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Eco3.21 Fond du Lac Reservation FoodSovereignty Summer VISTA
The Fond du Lac Reservation is located next to Cloquet, MN just 20 miles southwest of the city of Duluth. The Treaty of 1854 between the United States Government and the Lake Superior Band of Chippewa established the Reservation, comprising 101,400 acres. A mission of the Fond du Lac Band is to lead and coordinate the community's efforts to rebuild the local food system in order to improve community health and resiliency. This mission is promoted through the Fond du Lac Bimaaji’idiwin Food Sovereignty Initiative, which envisions a thriving, resilient community empowered through tribal sovereignty, environmentally responsibility, and a holistic food system rooted in Anishinaabe values. The Gitigaaning ("The Place of the Gardens") Farm is an extension of this vision. As an AmeriCorps Summer Associate VISTA, this position is centered around the tangible advancement of this vision over a 10-week period.
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Member Duties : The Summer Associate VISTA will work under the direction of the Band’s Planning and Economic Development Division Director to: Maintain and promote the health of Fond du Lac's Gitigaaning Farm and Community High Tunnels through sustainable agricultural operations. Key activities include: 1.) Assisting with the administration of Fond du Lac's food sovereignty programming through food production, organic weed and pest control, nutrient management, soil building, composting, and other agricultural activities. 2) Coordinating with the Fond du Lac Planning Division and Gitigaaning Farm Team on agricultural planning and community needs. 3) Providing technical assistance to individual producers and community members producing on the Gitigaaning Farm and in Community High Tunnels.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Environment ,  Hunger ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Tribal . 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Architectural Planning ,  Public Health ,  Team Work ,  Trade/Construction ,  Community Organization ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Environment ,  Leadership . 
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Eco3.21 Fond du Lac Reservation FoodSovereignty Summer VISTA

Program Start/End Date
06/07/2021  -   08/16/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  04/23/2021  To  06/14/2021 

Contact Lucas Giese
2014 W Superior St
Duluth   MN   55806

Listing ID 103436