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Dicey Barnett retires from MFSI. We will miss working with her. Now she will hav more time to work in her home garden.

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Leaves of the young Sassafras tree

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Tuesday, 02 February 2016 10:40

Stephanie Berryhill, MFSI Youth/Cultural Preservation Coordinator, began working for MFSI in September 2011 until she became ill and could not.  Stephanie’s passion was Native language revitalization and community-based language planning.  She used her knowledge/background to intertwine the Mvskoke language as it pertained to beliefs, stories, and traditional knowledge about food and food production, within the MFSI youth program.  One of her goals was to seek the help of the Mvskoke elders in order to offer young people experiences about sustainable farming and ranching practices as well as hunting, gathering, and processing wild game and edible foods that Mvskoke peoples have relied on since removal.  Stephanie was a gifted writer and educator.  She resided in Henryetta with her two children, son Eco and daughter Emily. Stephanie was laid to rest January 2, 2016.  Continue to keep her family in prayer.       

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