Leech Lake Tribal College students construct new building to house trades classes
August 5, 2021
Aug. 4—CASS LAKE — Windows are being framed, nails are being driven, and concrete is being poured on what will soon become a new trades building at Leech Lake Tribal College.
The building is being constructed almost entirely by carpentry and residential building students and was made possible by a $150,000 grant from the American Indian College Fund to help with student retention and persistence during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The project is titled "Giwaakaaigemin" — "we build" in English — and once completed, it will be a 40-foot by 100-foot learning space.