January Newsletter

A Year in Review How has the year 2022 already come and gone? Upon reflection, it somehow feels like the longest year that so quickly flew by. Much has happened, both in our collective world and in my personal circle. The Ely Folk School has been a major part of my year and it would be […]

December Newsletter

Boozhoo! Warm December greetings to you all. Many of you may have already heard about our collaboration with the Bois Forte Heritage Center. On November 30, 2022, the final day of Native American Heritage Month, we unveiled our Bois Forte Native Names Map at the Bois Forte Heritage Center and Cultural Museum. This map reclaims over 100 […]

November Newsletter

View this email in your browser  November Newsletter What fantastic fall weather we have been having in the north woods. Although the wind has been fierce and seemed to chill to the bone at times, we’ve had many sunny days with colors ablaze. I know these days are just preparing us for the weather to […]

October Newsletter

Hello October! This is one of my favorite times of the year. The chaotic rhythm of summer starts to slow, but hasn’t fully disappeared. It’s replaced by a new type of chaos -one of rehoming, reconnecting, renewing the helpful habits and warm rituals that carry us through the winter.  This month feels especially geared toward […]

September Newsletter

This year I have planted my feeton this ground  and am practicinggrowing up out of my legslike a tree.   -Linda Lancione Moyer This is an excerpt from a poem DyAnne Korda read to her Nature Writing for Women class this past spring. It’s almost fall now and I find myself coming back to Moyer’s words. […]

August Newsletter

Many of you have joined us on our journey of crafting a 20’ Ojibwe Wiigwaasi Jiimaan (Birchbark Canoe) and many more of you have followed us on our journey, in-person and virtually. We are overjoyed to be on the precipice of paddling this beautiful canoe for the first time!  We have spent 4 summers, beginning […]

July Newsletter

View this email in your browser July Newsletter Learn Something New July in Ely – is there anything better??  The town is bustling with people, lake temperatures are slowly becoming delightfully swimmable, and it’s projected to be a bountiful blueberry harvest. I would say I can’t wait to go blueberry picking, but the truth is […]

June Newsletter

View this email in your browser June Newsletter Learn Something New The Birch Bark Canoe Project kicked off this week with the first public building session this past Sunday. If you would like to participate, you can come to the Ely Folk School pocket park at 1pm on Sundays throughout the summer, registration found here. More information on […]

May Update

Thank you to everyone who came out to our spring bonfire a few weeks back. We hope you had a great time! Special thanks to the band members pictured above, it isn’t a party until there is live music.  We’re looking forward to a robust summer class list with many free opportunities for folks of all ages […]

May Newsletter

View this email in your browser Gearing up for Summer The weather may not be cooperating yet, but I can feel (and almost taste) summer when looking through the summer class list. Plans to make pies, pick blueberries, make wild rice knockers, help with the birch bark canoe project, and participate in one of our newest classes, “Creating a […]