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Ice Tribe

Ice Tribe Written by: Alexia Springer As the year ends, it’s important to take some time to reflect. The full Moon coincides perfectly with the last few days of our calendar year, adding to the benefits this reflection process gives us. Going into 2020 some of my goals included developing friendships, getting involved in the […]

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A Special Message to our Ely Folk School community, near and far

Following the Governor’s recommendations, we have been closed to the public. Betty Firth, our Program Coordinator, has been working from home primarily, writing grants to fund new programs and support existing ones. We’ll keep in touch with you regarding plans to reopen. We are developing ideas for how to stay connected in a meaningful way. […]

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Birch Bark Canoe Project Extended to Fall

The Birch Bark Canoe Project has been extended into September and October and will meet on Sundays from 1-5 pm for eight weeks. We will meet in the North Classroom at the Ely Folk School (use alley door). The next session, Week One of the Fall Schedule, will be on Sunday, September 8th from 1-5 pm. We […]

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Canoe Flotilla to Lac La Croix Pow Wow

Ely Folk School Canoe Flotilla Attends Ojibwe Pow Wow The Ely Folk School’s efforts to build bridges with our local native communities gained traction last weekend with our second canoe flotilla across the Boundary Waters to Ontario’s Lac La Croix Village.  Nine EFS enthusiasts in four canoes enjoyed the three-day trip to share in the […]

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BBCP August 12

This summer’s final week 14 of the Birch Bark Canoe Project is Monday, August 12, 2019, from 5-9 pm in the North Classroom at the Ely Folk School (use alley door). A potluck is planned for 6 pm to celebrate the closing of another cherished season of community canoe building. The evening will include work […]

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BBCP July 22

Greetings! Week 11 of the Birch Bark Canoe Project is Monday, July 22, 2019, from 5-9 pm in the North Classroom at the Ely Folk School (use alley door). This week we steam-bend and peg cedar gunwale caps, carve planks, lash gunwales, and prepare to rib and pitch. Please bring comfortable leather gloves. Thank you […]

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BBCP July 15

Week 10 of the Birch Bark Canoe Project is Monday, July 15th from 5-9 pm in the North Classroom at the Ely Folk School (use alley door). This week we continue to steam-bend cedar canoe ribs at the fire pit. Many helping hands last week were appreciated. Bring comfortable leather gloves. This week, Mike Chaffin […]

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BBCP July 1

Greetings! This is a reminder that Week 8 of the Birch Bark Canoe Project is Monday, July 1st from 5-9 pm in the North Classroom at the Ely Folk School. Bring comfortable leather gloves. This week’s focus: preparing spruce roots and lashing gunwales; riving cedar log sections into ribs and planks; carving pegs, planks, and […]

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BBCP Week of June 17th 2019

Dear Canoe Builders, Friends, and Supporters: Greetings! This is a reminder that Week 6 of the Birch Bark Canoe Project is tonight, Monday, June 17th, from 5-9 pm in the North Classroom behind the Ely Folk School. Our focus tonight is on processing fresh spruce roots, lacing canoe ends, lashing gunwales, and carving cedar gunwale […]

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BBCP Week of June 10

Dear Canoe Builders, Friends, and Supporters: Greetings! This is a reminder that Week 5 of the Birch Bark Canoe Project is tonight, Monday, June 10th, from 5-9 pm at the Ely Folk School (EFS). We meet in the North Classroom; next to the red blacksmith shop behind the folk school. The only unlocked door at […]

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