Gun Lake Tribe & Jijak Foundation to Host Second Annual Fall Harvest Feast & Corn Dance Saturday

Ojibwa elder George Martin at last year's harvest celebration

Ojibwa elder George Martin at last year’s harvest celebration

Published October 23, 2015

HOPKINS, MICHIGAN — The Gun Lake Tribe invites the public to celebrate a feast of Fall Harvest traditional foods tomorrow, Saturday, October 24, 2015 at Camp Jijak in Hopkins, Michigan.

The harvest celebration is a great time for families to learn about traditional and historic cooking.

Activities will include:   Outdoor oven cooking workshop with Gary Morseau Sr (Pokagon Potawatomi), making and using a botagen/corn mortar with Buddy Raphael (Grand Traverse Bay Band), open air duck roasting with Daisy Kostus (James Bay Cree), Corn Husk Dolls and Flowers presented by the Gun Lake Language Department, Corn Soup making with George Martin (Ojibwa), Bodewadmi Corn Dance hosted by John Bush (Gun Lake Pottawatomi), Introduction to growing and processing tobacco (Charles Barker).

Indian HarvestAttendees can shop the Native American Farm and Foods market.

The Jijak Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization of the Gun Lake Band of Pottawatomi Indians dedicated to enriching our community through education, preservation and perpetuation of our Tribe’s rich culture, arts, history and living traditions.


Gun Lake Tribe of Pottawatomi Indians; Jijak Foundation.


Fall Harvest Festival Feast and Corn Dance, a cultural celebration of Pottawatomi traditional fall foods.  The general public are welcome.  This event is free of charge.


Saturday, October 24, 2015, 9am to 8pm.


Jijak Camp, 2558 20th St. Hopkins, Mich.  MapQuest:


For more information visit the Jijak Foundation events page.

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