Chippewa Tribe Launches Powwow With Environmental Theme


The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in Minnesota is set to launch its first powwow later this month as the tribe renews its commitment to its community and the environment.

The powwow traditionally called Gichi Manidoo Giizis, meaning Great Spirit or moon or start of the winter moon, will be held on January 13 in Carlton, Minnesota.


Nikki Crowe, 13 Moons Program Coordinator of the Fond du Lac Band Tribal extension Program said, “Our mission is to connect the Fond du Lac Band and surrounding communities to their natural resources and traditional Ojibwe practices using social networking through media, workshops, and local events.”


She further highlighted that the powwow could hopefully educate visitors on how to access local food. 13 Moons, a program run by the tribe through grant funded by the US Department of Agriculture, has already began holding educational workshops on gardening, farming and traditional plants among other.