Saturday Session II
Small-scale sustainable farming, agroforestry, maple sugaring, and wild rice production once defined Native American food systems and land management practices in the Great Lakes Region. Learn how the impacts of settlers led to the breakdown of these systems and habitats, and how current cultural revitalization efforts in native communities are helping to restore these systems.
Kevin Finney leads the Great Lakes Lifeways Institute, and a partner at Nengoskwan Consulting in Michigan. For 20 years, he has promoted equitable and sustainable solutions for Native American communities through revitalization of traditional knowledge and land-based relationships.