Anishinaabe people have traditionally harvested plants for food, ceremony, medicines, dyes, tools, construction, and basketry. KBIC's Integrated Resource Management Plan (IRMP) sets forth goals of protecting and expanding stands of culturally significant native plants (i.e. wild rice) and identifying and controlling invasive species on the Reservation that threaten the existence of our native plants. Great Lakes Restoration Initiative(GLRI) assistance and assistance from BIA programs provided sufficient support for KBIC to establish a Plant Technician position and provide training to help us meet the goals established in the IRMP. In 2012 additional Technicians were hired using assistance from BIA-GLRI program funds.
For more information about KBIC’s native plants program contact Evelyn Ravindran or Karen Andersen at (906) 524-5757 ext. 11 or 23.
"Plants can exist alone; but neither animals nor men can exist without plants. Without plants, or when their balance is disturbed, the quality of life and existence declines." - Basil Johnston, Ojibwa Heritage
Learn more about our green house for native plants by clicking the link above.
Sand Point Brownfield Remediation & Habitat Restoration
Learn more about Sand Point Restoration Project by clicking the link above.
Learn more about Gathering Native Plants by clicking the link above.
Ash Seed Collection
Learn more about Ash Seed Collection Project by clicking the link above.
Wild Rice Management and Restoration
Learn more about Wild Rice Management and Restoration Project by clicking the link above.