Ziibimijwang Farm is helping restore food sovereignty for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians and other communities throughout the northern Great Lakes region.

Guest speaker Joe Van Alstine, chair of the board of directors of Ziibimijwang, Inc., will discuss ways in which Ziibimijwang is working to provide a reliable food source for tribal community members independent of the larger food system, encourage healthy eating, and enhance people’s knowledge of how to raise their own food. He also will share challenges and opportunities in oper-ating a sustainable, community-based farm, as well as how collaboration with tribal and non-tribal institutions, such as the University of Michigan's Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arbore-tum, can help promote Ziibimijwang’s mission.

Discussants are curator David Michener and campus farm program manager Jeremy Moghtadar from the UM Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum.

When: Wednesday, April 14th at 1:30pm
Webinar Link: https://umich.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DFmTFvx2S62udpTJsgDvqA

Sponsored by the UM College of Literature, Sciences, and the Arts; UM Office of Research; UM Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum; UM Office of Diversity, Equity, and In-clusion; UM Sustainable Food Systems Initiative; UM Museum of Anthropological Archaeology; UM Museum Studies Program; UM Department of American Culture; UM Native American Studies Program; UM Office of Government Relations; and the Native American and Indigenous Studies Interdisciplinary Group.