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Kinoomaagewin Maagwid (One Giving Teachings)

The Cultural Training Department researches, develops and delivers cultural awareness of Ojibwe customs. Teachings and presentations emphasize historical and cultural contributions. The teachings enhance the identity of our people by providing them an opportunity to learn and live our unique culture today, tomorrow and the next seven generations.

quillwheel2One of the main projects is the Ojibwe Learning Center and Library (OLCL). The project is focused on securing grant funds through the Institute of Museum and Library Services to develop resource material for the community and create a space for cultural learning opportunities. Another project currently underway is the Traditional Skills Survey funded through the National Parks Service. This survey is being distributed throughout the service areas to gather information on members of the community who possess traditional skills. The goal of the project is to develop a resource directory so that the culture division can locate resource people for assistance in community programming.

Outreach with tribal programs continues with Tribal Court and community service projects, Community Health events, and YEA student programming. There is also on-going committee work with Head Start, Cultural Screening, and the pow-wows. Educational booths are set-up at workshops and conferences in addition too presentations.

Community events such as the spring and fall feasts are provided annually. Cultural support is also provided to outside organizations and departments requesting assistance. Bahweting Singers are also scheduled for events throughout the service area.

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Contact Information

Cultural Training Specialist
Kinoomaagewin Maagwid
Josh Homminga
2186 Shunk Road
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Phone: 906-635-6050 (Main Office) Ext. 53094

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