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Gichi Mandidoo Giizis traditional powwow set for Saturday

File art from the Veterans Pow Wow in July 2013. Photo by Jamie Lund for the Pine Journal

The Thirteen Moons Extension Program is hosting the Gichi Manidoo Giizis Traditional Powwow on Saturday, Jan. 11, in the Otter Creek Event Center at Black Bear Casino Resort. Registration begins at 10 a.m., with grand entries at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., with a feast at 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The purpose of the Gichi Manidoo Giizis Traditional Powwow is to bring together community members with federal, tribal, and state organizations to learn from one another about how to best take care of the land and community resources.

Representatives from organizations will be available to answer questions and provide information on sustainable agriculture, natural resources programs for land owners, and educational and career opportunities through local college and university programs. Through the sharing of information with community members, organization representatives will learn more about Anishinaabe traditions and culture, language, and best practices for taking care of the land and community resources.

The Thirteen Moons program is a Fond du Lac Tribal College Extension program in partnership with the Fond du Lac Reservation Resources Management Division and is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture-NIFA.

For more information, contact Nikki Crowe, Thirteen Moons program coordinator, at 218-878-7148 or via email

Submitted by Tom Urbanski/Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College