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6th Annual Ojibwe Language Camp held on Fond du Lac Reservation - Set 2 - P8

The 6th Annual Ojibwe Language Camp was held at the Kiwenz Campgroundon on the Fond du Lac Reservation starting on Wednesday, June 17 and continuing to Sunday, June 21, 2015.

Items on the agenda included : Thursday and Friday – Mornings are reserved for learning and speaking the language; and, afternoons are reserved for working on cultural art projects; Friday night – Talent show – open to all campers; and Saturday - Mad Science, Canoe Races and Pow Wow.

Some of the class offerings included: Birch Bark Baskets, Moccasics, Daisy Chain Beading, Leather Tobacco Bags, Wood Bending Demonstration, Plant Walks, Board games and Puppet Shows.

A full Tentative Agenda included:

Wednesday activities:

Arrival and camp setup

Registration at camp entrance

Thursday activities:

8:00 a.m.

Opening ceremony

8:30 a.m.

Food blessing by fluent speaker

Breakfast

Announcements

Introduction of Camp Founders by Fond du Lac Reservation Anishinaabemowin Coordinator, Janis Fairbanks

Camp Founders: Jim Northrup Jr, Pat Northrup, and Rick Gresczyk welcome guests and talk about the history of the camp

Announcement of activities and sign-up procedure for afternoon cultural activities

Sign-up will be at the P.R. table. There will be ongoing language modules/lessons throughout the afternoon

Drum setup

Round dance: all people are encouraged to participate

Upon completion of the round dance, people are counted off to attend Ojibwemowin sessions with a fluent speaker

noon

Food blessing by fluent speaker

Lunch

Announcements

afternoon

Various activities to choose from

walk - plant identification

moccasin game (volunteer) for all ages

youth games

cribbage using Ojibwe numbers

Jenga Ojibwe-style

swimming

Ojibwe horseshoes - learn Ojibwe that relates to the game

5:30 p.m.

Food blessing by fluent speaker

Supper

Announcements

Open mic - Programs and Organizations may announce areas of interest

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Friday activities:

8:30 a.m.

Food blessing by fluent speaker

Breakfast

Announcements

Round dance: all people are encouraged to participate

Upon completion of the round dance, people are counted off to attend Ojibwemowin sessions with a fluent speaker

noon

Food blessing by fluent speaker

Lunch

Horseshoe Tournament immediately after lunch

Game - commands in Ojibwe

Announcements

Various activities to choose from

Puppet Show

5:30 p.m.

Food blessing by fluent speaker

Supper

Announcements

Talent Night: Everyone is encouraged to participate in or watch/listen to the talent show!

S'Mores!

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Saturday activities

8:30 a.m.

Food blessing by fluent speaker

Breakfast

Announcements

Round dance: all people are encouraged to participate

Upon completion of the round dance, people are counted off to attend Ojibwemowin sessions with a fluent speaker

Various artist activities or language stations to choose from

Puppet Show

Sign up for Canoe race at P.S. table - two categories: youth and adult

noon

Food blessing by fluent speaker

Lunch

"Mad Science Experiments" with Arne Vainio

Various artist activities or language stations to choose from

Show & Tell Arts: Art table participants describe their table of arts

5:30 p.m.

Food blessing by fluent speaker

Supper

mini Pow Wow

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Sunday activities

8:30 a.m.

Food blessing by fluent speaker

Breakfast

Announcements

Organize and clean up campground

Sharing circle

Traveling Song

Pick up bag lunches for the road

For further information on the Kiwenz Ojibwe Language Camp, follow this link: http://kiwenzojibwecampmn.com/index.html

 

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