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PAGE21MAZINAIGANSPRINGSUMMER2013ClipmailENFORCEMENTLacVieuxDessertMich.Wouldyouknowhowtosurviveinthewilder-nesswhenits20degreesandsnowingOver25studentswhoparticipatedinthisyearsIshpaagoonikaaDeepSnowCampknowhowThisyearsculturalwintercampprogrambroughtmiddleschoolstu-dentsfromaroundtheGreatLakesforaweekendofeducationandfuninthesnowguidedbyindigenousknowledge.HostedbyLacVieuxDesertandsponsoredbyGLIFWCthecampsmis-siontopromotetreatyrightsthroughtra-ditionalteachingsandadventure-basedlearningwassuccessfullyledbyCampDirectorandGLIFWCOutreachOfficerHeatherNaigus.ThesecondannualIsh-paagoonikaataughtstudentsarangeofactivitiesfromspearingtosurvivingintheharshMidwesternwinters.Saturdaysactivitiesconsistedofspearingthroughtheicetraditionaltip-upsandsnow-packclasses.RogerLaBineLacVieuxDesertmembershowedstudentsthetraditionalwayofmakingtip-upsforicefishingandparticipantswerethrilledtocatchhugewalleyesandnorthernpikesusingthisindigenousmethodfromtheirenviron-mentalsurroundings.Rogerlatershowedthestudentstheproperwaytocleanandcookthesefishgivingeveryoneanop-portunitytotastethem.Dr.MaryHindelangofMichiganTechUniversitysharedherwisdomonlessonswecanlearnbywatchingwild-lifesadaptationsinthesnowpack.Theexperienceconsistedofhowanimalsusethesnowforsurvival.Studentsalsostudiedsnowflakesandhowtodeterminesnowfallbythelayersinthesnow.OnSundayGLIFWCwardensledworkshopsonwintersurvivalandsustainability.Studentsweretreatedtotrappingandanimalidentificationandhowtogetfoodwhenitdependsonsurvival.TheylearnedhowtoproperlyhandletrapswhilerespectingMotherEarthandallherrelatives.Thestudentsalsogottoidentifyandhandleseveraldifferentfurs.Inoneofthecoldestareasinthecountrywarmthandprotectionisparamount.Studentsexperimentedwithvarioushands-ontechniquesincludilngfire-buildingsafetyandwhatshouldbepackedintheiremergencysurvivalkits.Additionallystudentswereshownhowtobuildsheltersusingonlytheresourcessurroundingthemdiggingtunnelsinthesnowandusedbalsamboughsasinsulationandroofing.Itsexcitingtoseesomanyofourtribalyouthgettingoutsidereconnectingwiththeirtraditionsrespectingthosewhocamebeforethemandmostofallhavingfun.Icanseethediscoveryintheirspirits.Theyareleadersandtheyarecare-takersoftheEarth.WeGLIFWCareheretofostertheirabilitiesandsup-portthemstatedNaigus.Thestaffandthestudentsreallyenjoyedthecampandarealreadypre-paringforoursummercampprogramOnji-Akiing.MyfavoritepartofcampwasprobablymakingtheshelterssaidConnorBeaulieuLacCourteOreillesmember.ThisisthebestcampIvebeento.GLIFWCssummercamppro-gramONJI-AKIINGJuly22-26isacceptingapplicationsatthistimeseearticlebelow.FormoreinformationonthiscampandGLIFWCsyouthpro-gramspleasecontactOutreachOfficerHeatherNaigusathnaigusglifwc.orgor906458-3778.IshpaagoonikaaDeepSnowCampByHollyBerkstresserGLIFWCWardenGLIFWCisexcitedtoannounceour2013culturalsummercampprogramCampOnji-Akiingforgrades5-8AcollaborativeeffortbetweenGLIFWCandtheUSForestServiceOnji-AkiingFromtheEarthisaculturaloutdooradventure-basedcampthatfocusesonnaturalresourcecareerexplorationandtreatyrights.Thiscampisheldatbeau-tifulCampNesbitnestledintheheartoftheOttawaNationalForestinSidnawMichiganalsohometothecallingloonsofLakeNesbit.Leadershipandservicelearningactivitiesareimportantaspectsofthisprogram.Activitiesalsofocusongroupcooperationandcommunicationproblem-solvingself-confidenceleadershipphysicalexercisespiritualgrowthsocialskillsaswellasrespectandresponsibilitytoselfandcommunity.Hands-onactivitiesincludeagroupobstaclecoursehighropescoursesweatlodgefishingarcheryswimmingcanoeingculturalexplorationandcooperativegames.CenteredontheMedicineWheelthiscampexploresNativeAmericantra-ditionalwaysandtraditionalecologicalknowledgebutalsolearningintheareasofforestrybiologyandbotany.YouthwillworkwithstafffromGLIFWCandtheUSFS.Transportationinspecificareaswillbeprovided.Thiscampisfreeofcost.ApplicationdeadlineisJune212013.RegistrationFormLakeNesbitEnvironmentalCenterSidnawMichiganJuly22-262013ParticipantName________________________________________________Address________________________________________________________City__________________________State____________Zip____________Email__________________________________________Grade______________Age____________TribeAffiliation________________________________ifnoneleaveblankPhone________________________Pleaseattachanothersheetofpaperwithashortessayatleast100wordsonwhyyouwanttoattendCampOnji-Akiing.Includeanyspecialachieve-mentsandhowthiscampmighthelpyouinschoolyourcommunityandwithanylifegoals.Attachoneletterofrecommendationfromanadultnotrelatedtoyouaboutwhytheythinkyoushouldattendthecampandhowyouwillbenefitfromit.Studentsareacceptedonthebasisoftheiressaysrecommendationsandspaceavailability.Intheeventyouareacceptedyouwillbeexpectedtosignastatementsayingthatyouwillparticipatefullyinallactivitiesandparentsguardianswillhavetocompleteandsignhealthformsandpermissionsforallcampactivities.ForquestionsorconcernspleasecontactHeatherNaigusFredMaulson906-458-3778715-682-6619ext.113hnaigusglifwc.orgfmaulsonglifwc.orgMailapplicationessayandletterofrecommendationtoGLIFWCAttnCampRegistrationsPOBox9OdanahWI54861DeadlineforacceptingapplicationsisJune212013CampOnji-AkiingJuly22-262013GLIFWCConservationOfcerVernStonetagsabobcatgidagaa-bizhiwtrappedintheChequamegon-NicoletNationalForestbyYvetteButtery.Bob-catlikeotterrequireaCITEStagiftakenforcommercialsale.ForButteryaRedCliffmemberandbeginningtrapperitwasherrstbobcat.Onthecommercialmarketbobcatpeltsbringfrom60toover300dependingonsizequalityandhandling.Thewildfelinepopulationremainshealthyinthecededterritories.PhotobyCharlieOttoRasmussenLearningwinterwildernesssurvivaltechniquesparticipantsinGLIFWCsIshpaagoonikaaDeepSnowCamptriedtheirhandsatavarietyofskillsincludingshingthroughtheicewithtip-upsandspears.Besidesacquiringfoodstudentslearnedaboutre-buildingandmakingshelters.Lessonsinsnowsciencewerealsoincorporatedalongwithinformationontrappingandfuridentication.PhotobyHeatherNaigus