Agaaming Aki: Overnight Camping Experience in Grand Portage

Agaaming Aki: Overnight Camping Experience in Grand Portage
7/18/22, 8:00 am - 7/22/22, 3:00 pm

Registration:

Week one : June 20, 2022, through June 24, 2022. Registration for this event has closed.

Week two: July 18, 2022, through July 22, 2022. Applications for week two must be submitted by Friday, June 17, 2022.

Description:

During the summer of 2022, youth from Grand Portage, Minnesota will host peers from Bois Forte and Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College's youth outreach program, Gidakiimanaaniwigamig for two separate Agaaming Aki events. Agaaming Aki events are week-long overnight camping experiences for tribal youth, located in Grand Portage, Minnesota. Youth participants will have the opportunity to engage in science-based programming through hands-on experiences, witness an Ojibwe/Dakota star story presentation, craft with community members, and catch up on natural resource management career opportunities.

Camp activities will include:

  • Experiencing historic sites and natural features that define kinship on the landscape;
  • investigating shoreline processes that sustain lakewide food chains;
  • participating in a Lake Superior Lake Trout monitoring survey and subsistence activities; and
  • engaging over evening campfires.

Contact:

Marte Kitson, environmental literacy extension educator, mkitson@d.umn.edu.

Image credit: Megan Gilles