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Callaway, MN — To create the Upper Midwest Indigenous Seed Keepers Network
We are closer now to a more sovereign seed system in the Upper Midwest Indigenous Seed Keeping community because we have pooled our resources, worked with elders, youth and community members from 14 tribes.
There has been much ancestral agricultural knowledge lost during the colonization period, and many native individuals are in a healing process. Working with plants and seeds is healing work and we find it relatively easy to remain rooted and positive with each other and our work.
Collaborative has been obviously the most important element in our work. We work with over 13 tribal nations and communities and supporting each other is an essential aspect of the success of this work.