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Feb 14th

Bringing local foods to the Red Lake Nation and surrounding communities through Anishinaabeg Maawanji’idiwag Farmers Market

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RED LAKE, Minn. — Red Lake Maawanji’idiwag Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP)  will coordinate the Anishinaabeg Maawanji’idiwag Farmers Market to bring local foods to community members beginning August 6, 2010 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. and every Friday thereafter until October 1, 2010 at the Red Lake Hospital Complex, State Hwy 1 east of State Hwy 89, 30 miles north of Bemidji, MN.

The Anishinaabeg Maawanji’idiwag Farmers Market is open to the public and will open August 6, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with an opening ceremony with spiritual advisor, local and state public officials, local crafts, Anishinaabeg drumming, singing and dancing featuring Red Lake Nation hand drums and Red Lake Nation Royalty, food demonstrations, healthy food concessions and physical activities for all ages. Area community members interested in supporting the local foods movement in their region are encouraged to attend the Anishinaabeg Maawanji’idiwag Farmers Market.

The Anishinaabeg Maawanji’idiwag Farmers Market is a local partnership effort among the Minnesota Department of Health’s Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP), University of Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships, University of Minnesota Extension, Headwaters Food Sovereignty Council, Red Lake Nation Boys & Girls Club, Red Lake Nation Fishery, Red Lake Nation Foods, Bemidji Area Farmers Market, Red Lake Indian Health Service Unit, Red Lake Comprehensive Health Services, New Beginnings Job Training, Red Lake Independent School District # 38, St Mary’s Mission, Red Lake Nation Tribal Council and Indian and Free Drug Prevention Program.

Kick-Off event slated for August 6, 2010 in Red Lake at the Red Lake Hospital Complex

For more information on the Anishinaabeg Maawanji’idiwag Farmers Market, contact Susan L. Ninham, Red Lake Maawanji’idiwag Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) Project Coordinator This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it OFFICE 218-679-4228; WORK 218-679-3316.


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