The Creating and Learning Art in Native Settings project (CLANS) had 34 American Indian student participants learning traditional arts from American Indian artists during the week of July 16-20, 2012. These workshops promoted project-based learning inclusive of Anishinaabe language lessons, traditional songs, and storytelling.
View CLANS Photo Highlights on our Flickr website.
birch bark and porcupine quill art with Elizabeth Kimewon
basics of sewing and regalia making with Michelle Reed
beadwork with Toni Williams
black ash baskets with Cherish Parish
basswood cordage and cattail mats with Kelly Church
hide moccasins with Greg Johnson
hide tanning with Leon Valliere
singing and drumming with Brian Poupart
leather pouches with Sadie Valliere
hoop making, regalia making, and female dance with Summer Cohen
hoop dancing with Megan Tucker
male dance with Adrian King
warrior games with Martin Reinhardt
Chi-miigwech to the staff, artists, counselors, and the many volunteers who assisted with this camp. We appreciate all that you've done to make this a success for the students.
See the initial NMU News Release
Workshops took place at the Lac Vieux Desert tribal historic preservation building, the LVD youth center in Watersmeet and the natural setting of the Old Indian Village near the LVD reservation.
To learn more about the CLANS Project, contact April Lindala at (906) 227-1397 or Giiwe Martin at (906) 358-0137.
CLANS is made possible by a National Endowment for the Arts grant with support from the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, Northern Michigan University College of Arts and Sciences, Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission, Hannahville Indian School and Youth Program, and the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Youth Program.