Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  MARQUETTE – Northern Michigan University and Nah Tah Wahsh Public School Academy will present “Bridging Community Leadership and Learning Through Tradition,” a Native American Summer Leadership Program scheduled June 19-28. Applications are available for students going into 6th, 7th and 8th grades.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Campers will spend three days on the NMU campus, where activities include robotics and the NMU Star Lab. They will spend the remaining time at the Clear Lake Environmental Education Center. The program features a wide range of recreational games and activities, classes in Native art and Ojibwe language and culture, experiments in nature and other learning and personal development opportunities.

It is open to non-Native students as well and is free of charge. Campers are only required to pay the cost of transportation. Enrollment is limited to 40 participants.

The Native American Leadership Program is made possible with support from the Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration Project, the King*Chavez*Parks College Day initiative, the Delta/Menominee Health Department, a “Learn & Serve America” grant through the Michigan Community Service Commission, MAPS Title VII Indian Education Program, and the National Indian Youth Leadership Project.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  For more information or to register, contact April Lindala at (906)227-1554 or Rich Scarlotti at (906)466-2952.

Prepared By
Kristi Evans
News Director