White Earth Land Recovery Project: 2012 Annual Report

Find us at: 607 Main Avenue, Callaway, MN 56521
Report compiled by Winona LaDuke, Terri LaDuke, and Lauren Kramer!

Iskigamizige giizis (March), 2013

Dear friends,
The White Earth Land Recovery Project, Native Harvest, Ojibwe Wind, and Niijii Radio thank all of you for your help with this work, which allows for the ability to make a difference for future generations. You have supported us in making a path towards a sustainable and better world. We are thankful for many things: the bountiful wild rice harvest, the beauty of fields of ancient corn, successful wind and solar projects, and the generation of young people who can now hear Anishinaabemowin on our airwaves with Niijii Radio. Despite some of the most difficult times in the history of our organization, we are grateful for what we have accomplished. Your support allows us to make a difference in a path for our future.

Winona LaDuke and Margaret Campbell admire heritage corn grown in WELRP gardens.


Winona LaDuke, Executive Director White Earth Land Recovery Project
White Earth Land Recovery Project 2012 Annual Report


Doing good work to make a difference…
The White Earth Land Recovery Project (WELRP) leads in restoring a lifeway for the future. WELRP’s scope of work includes building a civil society through Niijii Radio, protecting wild rice and wolves from mining companies and guns, and working to educate our people about these issues. Through our food sovereignty initiatives, we aim to reestablish local food production capacity. WELRP continues to work toward restoring a resilient food economy, building necessary intellectual capital and infrastructure. We envision a community-based economy, an economy with both national and regional implications. From our tribal Farm to School program—the first in our region and one of the first nationally—to our work restoring Indigenous varieties of corn, our actions reintegrate traditional foods into our community. We continue to deepen our food advocacy efforts, finding that our tribal government now has a renewed interest in this work; through expanded funding, we could further grow and share the traditional seed varieties that we’ve worked to restore. In addition, we’ve maintained our commitment to building the White Earth Seed Library, adding more seed varieties in preparation for the future. We hope to provide the people of White Earth with the hands-on experience required for learning to sustainably grow food for a living; we’ve taken a step toward this goal through partnering with a CSA farmer who offers nine years of experience and Manitoba White Flint corn knowledge. Several WELRP staff members collaborated to create a business plan detailing the path our products should take after leaving the farm. For example, we plan to grow green beans for our Farm to School program, receiving compensation for our product and making access to fresh, health produce a reality for local schoolchildren. Organic agriculture represents one of the most significant strategies that we, members of a tribal community, can use to feed ourselves and reduce our collective carbon footprint. We’ve also partnered with local universities. We produced an Anishinaabe Farming Curriculum with the University of Minnesota, Morris, which provides a nine-unit course on the history, cultural teachings, and practice of Indigenous agriculture. The project—blending science, culture, history, and economics—is intended for tribal colleges and available online. In addition, Hamline University students volunteered for two days at WELRP during 2012. They spent a full day grinding corn from our harvest.

White Earth Land Recovery Project 2012 Annual Report


Native seed saving has the potential to bring significant security to American agriculture. Historically, Native farming and gardening initiatives have dwindled to minimal levels: the allotment era and Native peoples’ lack of access to USDA loans both played a role in this decline. Concurrently, seed ownership power on both a national and international level consolidated into the hands of a few, resulting in overall lower seed diversity. Here’s a snapshot of how the problem first began. A long time ago, the Anishinaabeg people represented the northernmost corn growers in the world, pushing corn above Manitoba. As Anishinaabeg, we enjoyed abundant agrobiodiversity, growing some 120 distinct vegetable varieties. Most of these varieties have since disappeared. In Canada, three quarters of seeds that existed before the have gone extinct. In the United States, a similar trend holds. The creation of the Growing a purple potato variety for our Farm world's agro-biodiversity took 10,000 years; today, a to School program mere 30 food crops provide 90% of the world's nutrition. Monocropping and super-hybrids eliminate diverse strains in our local ecosystems, threatening the ecology of our planet. In turn, climate change and increasingly chemical-resistant weeds and pests will continue to challenge the earth’s health. Here at WELRP, we focus our work on growing traditional foods. During 2012, we grew beautiful, bountiful corn and vegetable crops with minimal losses. WELRP’s focus on restoring Manitoba White Flint, Saskatchewan White Flint, Bear Island Flint, Dakota popcorn, and the Seneca Pink Lady corn varieties from obscurity resulted in the start of a seed bank of frost-resistant, drought-resistant, hearty varieties. We grew viable quantities of an 800-year-old squash variety whose seeds we received two years ago from an archaeological dig in Wisconsin.

Drying corn from the 2012 harvest 3
White Earth Land Recovery Project 2012 Annual Report


Farm to School Program and Food Policy
We now are working with three tribal schools to expand our Farm to School program. AmeriCorps VISTA intern Kaisa Jackson completed a Tribal Farm to School (FTS) manual funded by the First Nations Development Fund. The FTS manual documents our work at White Earth and covers the implications of national and tribal policy projects. We worked with Kaisa Jackson, AmeriCorps VISTA, and Barb Warren, Native Harvest Elizabeth Hoover Production Manager, showcase tomatoes from the 2012 harvest. (Mohawk), Assistant Professor at Brown University: Elizabeth supervised graduate students to create a research paper on tribal food policies. You can download both documents on our website, www.welrp.org. We drafted a food policy draft, which is being circulated in our tribe and regionally. We have come to see organized education experiences as crucial to advancement of our work. In addition to hosting Elizabeth Hoover, we also welcomed visitors from the United Tribes Technical College (Bismarck, North Dakota), where a new seed bank is underway, and Steve Dahlberg, Extension Director at the White Earth Tribal College.

Winona LaDuke with Elizabeth Hoover, Assistant Professor at Brown University 4
White Earth Land Recovery Project 2012 Annual Report


Studying Traditional Fish Fertilizer
Using fish as fertilizer replenishes the soil; we look to harness the power of this traditional practice. During 2012, WELRP purchased 3,500 pounds of fish guts from Red Lake Fisheries. We’ve started collaborating with Red Lake to investigate the feasibility of creating either an emulsion fish fertilizer or dry fish fertilizer facility, adding value to Red Lake’s product. At present, Red Lake Fisheries sells around 400,000 walleye fillets per year, leaving two-thirds of total fish caught as bycatch or waste. In the past, Red Lake Fisheries has sold its bycatch as mink feed to the fur industry in the North. We hope to instead use this bycatch to create food for our land and gardens.

Supporting Our Youth
We installed a new “turtle garden,” constructed by Metric Giles of St. Paul, for our community. We had the young people from Omakaakoons Day Care (located in our WELRP building in Callaway) in mind when we built this new garden. Many of the children from the Callaway Boys and Girls Club, as well as other youth, eagerly helped us plant, water, and weed; we also taught them more about why gardening is so important. We also planted an abundant garden at the Gitiigaanig Farm on Round Lake. By developing our community relationships and online presence, we leveraged three WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) volunteers and several local youth to work on the Gitiigaanig Farm. In addition, we gained eight AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers and built a partnership with the Global Citizens Network (GCN). GCN recruited and brought 22 Jewish youth from Newport Beach, California to our community. The volunteers assisted with a diverse set of projects—clearing land, building an outhouse for the ceremonial grounds, constructing a mobile solar panel generator, and creating a mural for the Pine Point Elementary school—as well as participating in cultural events.

Winona LaDuke and the 2012 AmeriCorps Summer VISTA Associates enjoy the White Earth Powwow.

White Earth Land Recovery Project 2012 Annual Report


The 9 th Annual Indigenous Farming Conference
The Ninth Annual Great Lakes Indigenous Farming Conference—Maawanji’idiwag Ji Gizhaadamowaad Miinkaanan—held during the second week of March at Deep Portage Learning Center in Hackensack, brought together Native Americans, organic farmers, college faculty members, USDA representatives, and students from tribal schools to continue the struggle to restore Native foods on the White Earth Reservation and beyond. The conference featured hands-on workshops on balm making and beekeeping, for example, as well as presentations on Farm to School programs, food policy, seed diversity, and ethnobotany. Aside from the many informational sessions, guests enjoyed a A view of the Deep Portage Learning Center in Hackensack, the silent auction, rock climbing, a cast iron site of the conference. frying pan toss, seed trading, Cree and Metis step dancing, and several documentaries and films. Throughout the conference, they dined on a variety of local dishes including buffalo hominy soup, cornbread, and rhubarb strawberry pie. Overall, the Great Lakes Indigenous Farming Conference provided participants with a unique opportunity to network with neighboring tribal nations and obtain information to further develop their own community programs. We look forward to hosting another successful conference next year!

Manoomin, Ma’iingan, and Mining
As our most sacred food, manoomin helps us to prosper; in return, we must ensure its protection. Anishinaabeg were given a set of prophecies, which led our ancestors to "where the food grows on the water,” in a migration taking many years to accomplish— hundreds of years before Europeans arrived on this continent. The food mentioned in this prophecy is wild rice, our manoomin. The only grain endemic to North America, manoomin is one of the greatest gifts imaginable to the land and waters. The lakes and rivers, owing to the unique nature and adaptability of manoomin, each year offer a crop. Manoomin constitutes an amazing food security for a people and the waterfowl that nest and eat in these same waters. This is a sacred food and a keystone of the ecosystem of the Anishinaabe Akiing—the Great Lakes region. We’ve seen our manoomin obliterated around most of the mining areas where it grew before mining came to the Great Lakes region. Scientific studies conducted over the
White Earth Land Recovery Project 2012 Annual Report

! !

past 50 years have found that manoomin requires a pristine lake and a high water quality standard to grow. These studies have determined that sulfate concentrations above 10 mg/L inhibit the growth of manoomin. The only studies that have concluded otherwise took place in test paddies and/or received funding from mining interests.

Native Harvest sent Lisa Brunner and Tessa McLean to Terra Madre in Torino, Italy as delegates representing manoomin. They sold a few hundred boxes, but more importantly, they educated many Europeans on the importance of manoomin to the Anishinaabeg.

In turn, our prophecies and stories acclaim our relationship to Ma'iingan, the wolf— our brother. Today, both the wolf and manoomin face dire threats of devastation: mining interests loom on the edges of the territory, as the mining companies seek to re-open the old, scarred mines of the past hundred years. We find it quite ironic that the two largest barriers to the wholesale mining of the North may be manoomin, or wild rice, and the ma'iingan—the wolf. In this time, relationships are changing. Agencies in the North pledge to retain their relationship and responsibility to the manoomin and ma'iingan. Tribal communities, joined increasingly by northern residents, have opposed the threats to water and wild rice throughout the Great Lakes region. And while federal agencies have delisted the wolf, tribal governments and inter-governmental agencies—the Anishinaabeg—opposed the delisting. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s recent delisting of the wolf—using the argument that we’ve adequately restored wolf populations, and these populations now constitute a threat to the deer populations of northern Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan—seems exactly synchronized with the interests of new mining companies in the region.

White Earth Land Recovery Project 2012 Annual Report


Respect our brother, Ma’iingan.

We’re scraping the bottom of the earth for lower and lower grade ores, and we’re opening up mines in places that should not be mined. Mining companies have underestimated the cleanup costs of most mines by up to $2 billion. And many mining operations are still not clean. In the end, they are not making any new water—the ultimate reality of this scenario.

Promoting Cultural Expression
Our cultural expression work comes in three forms: art, music, and radio. In terms of our civil society goals, we put up two more murals in the Pine Point Elementary school through the participation of Jewish youth volunteers, and local youth and artists. We actively sought opinion and direction from elders and other leaders, and we met success in terms of engaging youth in a meaningful way and creating beautiful artwork in our community. With Niijii Radio—KKWE, 89.9 FM—we’re live on the air and online, too. Our station is a hard-won accomplishment for WELRP and reflects a great deal of work by our community volunteers and supporters. We estimate that the radio station serves around l00,000 people in our Oshki Akiing, a Minneapolis benefit listening area. Our mission is to positively impact the lives of held in 2012 for Niijii Radio
White Earth Land Recovery Project 2012 Annual Report


people living on the White Earth reservation and our l5,000 urban tribal members, as well as the surrounding communities, through the discussion of issues and events intended to broaden the public’s thinking. As KKWE, we represent the only independent radio station without tribal government control or financing. While certainly a challenge, we believe that our situation allows for more vital civil society discussions.

Michael Dahl, WELRP Community Liaison and radio host of Mawaniji’ida Jiminwechigayang, emcees the Oshki Akiing fundraiser for Niijii Radio.

Others involved in the radio include one intern and 20 community volunteers, working both on the air and behind the scenes. Volunteers assist in efforts to raise money for equipment and staffing. WELRP continues to send volunteers to attend conferences on media, Internet streaming, and radio development (conferences such as the National Federation of Community Broadcasters Association and AMPERS). Volunteers work with technical assistance providers who offer training on conducting live Internet broadcasting or recording aired programs, for example. Niijii Broadcasting both bridges the digital divide and appeals to young people and our diaspora community in the Twin Cities through the creation of an Internet-based news service: we’ve managed to bring our reservation and urban communities together. We see this work as a significant step toward achieving our civil society goals. In 2013, we plan to offer national programming on cultural, environmental, and civil society issues through Native Voice One and Public Radio Exchange.

Climate Change and Fuel Poverty
The White Earth Land Recovery Project leads on a regional and national level in the arena of tribal sustainable development; we’re creating a set of models that resonates with Anishinaabeg reservations in Minnesota and elsewhere. An analysis of both our food economy and our energy economy underlies our work, along with the recognition that the value of these two economies constitutes approximately one-half of our tribal members’ income—the majority of which they must outsource to off-reservation vendors. In other words, our reservation lacks a local multiplier.
White Earth Land Recovery Project 2012 Annual Report


We designed the Mino Waasamowin (or Good Energy) Project, then, to create energy security and energy sovereignty for our White Earth Anishinaabe community. It’s part of a larger effort among Indigenous communities and communities of color to create this future. One of the major initiatives in the region and nationally, our work here at White Earth addresses the need for the creation of a democratized, environmentally and culturally sound, renewable energy future. We see this future as essential for our survival in a time of climate change and peak oil, and for our ability to determine our destiny. In this line of work, we seek to confront the dire fuel poverty that plagues tribal homes on the White Earth Reservation. The project also addresses reducing costs for tribal heating bills and the continuation of training programs in coordination with tribal entities on the White Earth Reservation. Shown in the background of this photo is a We focus on creating a strong, reservation-wide, wind turbine installed under the Mino inter-organizational, and regional energy initiative Waasamowin Project. to ensure that our tribal community is a vital part of the next energy economy. We want our people to play an integral role in making a good future for everyone. Winona attended the World Wind Energy Association Conference held in Bonn, Germany, and talked with people about our wind project and similar wind projects in other Native communities. For example, she met with individuals from the Danish Wind Energy Association. Winona also formed an international wind alliance and partnership with Yansa International (Mexico).

A promotional banner for the World Wind Energy Association Conference held in Bonn, Germany

In 2012, we successfully trained ten tribal members in windsmithing, making it possible for our tribal members to service medium-sized wind turbines in this region. With the support of staff members from Solar Energy International, we trained another 25 individuals on a 2.2 Kilowatt solar installation. We played an instrumental role in preparing our Reservation Tribal Council to undertake the Pathways to a Greener Future training
White Earth Land Recovery Project 2012 Annual Report


program, an initiative that resulted in a large federal grant for training on the reservation and drew participants to our windsmithing and solar installation workshops. Unfortunately, these students did not receive hands-on training prior to our workshops. (They only had access to classroom instruction.) We offered the students a chance to do some great work in renewable energy, and in the upcoming year, we hope to have at least two of these individuals involved in solar, thermal, wind, and photovoltaics work on our reservation and on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

White Earth Land Recovery Project 2012 Annual Report


White Earth Land Recovery Project 2012 Statement of Operations—Revenues and Expenses
2012 Revenues
Grant Income UNDERWRITING INCOME Contributions Interest Income Other Income Rental Income Sales 2012 Actual $705,072.37 3,229.80 115,784.79 11.25 3,175.28 3,000.00 178,669.05 1,008,942.54 2012 Budget $557,308.00 90,759.00 10,000.00 160,842.00 818,909.00

Total Revenues

2012 Expenses
Salaries Employer Share Taxes/Benefits Contract Services Professional Fees Fundraising Expense Supplies Telecommunications Postage Equipment Printing Advertising/Promo/PR Travel Meeting/Conference/Training Vehicle Expense Rent Utilities Insurance Depreciation Interest Expense Bank Charges 2012 Actual 139,725.22 22,318.20 117,122.93 144,030.80 47,304.85 129,093.91 21,589.84 19,936.65 35,952.86 2,950.60 1,078.61 63,359.62 14,492.44 2,092.65 5,200.00 53,270.02 32,007.06 40,467.59 23,952.59 7,552.96 923,499.40 2012 Budget 194,818.00 16,651.00 120,500.00 40,965.00 104,294.00 48,012.00 15,069.00 14,736.00 2,000.00 11,690.00 15,660.00 1,080.00 500.00 19,200.00 67,604.00 65,037.00 54,541.00 20,123.00 6,329.00 818,809.00

Total Expenses

White Earth Land Recovery Project 2012 Annual Report


White Earth Land Recovery Project 2012 Donor Report
We would like to thank the following foundations/organizations for their generous support of our work: Abodian Inc. Ann Martin Center Beitelspacher Law Office Catholic Campaign for Human Development Chicago Community Trust Citizens Programs Corp. The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde First Nations Development Institute Friends of Wetlands Global Citizens Network Green River Dance Hamline University Higher Education Consortium Land Preservation Account Local Fair Trade Network Manzanita Management Corp. MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger Meredith.com National Philanthropic Trust Network For Good New America Foundation Onaway Trust Otto Bremer Foundation Peace Development Fund Plum Bottom Dairy Farm Inc. Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Sandpiper Soil & Water Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange Swift Foundation Tarbut V'Torah Community Day School The Farm on St. Mathias The Susan A and Donald P. Babson Charitable Foundation Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation Tides Foundation Trees Water & People University of Florida Wilmington Trust Winky Foundation

White Earth Land Recovery Project 2012 Annual Report


We would also like to thank the following families and individuals for supporting our work:
Desirae Lenice Abbott Jean Abreu Mary Adderley Andres Aguirre Janis B. Alcorn Louis D. Alemayehu Wade Alexander Ann Anderson Rev. Gary Anderson Karen Anderson Mark Andreason Alison Antoun Mark Armorello James A. Babson Jennie Baltutis Nicolas Barbier Bettina Barrett Vivian Barry Sandra Beasley Dorothy Beatty Brian Bender Katarina Bergh Betty Bergman Don & Helen Berheim Angela Berkfield Camille Bernier David G. Bilides Richard Bjorum Evelyn Black Cheryl Bolles Ruth Bonn Mac Borgendale Miriam Bowen Janet Brashler John Breitbart Therese Ann Brennan David Brokken Alison Ehara Brown Beverly Brown Philip D. and Dana L. Burns Robin Callahan Mimi Carlson Jim and Carressa Carlstedt Sybil Carof Christine Cassella Nancy Cayford BJ Chambers Liesl Chatman Chelia Che Diane Christensen Patrick Christie Phillip Clark Gary Conrick Dylan Corbett Dan Cornelius George Costomiris Elizabeth A. Cox Marilyn Cronan Ann Cropsey Audrey Cullen Mortimer W. Cushman Nicholas Davis Leanne De Freitas Uditha Dealwis Luca Del Negro Jane Delage Eric Denkers Randall R. Denning Amira Diamond Joan B. Dible Sunnye Dinger Charles DiNicolas Shane S. Downes Bruce Druliner Ronald B Druliner Evan Duft Nancy Edington Jane Emrick Liza Eng Nan Erbaugh Erik Esse Julie K. Everett Donald Fadner Eric Farmer Mark Farris Donald Ferry Ronald Fichera James & Ann Fingar Nancy Fleischer William and Margaret J. Forbes Sister Regina Fox Richard Fox Shannon Francis Robert H. Franke John and Janet Fredell Michael Furuta Margaret Gair Aramark/David Gallion Alicia Galloway Lydia Garvey Alan Genteman Elizabeth George Margaret Gilleo Frances Gillette Mary Gmeiner Samuel Goldberger Molly Gonzales Tysa Goodrich Nancy and Jim Greenwell Jan Griesinger Roberta Grossman Daniel Grubbs Phyllis F. Gustin Robert and Roberta D. Guthrie The Hainlines Carol Hanlon Hollee Hansen Mattie Harper Lynne Harrington Jeri Harris Katherine Harris Heidi A. Heap- Chester and Gregory Chester Paula Hetfield Leah Hopkins
White Earth Land Recovery Project 2012 Annual Report


Ronald & Judith Horsnell Dorothy Hueme Donald P. Irish Gary and Meira Itzkowitz Derek Jennings Annette S. Jimenez A.D. Johnson Janet Johnson Sally Johnson and Kay Kramer Jaqueline Johnston Joshua Jones Megan Jones Jaques Julmice Amy Kaufman Susan Kerrigan Margaret Kertess William Kilbourn Kim Kilde and Jeffrey Kotula Elaine Kinaldo Donna Kirkpatrick Frederick L. Kirschenmann Kenneth H. Kirshenbaum and Wendy D. Breitner Paul Kivel Sophia Kizilbash Douglas Klein Laree Kline Raquel Koenig Jan and Durl Kruse Rebecca Kugel and L.M. Goldstein Richard Lacina Betty LaDuke Alan Lambert Luella Landis Norma Larkin Kristen Leekley Amy Lehr Abby J. Leibman Lawrence Leith James Lenfestey Andrea Lepain Karin Leslie

George Lewis Jerome and Mary Liefert Bernard Lilly Gillian Locascio Anna Loper Suzanne Ludlum Ryan Lum Judith K. Magann Patricia Maguire Raymond & Kristin Majkrzak David Maki Brooke L. Manley L. Frank Manriquez Janet MarshallThoreen Tara Mason Ron Matekaitis Betty Mayer Barbara McCellan Taj McCree Maureen McCue Wallace McCurdy, Jr. Barbara A.McMahan Michael & Barbara McMahan Laura McMullen Kay Mehl Amorin Mello Sarah Meltzoff Mary Mergenthal Seamus Metress John Miller Matthew B. Miller Marian Moore Laura Shaw Murra Mariel Nanasi and Jeffery Haas Beth Nelson Chelsa Nelson Jean Nelson Keith Nelson Philip A. Nelson Sarah Newman James W. Nicol Adaora Njawwa

Sharon K. Nordrum Kristen Noreen Patricia O'Leary Steve O'Malley Myrna Ohmann Lucy Oliver Christa Orr Susan Orr Emmanuel Ozoria Alice Patience Donald J. Pearce Jason Pinder John Pollack John R. Poole and William Poole Rick Pouliot Joseph Quirk Bonnie Raitt Sunny Rasmussan Barbara Ray Matt Remle Vicki Reynolds Kristal Riddle Kalie Rider Mary Ridgway Andrea Riley Jennifer Riley and Karl Klapper Suzanne River John Rodgers Anthony Rominske Johanna Rosenbohm Stephen Roth Delores and David Rousu Helen Rudie Laurel Ruzicka Robert Rye Diane Sakai-Futura Joseph Savage Kim and Daren Schaufenbuel Nicholas Schneider Mona Schonbrun Joe Schriner Helena Scully

White Earth Land Recovery Project 2012 Annual Report


John Sue Sellen and Mary Lobenstein Alma E. Shissler Daniel and Joanne Shively Sarah Siebach Virginia Simone Maxine Sivaslian Joy Sola Mark Solie Peter Spalding Catherine Sparks Sigmund Spiegel Mary Spivey Ann Sprayregen Gregory W. Steele Tara Stein Marissa Stevens Ray Stewart Michael Stock Robyn Stockton Shari Stone-Mediatore

Angela Strand Martha Stroud Susanna Styron Peris Suddeth Jim Sumbler Carolyn Summers Ronald Paul Sundmark Linda Sutherland Rebecca Swierz John Taylor Alan Teller and Jerri Zbiral David Theis Joann Thomas and Douglas Nopar Carly Thomsen Ruth Thorsgaard Charlie & Mima Tipper Thomas Tizard Len Trevino Stanley Van Horn Richard C. Vanden Heuvel

Genevieve Vaughan Jan Voorhees Greg Vraspir Jaclynn Wallette Eileen Wampole Ann and Dale Warner Kerry Warren Mary Waters David Watters Charlene M. and William Woodcock Robin M. Wright Emily Y. Wynne David Yarusso Mary Zamacona Leon Zar

White Earth Land Recovery Project 2012 Annual Report


White Earth Land Recovery Project 2012 Board Members:
Kathy Goodwin—Board Chair: Naytahwaush, MN Antoinette Vizenor: White Earth, MN Audrey Thayer: Bemidji, MN Dawn Kier: White Earth, MN Diane Roy: Naytahwaush, MN Steve Larson: Detroit Lakes, MN Sue Wika: Fergus Falls, MN

And finally, Miigwech to our many volunteers, community members, and friends…

Making cornhusk dolls with the next generation at Pine Point Elementary School !

White Earth Land Recovery Project 2012 Annual Report


WHITE EARTH LAND RECOVERY PROJECT 607 Main Avenue PO Box 97 Callaway, Minnesota 56521 Toll-free: 800-973-9870 Phone: 218-375-2600 Fax: 218-375-2603 www.welrp.org MISSION The mission of the White Earth Land Recovery Project is to facilitate 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 the strengthening of our spiritual and cultural heritage. Native Harvest 607 Main Avenue PO Box 97 Callaway, MN 56521 Toll-free: 800-973-9870 Phone: 218-375-2600 Fax: 218-375-2603 www.nativeharvest.com Niijii Broadcasting Niijii Radio—KKWE 607 Main Avenue PO Box 97 Callaway, MN 56521 Toll-free: 800-973-9870 Phone: 218-375-2600 Fax: 218-375-2603 www.niijiiradio.com Ojibwe Wind 607 Main Avenue PO Box 97 Callaway, MN 56521 Toll-free: 800-973-9870 Phone: 218-375-2600 Fax: 218-375-2603 www.welrp.org
White Earth Land Recovery Project 2012 Annual Report