Applications Open for 2023 Anishinaabe Culture Skills Camp

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The Anishinaabe Culture Skills Camp hosted by the Leech Lake Division of Resource Management is a gathering of mentors and youth who are interested in exploring the traditions and culture that are tied to the Ojibwe who call Leech Lake their home. This camp will introduce youth to methods of hunting White- tailed deer, Ruffed Grouse, Ducks, setting and cleaning nets, as well as, learning from Elders the importance of these activities as they relate to who we are as Anishinaabe. Food, guns, and camping supplies are all provided, but we encourage accepted applicants to bring their own if possible.

This program is accepting 20 youth applicants. Preference will be given to new applicants whom are Leech Lake Band Members that have not attended prior years. Applicants must complete a gun safety course before the start of camp and attach a copy of their gun safety card to the application or indicate training dates if currently signed up. Information regarding firearm safety training can be found at https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/safety/firearms/index.html

We highly encourage both young men and women to apply. There will be both female and male mentors for all activities. Applications will be accepted until October 13th 3:00pm. Please note if you complete your course online LLBO DRM will have the Field Day course available October 14th. If you need assistance regarding the online course please contact Amanda 218-335-4444. If you have questions regarding the camp and need more information please call Jamie Mitchell 218-335-7400 or Tanya 218-513-3312.

Applications will be accepted until October 13, 2023

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