Tag Archives: The Zaagkii Project

Fall 2017 Equinox Newsletter

Earlier this summer a friend and I called our community’s former mayor to ask him to teach us how to use a “trucker’s knot” to hold down a kayak on top of my second-hand Jeep Cherokee. He’s a retired physician … Continue reading

Zaagkii Workshop

ZAAGKII TEACHINGS FROM THE EARTH A NATIVE PLANTS & POLLINATOR PROTECTION INITIATIVE A partnership of the Cedar Tree Institute with the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community & Marquette county’s Chocolay Township, with invited guests from the intertribal community of Michigan’s Upper … Continue reading

Spring 2016 Equinox Newsletter

This morning, like many of you, I turned a faucet on in our kitchen and welcomed a stream of fresh, clean water. Not so for a majority of our planet’s inhabitants. And not so, catastrophically, for citizens of Flint, Michigan. … Continue reading

Fall 2015 Equinox Newsletter

A few weeks ago, four days after the fall equinox, the earth tilting in delicate balance between darkness and light, my wife and I strolled one early evening across a parking lot, returning from a student art show at our … Continue reading

Chicago Botanic Garden Zaagkii Workshop

Sponsored by the Cedar Tree Institute in collaboration with the US Forest Service & the Chicago Botanic Garden As part of the ongoing Zaagkii Project, a Native Plants Restoration & Pollinator Protection Workshop for Native American Tribal Communities in Northern … Continue reading

The Cedar Tree Institute’s Midsummer Celebration 2015

The Cedar Tree Institute oversees many ongoing projects and works in collaboration with local and regional groups year round. The Midsummer Celebration is a way to bring together all the people who help make these projects and initiatives happen. Help … Continue reading

Spring 2015 Equinox Newsletter

Seasonal Notes from the Cedar Tree Institute Our brains are changing. Literally. Neural circuits and synapses are adapting to new kinds of input. Marvels of technology are replacing daily newspapers; live-streaming newscasts and Twitter feeds from around the planet now … Continue reading

Fall 2014 Equinox Newsletter

Seasonal Notes from the Cedar Tree Institute Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula is a place of rugged, tragic beauty. Forests and rock-cliffed shorelines point north, like some oversized finger, into the vast expanse of Lake Superior. Once a site for thriving copper … Continue reading

The Cedar Tree Institute invites you to a Midsummer Celebration 2014

The Midsummer Celebration is how we bring together the many people who help make our ongoing projects and initiatives happen year round. Continue reading

Fall 2013 Equinox Newsletter

Seasonal Notes from the Cedar Tree Institute I’m sitting at a table in the Falling Rock Café, an old wood-framed bookstore a block or two from a harbor in a sleepy mill town 40 miles east of Marquette. Townsfolk, university … Continue reading