By: Trenton 103 + Gus 109
Native Species and what happens to them
Native Plants and what happens to them
We are grateful that that there are wild foods around the Lake.
The land around the Lake gave us wild foods that our people used daily and enjoyed before they became unsafe or disappeared. In upland gardens we grew the Three Sisters: corn, beans, and squash. Berry plants fed people while they were at work and play. Wetland plants such as cattails provided tubers and pollen. These foods give nourishment for strong bodies and minds.
We will clean the land around the Lake so that traditional plantings and gardens can be restored. Corn, beans, squash, berries, and fruit trees will be planted not just for us, but for all creation. Native wetlands will be restored and will include food and medicinal plants. We know that the food and medicinal plants will heal the land.