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3rd Annual Nagaajiwanaang Ojibwe Language Immersion Camp

When: Thursday, June 23 at 9:00am – June 26 at 2:00pm

Where: Kiwenz Campground
Sawyer, MN

Everyone is invited to attend the 3rd Annual Nagaajiwanaang (Fond du Lac’s) Ojibwe Language Camp set for Thursday, June 23 – Sunday, June 26, 2011 and it will be held at the Kiwenz Campground in Sawyer, MN. Ambe, Ojibwemodaa! (Come on, let’s all speak Ojibwe). Free and open to the public.

This four day language immersion camp is for anyone who is interested in perserving the Ojibwe language. It is for any level of speaker and ev…en non-Ojibwe speakers who want to learn more.

There will be daily traditional activities such as: (People will need to sign up for activities on the first day to participate)
* Birch bark basket making with Jim Northrup
* Drumming and Drum Stick Making along with singing lessons with Randy Gresczyk
* Making Cedar Ricing Knockers and Ricing Poles with Charlie “Tuna” Nahgahnub
* Flute Making with Frank Montano
* Making Bannock on a stick with Nancy Jones
* Moccasin Making
* Quill Art and much more!
(some of these events have a cap on how many people can participate so it will be on a first come, first serve sign-in basis ON THE FIRST DAY of the camp).

Confirmed Fluent Speakers include:
* Dan Jones
* Gordon Jourdain
* Rick Gresczyk
* Nancy Jones
* and others

These fluent speakers will be help lead some of these traditional activities and will hold conversations in Ojibwemowin and help teach the language to the attendees.

Each day there will be meals provided. We ask that you will bring your own non-disposable dinnerware (trying to help Mother Earth a little bit by not throwing things away).

* If your family would like to co-sponsor one of these meals please contact Jim or Pat Northrup at 218-878-0245. Feel free to bring food to share.

This camp is free and open to all people of all backgrounds and speaking levels.

If you have questions regarding this camp or would like to make a monetary donation, please contact Jim or Pat Northrup at 218-878-0245 or Rick Gresczyk at 952-215-1973.

Gidaa aabijitoomin Anishinaabemowin ji bimaadiziimagak Anishinaabe Izhitwaawin! We are here to keep the Ojibwe language and traditions alive!


About CRG

Editor in Chief of the Voice of the Indigenous, Writer.


One thought on “3rd Annual Nagaajiwanaang Ojibwe Language Immersion Camp

  1. Hi People at Voice of the Indigenous,
    This looks amazing. Will there be an immersion weekend this year (2012)? If so, when will it be?
    shaganashi indau.

    Posted by Dan O'Brien | February 3, 2012, 1:13 pm

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