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Eco3.24 Fond du Lac Reservation Food Sovereignty VISTA
 
 
 
Nagaajiwanaang (Fond du Lac Band) is one of the six Bands of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe. There are three districts that make up the Fond du Lac Reservation: Bapashkominitigong (Cloquet), Gwaaba’iganing (Sawyer), and Ashkibwaakaaning (Brookston). Today, our Band includes over 4,000 members. We have always been, and continue to be, a proud sovereign Ojibwe nation. We uphold all of our rights retained and agreed to within the 1825, 1826, 1837, 1842, 1847, and 1854 Treaties. The VISTA member will be based at the Fond du Lac Reservation’s Gitigaaning (gardens and farm), Na’enimonigamig (kitchen/cannery), and the Brookston farm location (orchard and future mashkode-bizhiki (buffalo)) location and will work with all Agricultural division staff throughout their term. Some travel to offsite trainings may occur. VISTA members will be serving on the Fond du Lac Reservation working on the Band’s food sovereignty efforts as it pertains to climate change and sustainability by working alongside the 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 part of the Ecolibrium3 AmeriCorps VISTA cohort. 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.
 
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Member Duties : 1. Disaster services planning. 2. Assess the current state of our farming areas. 3. Work with us to come up with a plan that helps negate the effects of climate change and drought. 4. Look for funding to help reach our goals. 5. Help us write up a plan to implement our goals.
 
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Housing ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit https://americorps.gov/members-volunteers/vista/benefits.
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Disaster Relief ,  Hunger ,  Tribal ,  Environment . 
 
Skills :
Disaster Services ,  Environment ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Agriculture . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Eco3.24 Fond du Lac Reservation Food Sovereignty VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/12/2024  -   08/08/2025

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  05/01/2024  To  08/01/2024 

Contact Philip Duket
2014 W 3rd St
Duluth   MN   55806
218-302-5340
philip@ecolibrium3.org

Listing ID 122713


       

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