Summer Youth Programs

 

2013 Mikwendaagozi - To Be Remembered

When:  3-week time period from 9am - noon
              July 8-11; July 15-18; and July 22-24

Where:  Center for Native American Studies, Whitman Hall
               Presque Isle Park
               Rock Street Community Darkroom

Who:  local American Indian high school students

How:  No cost to participate.  Students will have schedule of drop-off and pick up points. 

 

 

View Mikwendaagozi photo highlights

 

 

 

 

 

2012 Creating and Learning Art in Native Settings (CLANS) Project

 

When:  July 16 - 20
Where:  Lac Vieux Desert Pow wow Grounds
Who: American Indian students grades 4-12
How:  No cost to participate.  Students must be dropped off and picked up at the LVD pow wow grounds 

 

Contact:  April Lindala (906) 227-1397 or Giiwe Martin (906) 358-0137

 

Students learned a variety of traditional arts and crafts during their 5-day program. 

See the CLANS webpage

 

 

 

2011 Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math Program (STEM)

When:  Monday, June 20 - Friday, July 1,  2011
Where:  Camp Nesbit & on the campus of Northern Michigan University
Who:  Students going into grades 7, 8, or 9
How:  No cost for students, but they must have transportation to Camp Nesbit near
         Sidnaw, MI and be picked up from NMU campus  


Contact: Rich Sgarlotti, Hannahville Indian School (906) 466-2952 x124
                April Lindala, Center for Native American Studies (906) 227-1397
                Heather Naigus, Great Lakes Indian Fish &Wildlife Commission (906)
                     458-378


The STEM portion of our summer youth program had 38 student participants from Michigan Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, and Wisconsin.  They participated in teambuilding, leadership, and service-learning activities at Camp Nesbit (near Sidnaw, Michigan).  On Saturday, June 25, they traveled to Baraga to assist at the KBIC Fish Derby.  Part of those activities included planting trees and flowers to help beautify the bay area. 

They then traveled to the campus of Northern Michigan University to learn about life at a college campus.  Students stayed in the dorms, ate in the dining halls, and attended workshops in the college classroom setting.  They also got to experience various activities off campus, such as: climbing Sugar Loaf, visiting Lakenenland, playing Warrior Games, and going into the field to learn about quarrying.  

You can view their activities by clicking on 2011 STEM Highlights
 

View Past STEM Program Highlights
2010 STEM Highlights
2009 STEM Camp Highlights
2009 STEM camp highlights
2008 STEM Camp Highlights

 


2011 National Indian Youth Leadership Program & Onji-akiing


Watch video highlights from Native Report.

 

 

When:  NIYLP:  Monday, July 25 - Thursday, July 28
               Onji-akiing:  Thursday July 28 - Sunday, July 31
Where:  Both programs take place at Camp Nesbit
Who:    Students going into grades 5-6 may apply 
How:    No cost for students, but they must have transportation to and from Camp     Nesbit near Sidnaw, MI 

 
Contact: Rich Sgarlotti, Hannahville Indian School (906) 466-2952 x124
                April Lindala, Center for Native American Studies (906) 227-1397
                Heather Naigus, Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission (906)
                  458-3778

 

The younger middle school students participated in their program at Camp Nesbit.  They were able to share the same teambuilding, leadership, and service-learning activities as the STEM participants. 


2011 NIYLP/Anji-Akiing Highlights

View Past NIYLP Program Highlights
2010 Program Highlights
2009 Program Highlights
 

 

2011 Anishnabe Future Leaders Camp

According to the Inter-Tribal Council website:

AFL Camp for 2011 has been CANCELED 

 


 

 

Footnote:

Native American Child Welfare Association