The Northern Michigan University Center for Native American Studies is now in the midst of the analysis and reporting phase of the Decolonizing Diet Project. The DDP staff are busy sorting through the data and preparing presentations and reports. We will be hosting some DDP sponsored events periodically as we continue working on the data. Although the implementation phase has come and gone, we know that the research subjects and friends and family of the DDP are still interacting on Facebook and will continue to incorporate what we have learned from our experience into our daily lives.

We would like to say chi-miigwech (many thanks) to those who have supported our project thus far including Northern Michigan University, the US Forest Service, the Cedar Tree Institute, the Kewenaw Bay Indian Community, and several businesses (please see the list of supporters at the DDP Group Site). If you or your organization would like to donate to this project (whether in the form of food, equipment, or cash), or if you have any questions about the DDP, please contact Dr. Martin Reinhardt, principal investigator, at (906)-227-1397, or email:

We wish everyone the very best as we continue on this exciting adventure.

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Monday, March 4, 2013

End of the Year Celebration

The time has come to announce that the end of the DDP implementation phase is coming soon. On March 24, 2013 we will celebrate our 1 year DDP aniversary! It hardly seems possible. We, the staff of the DDP, would like to invite all of the research subjects and 1 guest each to attend the celebration which will be held in the Whitman Commons just down the hall from the Center for Native American Studies. The celebration will begin at 1pm and run until 4pm. The best part is we are doing the cooking for you! All we ask is that you RSVP by calling the Center at (906) 227-1397 and let us know if you are coming and who your guest will be.


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