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Wabanaki Food and Medicine (Sold Out)
June 11 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
In this all-ages class, learn about the plants and natural resources the Wabanaki have been using for food and medicine for centuries, from fishing to foraging and cultivating. Join Barry Dana (Penobscot) and Lori Dana and learn more about the flora, fauna, and practices that the Wabanaki have carried forward. Come increase your awareness and help preserve their existence, getting fired up to incorporate these heritage and native plants into your landscape setting, whether a community garden, forest edge, or wide-open field. All efforts help to continue and honor these natural resources, especially as nutritional sovereignty becomes more of an issue in today’s Maine.
Please note this class requires participants to show proof of having received all eligible Covid-19 vaccinations, as recommended for their age by the CDC, in order to participate. Because of the dynamic nature of this situation, we ask that you agree to abide by potential future changes in CMBG’s Covid-19 policy designed to address evolving public health recommendations.
Born and raised on Indian Island, Barry Dana’s family traditions are deeply rooted in the Penobscot Nation’s heritage. Barry served as a Penobscot chief in 2000-2004, strongly focused on protecting and improving upon the health of the Penobscot River. Lori and Dana Barry are known for constructing traditional wigwams, birch canoes, and baskets that are displayed and sold throughout Maine. The Dana family honors the traditions of the Wabanaki culture through storytelling, hunting and gathering from the wild, and organically growing food year-round.