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Ezhi-odaminoyang miinawaa ezhi-anokiiyang Anishinaabeg (How We Play and Work) Training Program

Free $80 Ojibwe Wooden Stick To First 100 Pre Registrants

 

(Red Lake) Oshkiimaajitahdah will be starting an innovative family services program next weekend until the end of June for Red Lake Nation community members. The Ezhi-odaminoyang miinawaa ezhi-anokiiyang Anishinaabeg (How We Play and Work) Training Program encourages the development and implementation of indigenous games training and competition among family participants, to provide employability training for youth and adults, to recognize positive role models within and outside the Red Lake Nation, and to develop holistic physical, mental, social and spiritual concepts of indigenous families. All events are free. A free gift will be provided to each participant per camp.

Pre registration is required by noon two days before each event by calling or texting Dan Ninham at 218.368.6430 with participant name, grade or adult, and camp event name, date and location.

The schedule includes:

March 5-6, April 3 and May 1, Red Lake and Ponemah: The Red Lake Nation Family Lacrosse and Indigenous Games Camps. Morning sessions begin with breakfast and afternoon sessions begin with lunch. The first activity session is called Hometown Heroes featuring local community members sharing words of wisdom for the participants. There will be skill development sessions directed by coaches from Canada, Mille Lacs and Leech Lake for grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 plus adults. The coaches of the Red Lake Nation Lacrosse program will be assisting and learning new drills and strategies for our programming. Participants from the Northern Indigenous Games Instructors and Officials Certification Training Session (see next program) will be working the April and May camps. Each grade and adult group has a 10 person limit per camp. Parent drop off and pick up is encouraged. Loaner equipment is available. Flyers will be available with Red Lake School District and St. Mary's School physical education teachers and at the Red Lake and Ponemah Boys and Girls Clubs.

Thursdays, March 17 and 31, 6 to 8 pm, Northern Indigenous Games Instructors and Officials Certification Training Session, Oshkiimaajitahdah Classroom: Supper will be provided. The Instructor and Officials Training Certification Program may provide opportunities for adult and high school students for careers as an instructor and official in indigenous games programming. The comprehensive program draws on research and knowledge about best practices in sports pedagogy, which is the study of coaching, teaching and learning, into a practical training program. Students receive not only the "How" of instruction, but also the "Why" in developing key methods of culture-based games and work. State and national standards based curriculum will be used for the following physical activities: Ojibwe and Mohawk Lacrosse, Pueblo Kickball, Oneida Longball, Cree Double Ball, Navajo Shinny, Inuit Games, Eskimo Tug of War, Choctaw Stickball, and Crow Arrows, and other games to be named. Training includes classroom work, on the court and field practicum work, and video and reading/writing assignments. A certificate and gifts will be provided to successful participants at a graduation ceremony on April 14. Participants may be able to have on the job paid training at area and regional events this spring and in the future. The instructor will be Dan Ninham (Oneida). There is a 20 person limit.

Saturday, April 2, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm, Oshkiimaajitahdah Classroom: Northern Indigenous Games Implements Company Workshop: Open to middle and high school students and adults. Breakfast, lunch and midday snack will be provided. The session provides participants with the skills to make Ojibwe style lacrosse sticks, and leather and wooden balls. The follow up program also introduces basic financial self-employment knowledge in order to succeed in life. Skills include how to manage resources effectively, start and maintain a savings account, create and follow budgets, and build the knowledge and confidence they'll need once they become self-employed and work to become financially independent. Components of the business plan include skills related to goal setting, oral and written communication, problem solving, critical thinking, career planning and marketing development. Tools will be provided. The instructor is Ben Spears (Red Lake Ojibwe). There is a 20 person limit.

Sunday, April 10, 10 am to 6 pm, Oshkiimaajitahdah Lacrosse Day At The Sanford Center: Bemidjigamaag Baaga'adowewag: Open to grades K to 12 and adults. The Ojibwe and modern indigenized versions of lacrosse will be featured in game play. Native and non-native programs throughout the region will be invited to play exhibition games with a special focus on the Red Lake Nation Lacrosse Program as hosts. Successful participants of the Northern Indigenous Games Officials Training Program will work the event. Transportation will be provided.

Saturday, April 23, Northern Indigenous Games at Ponemah. 10 am to 3 pm. Open to grades K to 12 and adults. The events promote and encourage the growth of traditional native games of North American indigenous cultures, physical activity, cultural pride and understanding and self esteem for youth and adults. Flyers will be available with Red Lake School District and St. Mary's School physical education teachers and at the Red Lake and Ponemah Boys and Girls Clubs.

Friday to Sunday, April 22 to 24, Northern Indigenous Games at Bemidji State University, check the events schedule at http://www.honorearth.org/northerngames

Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and 22, The Creator's Games Gathering and Stick- and Ball-Making Workshop, Red Lake Nation: Open to grades K to 12 and adults. Indigenous people in North America identify with their indigenous games as a gift from the Creator and we play for his amusement. The game is also played to settle disputes, as training for war, to heal people and communities, and to honor people. This event will focus on the three main indigenous wooden stick lacrosse games from the Ojibwe, Choctaw and Iroquois. Featured guests from each of these cultures will be featured showcasing their game as well as stick and ball making abilities. A workshop will be held to encourage participants to make their own sticks and balls. This may be the first event in the world that features the three main lacrosse games. Graduates of the Northern Indigenous Games Instructors and Officials Certification Training Program will work the event. Guests include:

Cam Bomberry (Mohawk)

http://laxallstars.com/iroquois-national-team-update-coach-cam-bomberry/

http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/content/lacrosse-star-visits-bhs-can-bomberry-looking-expand-sport-northern-minnesota

Casey Bigpond (Choctaw)

https://www.facebook.com/moundville/posts/998615786828596

http://news.usm.edu/article/university-forum-feature-native-american-performance-artists

Ben Spears (Red Lake Ojibwe)

Last three weeks in June on Monday and Tuesday in Red Lake and Wednesday and Thursday in Ponemah, 9 am to 7 pm, Ezhi-odaminoyang miinawaa ezhi-anokiiyang Anishinaabeg Day Camp. Open to grades K to 12 and adults. The day camp program includes sport programming plus it teaches life and social skills including conflict resolution, teamwork, gender equality, mental training, socio-cultural responsibility, while developing confidence and self-esteem. These skills contribute to a well-rounded individual who employers seek. Red Lake Nation coaches will be instructors as well as:

Chuck Foster (Navajo), American Indian Hall of Fame Runner

http://americanindianathletichalloffame.com/haroldfoster.php

http://www.uen.org/indianed/contacts/contact.shtml

Bradley Nash (Navajo), New Mexico State Volleyball

https://newscenter.nmsu.edu/articles/view/9590/nmsu-volleyball-players-native-american-roots-support-athletic-success

http://www.theindianleader.com/2015/01/25/bradley-nash-uses-sports-to-make-positive-impact/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUmTJDoHVIo

http://www.nmstatesports.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=2966

Cami Wells Paulson (Blackfeet), Former NCAA DI Cross Country Coach

http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/content/former-dhs-star-now-d-i-coach

http://www.miacathletics.com/sports/wxc/2015-16/releases/090815_scu_xc_tf

http://www.bgsufalcons.com/news/2009/5/25/052509aab_989.aspx

Naomi Whitehair (Navajo), UTEP Volleyball

http://www.utepathletics.com/sports/w-volley/mtt/naomi_whitehair_850036.html

http://navajotimes.com/rezsports/volleyball/naomi-whitehair-finds-right-fit-utep-volleyball-team/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rv00ygc-jK8

Free $80 Ojibwe Wooden Stick To First 100 Pre Registrants (Only One Stick Per Camper)

Red Lake Nation Lacrosse Family Skills Camp

Saturday and Sunday, March 5 and 6, 2016

Red Lake High School and Middle School Gyms

and Ponemah School and Boys & Girls Club Gyms

Come Early To Have A Meal and To Get The Gear On

Saturday and Sunday, March 5 and 6, Red Lake MS/HS

8:30-9:20 9:25-9:35 9:40-10:10 10:2010:50 11:00-11:30 11:40-12:10

Grades

K-2 Breakfast

Hometown Hero Lacrosse Fitness Wall Ball Stick Skills Baaga’

adowewag

Grades

3-5 Breakfast

Hometown Hero Wall Ball Stick Skills Baaga’

adowewag Lacrosse Fitness

Grades

6-8 Breakfast

Hometown Hero Stick Skills Baaga’

adowewag Lacrosse Fitness Wall Ball

Grades 9-Adults Breakfast

Hometown Hero Baaga’

adowewag Lacrosse Fitness Wall Ball Stick Skills

Saturday, March 5, Ponemah School and Ponemah Boys & Girls Club

12:30-1:20 1:30-1:40 1:50-2:20 2:30-3:00 3:10-3:40 3:50-4:20 Location

Grades

K-2 Lunch

Hometown Hero Lacrosse Fitness Wall Ball Stick Skills Baaga’

adowewag Ponemah School

Grades

3-5 Lunch

Hometown Hero Wall Ball Stick Skills Baaga’

adowewag Lacrosse Fitness Ponemah School

Grades

6-8 Lunch

Hometown Hero Stick Skills Baaga’

adowewag Lacrosse Fitness Wall Ball Ponemah Boys & Girls Club

Grades 9- Adults Lunch

Hometown Hero Baaga’

adowewag Lacrosse Fitness Wall Ball Stick Skills Ponemah Boys & Girls Club

Instructors:

Fitness, Jim Ingle, Mille Lacs Band Fitness Coordinator

Wall Ball, Lee Asham, True Lacrosse Canada Director

Stick Skills, Loel Asham, True Manitoba Leading Scorer

Baaga’adowewag, Jerry Morgan, Tribal Community Lacrosse

Free Ojibwe Wooden Lacrosse Stick To First 100 Pre Registrants – Breakfast Snack and Lunch Snack Provided – Hometown Hero Words of Wisdom – Parent Drop Off and Pick Up – Pre Register By Calling or Texting Dan Ninham at 218.368.6430 or emailing coach.danninham@gmail.com and include name, grade or adult category, and event date and location Before Noon On March 3rd

Limited To 10 Pre-Registrants Per Grade and Adult Group Per Day – Free Camp – Loaner Gear Available

Sponsors: Oshkiimaajitahdah Program, Ponemah Boys & Girls Club and Red Lake Schools

 

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