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UMD's AISES hosts Sugarbush

1854 had a BLAST working with UMD’s American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) students this past weekend at iskagamizigan! The AISES students held a great boil down and feast event on Saturday March 30th on campus at the Bagley Nature Area, where over 150 folks attended. Chi-miigwech to all the contributors:

  • Michael Dahmen for donating the artwork for the event flyer
  • Jim Rock for the sunrise ceremony
  • Jim Rock and Arnie Vaineo and the prayers in Dakota and Anishinaabemowin before the feast
  • The Center for Native American and Minority Health for contributing the fabulous feast, with traditional foods
  • Duluth Grill for providing the feast (and a delicious HOT stew for a cold day!)
  • Participants from Many Rivers Montessori, FDLTCC’s Gidaa/NASA camp, AICHO’s Gimaaji program, Myers-Wilkins Elementary, and the neighbors who stopped by to learn something new
  • The Cedar Creek Drum for sharing their songs
  • 1854 staff for helping out on the tapping ceremony, and boil down day
  • All UMD students and advisors that worked together to hold this year’s sugar bush in Bagley and share their heritage!

The endeavour had a great write-up in the UMD news!

See the event coverage on two TV new casts:

FOX clip

WDIO clip

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Newsletter, Ziigwan 2019

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