Published July 27, 2017
MANISTEE, MICHIGAN – The 24th Annual Anishinaabe Family Language/Culture Camp 2017 kicks off on Friday, July 28, at noon at the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians powwow grounds, across from the Little River Casino & Resort in Manistee, Michigan. The camp will conclude on Sunday, July 30.
The Anishinaabe Family Language/Culture Camp attracts people from thoughtout the United States and Canada to learn and talk Anishnaabemowin,, the language of the Anishnaabe nation. Anishnaabemowin is one of North America’s oldest languages. Concerned the language would become extinct, Kenny Pheasant, the current lanuage teacher at the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, began the Anishinaabe language camp in 1993.
“I began the camp because I wanted to bring people together to enjoy Anishinaabemowin,” says Pheasant.
Pheasant and camp planners work hard to improve the camp each year.
Camp participants can attend culturally enriching presentations to learn the lanaguage, natural healing medicines, drum making, cradle board making and boarding school experiences.
The camp is FREE, with meal included. It is sponsored by the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, based in Manistee, Michigan.
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