FROM THE SEED TO THE TABLE, FROM THE ANIMAL TO THE PLATE. A RESPECTFUL SET OF RELATIONS TO RESTORE A HEALTHY FOOD SYSTEM TO OUR PEOPLE.
The Mille Lacs Band integrated Food Systems Program is a collaboration between the Band, Honor the Earth, and our communities.
We are working to bring gardening, orchards and food production back to our community from the seed to the table, from the hoof or claw to the pot. This year we launch a new program in each district and community-if you want to garden, or put in a raised bed, if you want to raise bees, chickens, cattle, goats, or buffalo, or if you want to have good, clean food, that you know will keep you healthy and comes from a healthy place, this is your time.
Food is medicine, and we know that. Our ancestors ate well, and today, with heavily processed foods, sugars, and a chemical laced food industry, we are getting sick. All around us, first nations are recovering food sovereignty; the ultimate control over our nation and future.