NFWF Grant Profile

Conservation Program(s):
America the Beautiful Challenge
Project Title: Maajii-akii-gikenjigewin: Launching an Indigenous Young Adult Conservation Crew (MI, MN, WI)
Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
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Build a young adult Indigenous Conservation Crew (Maajii-akii-gikenjigewin crew) to support existing and future on-the-ground management plans on Fond du Lac Reservation. Project will conduct 34 monitoring studies and restore 100 acres through locally led conservation efforts that respect Tribal sovereignty and cultural knowledge while allowing young adults to gain skills and experience in land stewardship practices to prepare them for careers in the natural resource field.

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The Fond du Lac Reservation is located in northeastern Minnesota and encompasses 101,153 acres in two separate Minnesota Counties, Carlton and St. Louis. The eastern edge of the Reservation is located on the edge of the City of Cloquet; Minnesota.