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E3.21 Fond du Lac Reservation Food Sovereignty VISTA
VISTA members will be serving on the Fond du Lac Reservation working on the Band’s food sovereignty efforts and the development of a new Agricultural Division. Activities will include program development, Tribal based trainings, grant writing and attending meetings to coordinate and support Tribal efforts to address poverty-related food insecurity. The VISTA member will be based in the Fond du Lac Reservation’s Planning Division and will work with all divisional staff throughout their term. There will be other opportunities to work on other types of projects such as transportation and comprehensive planning and grant writing. Some travel to offsite trainings may occur. The project site, located in the Sawyer, MN, is a thirty-six-acre farm that will be the initial core of activities as well as potential onsite housing, with opportunities in other locations on the Reservation. VISTA member will be part of the Ecolibrium3 AmeriCorps VISTA cohort serving in northeastern Minnesota. Although each member is serving in a unique position, all cohort members will participate in VISTA specific activities such as regular cohort meetings, collaborative projects, professional development opportunities, and trainings. Additionally, cohort members will jointly complete one community service project of their cooperative design.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : Review current food programs and divisional structure. Research innovative food programs that use small agricultural properties to support education, economic development and food production, Develop components for a business plan that could be implemented at various agricultural properties to expand community garden projects to other underserved tribal members Develop recommendations for structure of an Agricultural Division using input from staff, tribal members, and research. Assist with developing programming that is listed as priorities in the Local Foods Strategic Plan and Food Sovereignty Assessment. Educate community on Food Sovereignty Efforts through a marketing campaign using Print, Social, Electronic and Radio Media outlets including development of a media guide for future use.
Program Benefits : Housing ,  Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Environment ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Hunger ,  Health ,  Tribal ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Leadership ,  General Skills ,  Public Health ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Communications ,  Environment ,  Urban Planning ,  Team Work ,  Recruitment ,  Community Organization . 
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E3.21 Fond du Lac Reservation Food Sovereignty VISTA

Program Start/End Date
02/16/2021  -   02/15/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  12/01/2020  To  01/22/2021 

Contact Lucas Giese
2014 W Superior St
Duluth   MN   55806

Listing ID 100484