Sapping, Syrup and Sugar – Jijak 2017

60lb.packssugar

Maple sugar used to be packaged in 65lb mukuks, or birchbark baskets by the Ojibwe Anishinabeg of the Great Lakes. 65lbs of maple = about 8.1 gallons of syrup. You can learn a lot more about historic and contemporary sapping, making maple syrup or sugar and the kinds of trees you can tap at this years Great Lakes Food Summit coming up April 19-23rd, 2017 in Hopkins, Michigan.

About Skabewis

News Editor for News From Indian Country and IndianCountryTV.com - lives on the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Reservation in northern Wisconsin. Member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and of Ojibwe descent (Clan Morrison) and smidgen of Mohawk and Delaware. Involved in educational media work, training with some additional special project tasks with the Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAG) and food sovereignty initiatives.

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