Mohegan Tribe

Log Number: NAE-246608-OLS-20

The Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut's "Story-Keeper, Seed Keeper" project will create a physical and digital Native seed library at the Mohegan Library and Archives and two sustainable indigenous plant gardens at Tantaquidgeon Museum. This project will facilitate tribal community education about indigenous herbs, Native food crops, ceremonial medicine, environmental, and sustainability practices, and plant stories and traditions passed on by historic Mohegan farmers, gardeners, gatherers, writers, and storytellers, such as Samson Occom, Fidelia Fielding, and Gladys Tantaquidgeon. Activities include training community members in indigenous food sovereignty issues, tribal planting traditions, completing five tribal workshops per year, using garden exhibits for public education, and distributing seeds to at least 30 tribal citizens and 30 citizens of surrounding tribes.
Project Proposals
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