Conservation and Trapping News

Sokaogon Cultural Camp
Jan 2, 2023 11:46 ET

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The Sokaogon Chippewa Community invited youth, parents, and community members to a camp aimed at reviving cultural traditions. Sponsored by the Assessing Choices in Education (ACE) program and Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission, the camp provides participants with an opportunity to learn from one another, all while honoring Ojibwe traditions.

People came from across Northern Wisconsin and the U.P. to participate in winter activities. Spearfishing through the ice, fur trapping, and storytelling all provide Ojibwe people with a connection to their ancestors.

Yvette McGeshick, Director of the Sokaogon ACE Program says these camps are important learning opportunities for both youth and adults. Teaching these traditions to future generations ensures they get passed down as they have been in the past.