Nowa Cumig Institute. We are proud of our history of racing, revitalized here on the reservation, and we are proud of our sponsorship. The artwork of the flyer was done by Steve Blake(photo on right), an amazingly gifted artist from the Red Lake reservation, and indeed a great human. He passed away in 2008, after many battles with his health. His art, his humor and his legacy is remembered.


Conclusion In the beginning of the new millennium ….. it„s a time of the people of the Seventh Fire. The people, who would go back, find things that were missing, recover songs, drums and ensure a way of life. We are those people. We are the people who are recovering our drums, restoring our ancient corn varieties, protecting our wild rice, incurring that we control our energy economy and fighting for the fish that our ancestors died for. It is a good life the people were given here, and we are thankful to be those who can take these actions. We wish to extend our thanksgivings to all of you who helped us through this past very tough year, and ask you to continue to believe in us, and continue to invest in us.


Ailene Glatter Al Gedicks Al & Joyce Stromberg Alan Rausch Alan & Claire Downes Alison Antoun Amanda Bloom Ann Anderson Ann Warner Ann & Dale Warner Antoinette Dombeck Barbara Hunt Barbara & Ted Fath/Suderhaus Bettina Barrett Betty Christensen Betty LaDuke Bonnie Carlee Bonnie Raitt Brooke Manley Carl Kohls Carol Robinson Charles & Michele Keppen Charlie & Mima Tipper Cheryl Davis Cheryl Merritt Christian Finch Christine Sleeter Community Shares of MN Co-op America Foundation Curtis Selph David Bilides David Halstead David Mann Deborah Koons-Garcia Deirdre Hosen Denise Buccola Dobbie Roisen Don & Helen Berheim Donald Irish Donald & Mary Javurek Douglas & Katherine Bade Durl & Jan Kruse Dwight & LaVonne Platt Edward Munyak Eileen Wampole Elaine & Steven Beitelspacher Eleanore Feldman Elizabeth MacMillan Elizabeth Cox & Gregory Steele Eric Boucher Ethan Zaghmut Evan Fales Evelyn Black Fernando Cazares Frances Gillette Frances Taylor Frank Lewin Franklin & Jean Witte Frederick & Catherine Plessner Gail Irish Gary & Meira Itzkowitz Gary & Stephanie Johnson Gary D West, MSW, PC Geraldine Musil Gwyneth Kirk H. Paul Jerlstrom H.E.C.U.A Hallie Larsen Jael Weisman James Bonilla James Schmitt James Stevens James Washburn James Wellman James & Ann Fingar James & Jacquelyn WatersHenning James & Michelle Snyder James & Ruth Weaver Jan Griesinger Jan Kruse Jajaime Kiland Jan Saecker Jane Muhawi Janis Alcorn Jean & Kenneth Wentworth Jeanette Moses Jeffrey Roy Jennifer Riley Jerome Gleich Jessica Hann Jim Carlstedt Joan Bryan JoAnn Thomas-Douglas Nopar Joel Schwartz John Pollack John Poole John Rodgers John Taylor John & Christina Radich John & Christina Taylor John & Jan Fredell John & Kim Taylor Joseph Quirk Judith & Jay Demerath Judy Gavin Junius Powell, Jr. Kate Houston Katherine Seeger Kathleen Johnson Kathryn Johnson Kathy Nenadovich Katy Johnson Kay Mehl Ken & Jeannie Green Kenneth Heger Larry Ginsberg Laura Lyons Laura Shaw- Murra Laurie Katon Leo Babeu Karen Meier, USAF Ret Leona & Charles Heitsch Linda & David Woessner Lisa & Karl Simer Liza Berdnik Liza Eng Loren & Faith McCaghy Louis Abel Louise Gerdts Luca Del Negro Luverne Swanson Lynne Harrington Margaret Gair Margaret Hinton Margaret Weitzmann Margie Hunter Mark Giese Martin Dietl Mary Harrington Mary Russell Mary Kay Bunker Mary Sue Gmeiner Mary Sue Lobenstein & John Sellen Maureen McCue Max & Leola Potash Michael Nimkoff Michael & Barbara McMahan Michelle & Rolf Mehlhorn Mimi Carlson Mortimer Cushman Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Voelbel Nancy Cayford Nelson Jorgenson Noel Schenker Patricia O'Leary Patrick O'Dougherty Paul Kivel & Micki Luckey Paul Kivel & Rocheleau PB Cook Persis Suddeth Peter & Dawn Milton Nancy & Kenneth GoodhueMcWilliams Phillip D Blake Raymond & Kristin Majkrzak Rebecca Kugel Rev. Gary Anderson Richard Paper Richard Vanden Heuvel Richard & Deborah Bancroft RMF Foundation Roald Cann Robert Fall Robert Huebsch Roberta Gutherie Robyn Stockton Ronald & Judith Sundmark Ronald & Judith Horsnell Ruth Manley Ruth Mayer Sally Johnson & Kay Kramer Sandra Beasley Sandra & Douglas Olson-Loy Scott & Janice Young Sharon Kavanagh Shary Zoff Sheree & Ronald Nordin Sherna Gluck Sinsinawa Dominicans, Inc. Sisters of St. Joseph of Corondelet Stanley Ganer Stephen Benton Steve & Hallie Larsen Susan Govern Susan Oppenheim & Frieda Gardner Sybil Careof Sybil & Toyoko Carof/Kametani Sylvia Lambert Ted Haaland Terry Pridgen The Tipper Family Therese Ann Brennen Susan Futrell Thomas Bedard Tony & Carol Hauser Tovah Bender Trinetta & Daniel Doll University of St. Thomas Vera Kause Vivian Barry Wallace McCurdy, Jr. William Calkins, M.D. William Kilbourn, Jr. Winky Foundation -Gerrish Milliken



Agricultural Mission Alida Rockefeller Messinger Trust All Tribes Foundation AMB Foundation Blandin Foundation Blooming Prairie Foundation Blue Cross & Blue Shield of MN Foundation Bush Foundation Carolyn Foundation Catholic Campaign for Human Development Chicago Community Foundation Citgo Petroleum Corporation Common Stream Foundation Cooperative State Research, Education & Extension Service United States Department of Agriculture Cottonwood Foundation Evangelical Lutheran Church of America Foundation Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund First Nations Development Institute First Universalist Foundation Ford Foundation Foundation for Sustainability and Innovation Funding Exchange Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat Network & Fund Harry Chapin Foundation Headwaters Foundation HECUA Honor the Earth

Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation Lake Region Arts Council Land O' Lakes Foundation Land Trust Alliance Lannan Foundation Massage Therapy Foundation MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger McKnight Foundation Minneapolis Foundation Minnesota Department of Agriculture Minnesota Environmental Partnership Ms. Foundation for Women National SARE Program Northern Environmental Support Trust Northwest Area Foundation Northwest Minnesota Foundation Otto Bremer Foundation Panta Rhea Foundation Patagonia Foundation Peace Development Fund Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Poverty, Justice and Peace Fund Public Welfare Foundation Qwest Foundation Raitt Foundation Region 2 Arts Council Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors


Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company SEVA Foundation The Christensen Fund The Foundation of the First Unitarian Society The Laura Jane Musser Fund The Minneapolis Foundation The Sheltering Arms Foundation The Sinsinawa Dominican Office of Peace and Justice The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia The Wedge Natural Foods Co-op Tides Foundation Tides Foundation-The Presidio Toro Foundation Trees, Water & People Turner Foundation Two Feathers Fund Unitarian Universalist - VEATCH Program at Shelter Rock University of Nebraska-Lincoln USDA-Cooperative State Research, Education & Extension Service Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation W.K. Kellogg Foundation Wallace Genetic Foundation Wallace Global Fund West Central Initiative WHY (World Hunger Year)


Wholesale Sales 11%
Cafe Sales 2% Other Income 2% Retail Sales 16%

2009 Grant Income

Grant Income UR Contributions Other Income Cafe Sales

Grant Income UR 65%

Retail Sales Wholesale Sales

Contributions 4%

2009 Expenses
Admin 15% Land 5% Fundr 7% Sus Comm 18%

Sus Comm Food Prog Food Prog 9% Education Enviro Native Har

Native Har 39%

Education 3% Enviro 4%