(from left to right) Nick Hockings, Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe, meets with NMU students; Leora Tadgerson, Levi Tadgerson and Samantha Hasek.

Welcome to the “Learning From The Earth”  website.

These pages are dedicated to events and projects celebrating Great Lakes Anishinaabe ethnobotany.  

This website is a collaboration between the Cedar Tree Institute and the Northern Michigan University Center for Native American Studies both located in Marquette, Michigan. The work completed on this website was made possible by the United States Forest Service.

Ethnobotany comes alive through the personal stories of elders, culture bearers and tradition holders from numerous Anishinaabe tribes. View their personal stories by clicking on the “video interviews” button above.

Additionally, we celebrate those who are researching and learning more about our natural resources so this site serves as a bridge to the Decolonizing Diet Project and the NAS 340 Kinomaage: Earth Shows Us the Way course.

“Learning from the Earth” is designed for anyone who loves to explore the outdoors and for those who have an interest in learning more about the Anishinaabe people and culture. Miigwech (thank you) for visiting the “Learning from the Earth” website.