Today we are finishing up on our Posters. For most of Team Namepin, we are creating our maps and working with GIS. It has its flaws, but a very good program to have.
Here in Cass Lake, Minnesota Team Namepin went and collected worms this week.
Just another day in the Computer lab working. We were going to go out in the field, but the humidity is on that “about to murder you” level.
This poster stuff is a big deal!! As you can see I am not that far… Struggling on what I want to put on it!
Well our group just got back from lunch. We have some good times. Now it’s time to get back to work! GIS mapping for days! It is really awesome that we are learning to create our own maps! It is all laughs and giggles with this group. I love it!
Still working on our maps this morning! That is Mr.Anderson, he is a very smart and intelligent with working with GIS. Thankful to have such great teacher!
We got an awesome experience from Shelia’s brother Dave! It was legit, a lot of important information! Glad that we have such an awesome Team Leader! No pictures this time!
Finished one of the maps. Only 2 more to go! How interesting!! This fun, but not as fun as being in the field….
Just learning the Basics of GIS. Nothing fancy today but, I would rather be out in the field. We have to learn this stuff though!
Yesterday and today we were collecting date on Namepin. My teammates and I were excited to get this information. Working outside in the morning has to be the best time, it isn’t to hot and it isn’t cold. Perfect weather for a a couple days out in the field! there was a lot of slash while collecting data. The picture where the trees look like they are a tipi, the is a home for the spirit of the forest. Also known as the Saabii (Wild Man/ Aka BigFoot). We found like 3 of these out at the disturbed site. It was a mind blower once we found out what lived here a few years ago.
Boozhoo Anishinaabeg! Kristina Isham Indizhinikaaz, Mukade mukwa indoodem. Asibekoone’ zaaga’iganing nindoojiba, Chi-achaachaabaning Indaa.
Hello everyone! My name is Kristina Isham(I would tell you my Ojibwe name but I learned that you weren’t suppose to tell strangers your name) I am Black Bear Clan. I am from Nett Lake, Mn but I live in Inger, Mn.
I graduated with my 2 year S.T.E.M degree from LLTC. I am leaning towards the medical field. I want to become a physical therapist, so I can help my people. I grew up in Grand Rapids. It was a cultural shift when I moved to Leech Lake Reservation. I am a pretty chill person, hard worker, and I love to laugh. I am kind of stubborn and shy at some moments.
I hopped onto this internship because it was an opportunity to explore more into the science related area’s. I have had a couple experiences out in the field and I enjoyed that part, but never had a chance to be apart of collecting, analyzing the data! I am excited to be on this project! I honestly did not know of Wild Ginger Root until I started researching it! Being apart of the group makes me feel connected with my traditions, there are things that I never knew that my ancestors knew. I feel complete when I am learning about my ways.