Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College to offer food sustainability course

Starting this summer, the Cloquet college will offer a class rooted in Indigenous values and food sovereignty.

The Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Bimaaji'idiwin Garden located at the Ojibwe School on the Fond du Lac Reservation. (Photo by Erika Legros)

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet will premiere a new course centered around food sustainability starting this summer.

The course, Sustainable Foods Systems, will offer field experience to those interested in environmental science through seven modules focused on topics such as treaty rights, sustainable harvest and green energy resource management.

It will feature a combination of lectures, expert presentations, field tours and using gardens and a greenhouse on the FDLTCC campus.

“With this Sustainable Foods Systems course, we strive to support the Fond du Lac Band’s vision of a sovereign, holistic food system rooted in Anishinaabe values that is environmentally responsible and empowers a thriving and resilient community,” Courtney Kowalczak, director of the FDLTCC Environmental Institute, said in a press release.

The class will be open to the public and will have scholarships available.


For more information, contact Courtney Kowalczak at 218-879-08962 or .

Course registration is available at .

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