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Workshops 2011


20 January – Ojibwe Language DVD Training

19 February – Storytelling Event (see related page)

24 March – Spearing and Netting Workshop

19 April – Extended Season Gardening (With Gitigaan Program)

17 May – Wild Edibles (With Gitigaan Program)

June – Workshops will be held at FDL Language Immersion Camp

13 June – 1 July, Wiigwaas Jiiman, Canoe Immersion Camp (FDL Museum)

23-26 June,  Ojibwe Language Immersion Camp (see related page)








9 December- preparing the home for winter

5:00 – 7:00 pm

**Space is limited due to the use of a home. Please call to reserve a spot: 726.6464**

Brrrrrr. Biboon is here. The time has come to make sure your home is ready to withstand winter’s cold and wind.

There was a time that biboon meant a move to the winter camp and the construction of the winter wigwam.
Today winter requires a different kind of preparing and getting the house ready is a great way to make life more comfortable and less expensive.

Please join Andrew Imig of FDL TCC and Arrowhead Energy & Comfort Solutions for a Thirteen Moons Workshop on preparing the home for winter. Andy will demonstrate how homes are tested for energy efficiency and will demonstrate some steps you can take to make your home warmer and more efficient this winter. With some luck, we will have some items that you can take home to make your home a little warmer and less expensive!

We will meet at one of the FDL rental homes where they are renovating for energy efficiency.

Special Location!!

3695 Drake Drive Cloquet, MN

(note, this is a corrected street number from the flyer)

From Cloquet:
—Big Lake Road West, Brookston Rd North, Right on E.Pine, Right on Drake

12 November – Wicapi Oyate  and the Native Night Sky), Annette Lee

Fond du Lac Tribal Center – Community / Elder Nutrition Room
1720 Big Lake Road, Cloquet, MN
For more information: 878-7101
Wicapi oyate is Lakota for Star Nation. The original meaning of this phrase is human flesh. Lakota tradition says that we are made from the guts of a dying star. In this case, the same knowledge is revealed through two different avenues: Native culture and Astronomy.
Please join Annette Lee, an Astrophysicist at Saint Cloud State and a former FDL TCC Instructor, for a presentation on the Native Winter Sky and the Skywatchers project. The Native Skywatchers Project seeks out and celebrates indigenous people’s connection to the stars – one of the few things that connect us all.
We will meet at the FDL Tribal Center’s Community Room / ENP across from the Library.

21 October -Preparing the home for Winter [Rescheduled for December]

23 September

Thursday, September 23, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Fond du Lac Tribal Center ENP
University Road / Hwy 5

The arrival and imminent departure of Waatebagaa Giizis (Falling Leaves Moon) reminds us that the time has come to begin preparing for Winter.
Preparing is a continual part of the circle of life and at and this time of year the focus shifts from manoomin to deer and moose, nuts, and late season fruits. Whitefish netting is just around the corner.
Please join Dave Wise, Amber Ahonen (FDL Nutrition), and Dave Wilsey (UMN Extension) for a Thirteen Moons Workshop on preparing for winter through food preservation.
Expect to see some pictures, share some stories and experiences, and sample some foods.
If you have some food preservation knowledge and/or recipes to share please bring them along too!

24-27 June – Language Immersion Camp (see “seasonal events” tab)

Suggestions or interest in getting involved? giizis13 @

13 May – Wild Edibles with Francois Medion

5-7 pm at the FDL Tribal Center ENP *Please confirm location by calling Lisa at 726-6462

18 March – Spearing and Netting

20 February – Dibaajimowinan (Storytelling)

21 January , Makizinataagewin (Moccasin game)

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