Ojibway and Cree Language Survival Camps at Turtle Lodge
Ojibway and Cree Language Survival Camps
Turtle Lodge Central House of Knowledge | Sagkeeng First Nation | Manitoba
“Our language is our way of life.”
Ojibway Camp: August 15 to 18, 2019
Ojibway and Cree Camp: August 23-26, 2019
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- Learn Ojibway and Cree language in traditional ceremony and on the land
- Harvest medicines
- Set fishing nets
- Learn the basics of processing, canning and drying wild meat, fish and vegetables
- Traditional food preparation on the fire
- Healing ceremonies
Campers can pitch a tent outside the Turtle Lodge, sleep in a Tipi (provided), or bring their bedding and sleep inside the sacred lodge.
Women, men, and children (accompanied by parents or mentors) are welcome!
The camps will take place at the Turtle Lodge Central House of Knowledge in Sagkeeng First Nation, Manitoba.
Built in 2002 based on a vision received, the Turtle Lodge seeks to promote Indigenous knowledge, connection to the Earth, positive identity, self-esteem, and self-sufficiency through traditional teachings and ceremonies. In 2008, Traditional Elders and Knowledge Keepers from across Turtle Island (North and Central America) and Abya Yala (South America) named Turtle Lodge their Central House of Knowledge.
Click here for directions and accommodation information. All are responsible for their own travel. Participants are invited to camp onsite at the Turtle Lodge. Portable toilets are available, and showers will be made available at the local arena.