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Grand Traverse Band's Family Anishinaabemowin Camp returns August 11-13, 2014

The GTBOCI Family Anishinaabemowin Camp returns August 11-13
The GTBOCI Family Anishinaabemowin Camp returns August 11-13
GTBOCI

Encouraged by the success of last year's event, the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians (GTBOCI) presents the 2014 Family Anishinaabemowin Camp from Monday, August 11 through Wednesday, August 13 in Peshawbestown, MI.

All are welcome to attend. Event registration, parking, meals and unreserved camping are provided at no cost.

Participants select from a variety of workshops, including basic Anishinaabemowin, natural medicines, traditional crafts and storytelling and children's activities.

The agenda for the three-day camp includes:

Monday, August 11

8:45 a.m.-9:00 a.m.:
Welcome, Opening Prayer and Announcements

9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.:
Doris Boissoneau – Dbaajimowin: “Waawaashkeshiins’ Pane Gaa Zegzid
Nimkii Osawamick – Dedicated Native Awareness (DNA) Stage – Traditional Dancing and Pow-Wows
Howard Webkamigad – A Look at the Seven Persons and How They Work in the Anishinaabe Language
* Debra Fox – Number Bingo

10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.:
Willie Trudeau – Who we are – Anishinaabe Nooswen, Anishinaabe Nooswen Miinawaa Enaandeg, Dodemug (Anishinaabe Names, Names and Colors, Clans). Our Relationship to Medicines, Animals, Anishinaabeg – Wiijiiyegooswen
George (Jaach) Trudeau – Introductions or Greetings and Expressional, Words that Can Be Used Throughout the Day
Jonathan Rinehart – Swagger: Operating in Your Gifts and Talents
* Peggy Wabegijig – Making Medicine Pouches

1:45 p.m.-3:15 p.m.:
Daisy Kostus – Mashkossiw Minwa Maskkiki Pagwadakamig (Plants and Medicine, Foods of the Wild) – Introduction of Plants
Pat Osawamick – Mnidoomineskedaa – Let’s Do Beadwork
Marie Eshkibok-Trudeau – Small Portion of the Creation Story. Also, Why Young Women Fast for the Strawberry – Its Meaning
* Liz Osawamick – Children’s Games

3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.:
MaryLou Manitowabi – How to Make Scone
Bernice Trudeau – Traditional Parenting Teachings
Cotnee Kaboni – Using Pictures of People, Places and Objects
* Doreen Peltier – How to Make Moccasins Using Fleece and Flannel

6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.:
Ruby John and George (Jaach) Trudeau – Evening Entertainment – Ruby on Fiddle and George (Jaaj) on Keyboard Playing Bluegrass and Country (at Leelanau Sands Casino showroom)

Tuesday, August 12

9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.:
Deb Fox – Number Bingo
Bernice Trudeau – Seven Grandfather Teachings and How To Apply Them For Your Spiritual Well-Being
Pat Osawamick – What Families Should Know about Teaching Anishinaabemowin to Toddlers
* Doreen Peltier – How to Make Quill Boxes Using Bristol Board

10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.:
Cotnee Kaboni –
Continuation of Workshop #1 – Using Pictures of People, Places and Objects
Marie Eshkibok-Trudeau – The Full Moon and Its Movements from Quarter-To-Quarter
George (Jaach) Trudeau – The Weather
* Liz Osawamick – Learn Ojibwe Children’s Songs Through Hand Drumming

1:45 p.m.-3:15 p.m.:
Jonathan Rinehart – "Ode: It's all about the heart"
Daisy Kostus – Mashkossiw Minwa Maskkiki Pagwadakamig (Plants and Medicine Foods of the Wild) – Field Walk
Nimkii Osawamick – Hand-Drum Singing
* Peggy Wabegijig – Making Dream Catchers

3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.:
MaryLou Manitowabi – How to Make Cinnamon Rolls
Doris Boissoneau – Dbaajimowin: Gaazhgensak eji maaddiziwaat
Howard Webkamigad – A Look at a Simple Verb Structure and How Tense is Made in the Anishinaabe Language
Willie Trudeau – 4-Main Helpers of the Creator: Moon, Sun, Plant Life and Animal Life – Gitchi-Manidoo Edoowiijiiyegooswen
* Debra Fox – Friendship Pins

6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.:
Barbara Nolan, M.C. – Evening Entertainment – Talent Show - Songs, skits, etc.by any participants wishing to share their talents) – Anyone wishing to share their talents, songs, skits, etc., please see Barb Nolan, so she can put you on the line-up or come-on up to the stage when she does a call for talents. (Leelanau Sands Casino)

Wednesday, August 13

9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.:
MaryLou Manitowabi – How to Make Scone
Cotnee Kaboni – Interactive Games
Pat Osawamick – What Families Should Know About Teaching Anishinaabemowin to Toddlers
Willie Trudeau – Adesookaanag, Living in the Footsteps of Our Ancestors. Our Relationship to the Seven Grandfathers
Daisy Kostus – Mashkossiw Minwa Maskkiki Pagwadakamig (Plants and Medicine Foods of the Wild) – Field Walk
Jonathan Rinehart – "Ode: It's All About the Heart"
Howard Webkamigad – A Look How Negative Sentences Are Made in the Anishinaabe Language
* Liz Osawamick – OSL – Ojibwe Sign Language

10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.:
Doreen Peltier – Medicine Wheel
Doris Boissoneau – Dbaajimowin: “Waawaashkeshiins” pane gaa zegzid
Marie Eshkibok-Trudeau – The New Moon and its Movements from Quarter-to-Quarter
George (Jaach) Trudeau – Introductions or Greetings and Expressional Words that Can Be Used Throughout the Day
Bernice Trudeau – Traditional Parenting Teachings

10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.:
Nimkii Osawamick – Hoop Dancing
* Peggy Wabegijig – Making Medicine Pouches

1:45 p.m.-3:15 p.m.:
Closing Prayer and Giveaway and Farewells

* Asterisk marks workshops intended for children; however, people of all ages are still welcome to attend.

This opportunity to learn from community Elder's went from a dream to reality through the combined efforts of the GTBOCI Anishinaabemowin Program and Services Department, community members and Tribal Council's ongoing initiatives supporting language and culture.

The powwow grounds are located just northwest of the Leelanau Sands Casino. Entry can be made off M-22 by taking the first road north of the casino (Waabna Makwa Mikun).

For more information, contact Carrie Leaureaux (231) 534-7462, carrie.leaureaux@gtbindians.com; Sammie McCllellan-Dyal (231) 534-7758, sammie.dyal@gtbindians.com; or Rhonda Hopkins (231) 534-7463, Rhonda.Hopkins@gtbindians.com.

Those unable to attend the event may receive online Anishinaabemowin instruction through the GTBOCI website.