The Fond du Lac Agricultural Division was officially established in 2022, though the food sovereignty work has been ongoing for decades. The Agricultural Division’s primary mission is to help support and empower the Fond du Lac community to reclaim and build a sovereign, holistic food system rooted in Anishinaabe values that is environmentally responsible and empowers a thriving, resilient community.

Tribal food sovereignty builds on the efforts of generations of Ojibwe seedkeepers, gardeners, blueberry pickers, fire keepers, medicine gatherers, entrepreneurs and so many more committed to preserving Anishinaabe lifeways and providing for our people through food for millennia. The Agricultural Division is one entity of the countless necessary to continue this legacy. We are very proud of the many individuals, partners, and programs that have laid the foundation of this work and are excited and inspired to continue to provide education, resources, and land access to the community through various programs and initiatives.

The Fond du Lac Band has three community districts including:
  • Bapashkominitigong (Cloquet)
  • Gwaaba’iganing (Sawyer)
  • Ashkibwaakaaning (Brookston)

Each district has a high tunnel and an orchard (apple, plum, and cherry trees), with additional infrastructure located in the Sawyer district including Gitigaaning (The Place of the Gardens), our fully equipped community commercial kitchen Na’enimonigamig (Where Things are Stored Away), a berry patch, Bimiginogaan (a Geodesic Growing Dome), root cellar, and seed storage. Many of our current programs and events are hosted at Gitigaaning & Na’enimonigamig.


Marcia Eiynck
Agricultural Division Director
(218) 576-6877

Cristina Weske
Community Commercial Kitchen Supervisor

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