Levi Rickert, editor-in-chief in Native Currents. Discussion »
MANISTEE, MICHIGAN The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Peacemaking/Probation Department, based in Manistee, Michigan, is seeking applicants for its Indian Village Camp this summer.
Participants gather around the drum.
The Indian Village Camp is a FREE 4 day nature intervention camp for Native youth and descendants. Wilderness survival will be taught from a native cultural perspective.
The camp is geared toward "at-risk" youth (use your own judgment) to help them connect to nature and Native culture.
Camp Program Features
Participants stay in a traditional wigwam.
Participants sleep in their own one person wigwam. Meals are prepared in the long house by participants. All camping equipment is provided. Participants must bring own personal items.
No electronic devices allowed.
All adult leaders are trained and background checked according to federal law.
Youth 11-17. Male or Female. No violent offenders or sex offenders. No requirement for blood quantum. All tribes welcome, primarily for tribal members, tribal descendants, or youth from a tribal household. Native culture taught from a Three Fires Ottawa perspective.
Participants must be dropped off between 10 am and 12 noon on the first day of camp and picked up at 12 noon sharp on the fourth day of camp.
Session One: June 14 - 17
Session Two: June 28 - July 1
Session Three: June 19 - 22
Session Four: August 30 - September 2
Funding comes entirely from the Department of Justice's, Office of Juvenile Justice, Tribal Youth Program Grant.
For more information, call Austen Brauker at 1.231.398.2240.
posted May 25, 2012 8:59 am edt
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