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Presentation of the Nimaawanji’idimin Giiwitaashkodeng project: Using Fire to Heal the Land on Wisconsin and Minnesota points

The “River Talks” speaker series organized by the Wisconsin Sea Grant Program and Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve invites you to a presentation of the Nimaawanji’idimin Giiwitaashkodeng project: Using Fire to Heal the Land on Wisconsin and Minnesota points.

When: January 11, 2023, at 7 PM Central time

Where: In-person at the Lake Superior Estuarium (3 Marina Dr., Superior, Wisconsin) and also by Zoom. You can find the Zoom link here: https://www.seagrant.wisc.edu/our-work/focus-areas/education/river-talks-speaker-series/

Who: Presenters Evan Larson, University of Wisconsin-Platteville and Melonee Montano, Red Cliff tribal member and University of Minnesota graduate student

What: Provide background to this work showcasing the story of Ishkode, fire, and forest change on Zhaagawaamikong Neyaashi, Minnesota and Wisconsin points, as described by the rings of red pine trees interpreted by undergraduate students from Fond du Lac Tribal Community College and the University of Minnesota Duluth.


Caption for photo:  The project research team on Wisconsin Point. From left to right: Valerie Zhaawendaagozikwe, Ashla Ojibway, Mocha Reynolds, Emily Lockling and Evan Larson. They are standing next to a culturally modified pine that shows signs of tool marks from over 100 years ago. Image credit: Lane Johnson

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