Introducing Wiisinig LLC
A Lifetime of Creations
"We're focused on promoting healthy and culturally appropriate foods amongst communities. Specializing in food sovereignty and advocacy work."
Derek Nicholas; Wiisinig LLC, Founder
At Wiisinig LLC...
We offer the following services;
- Cooking Classes & Demonstrations
- Pop Ups & Food Service
- Cultural Exchange Classrooms (Domestic & International)
- Cultural Exchange Trips (Domestic & International)
- Key Note Presentations on Food and Colonialism
- Production/Sale of Indigenous Products
- Support/Platform for Native Artists
At Wiisinig LLC, we believe that food is medicine. Our focus is to empower communities by reclaiming indigenous food ways. Wiisinig LLC aims to practice and conduct valuable research around traditional practices such as sustainable food production, seed saving, wild food identification, culinary practices, and stories. Our work will help preserve indigenous wisdom and create resources for families and community.
Wiisinig LLC is attentive to keeping the integrity of sacred knowledge safe to avoid exploitation of greed. We prepare our work in a good way. We believe that reclaiming our indigenous food ways is the way to offset the damage from colonialism.
Derek Nicholas, Founder
Derek Nicholas, Red Cliff Band Ojibwe, has been working within the food systems in many critical ways, including but not limited to work around food security and sovereignty, language revitalization, seed saving, food cultivation, culinary arts, and youth engagement. Derek is currently employed in Minneapolis, working at the Division of Indian Work as the Nutrition Program Coordinator. He has his BA in Economics and Global Business Management from the University of Minnesota Morris.