Thursday, August 22, 2019 to
Sunday, August 25, 2019
We visited in 2016 and had our 13′ birchbark canoe blessed by an elder, and the Lac La Croix First Nation has invited us back for their celebration in August. Join us as we resurrect the traditional method of transportation, when flotillas of canoes would arrive each summer from Ely for the festivities.
We’ll launch from Little Indian Sioux and camp on Loon Lake. On Friday, we’ll paddle to Lac La Croix to camp and then arrive at the pow wow on Saturday morning. The pow wow grounds has tent sites, bathrooms, campfire cooking and a lovely sand beach.
Fun includes games, a feast and competetive drumming and dancing. Sunday morning includes a breakfast buffet and native ceremonies. We hope to bring our 20′ birchbark canoe for a blessing by the elders.
There will be an orientation session at the Folk School, 209 E. Sheridan, at 4:00 on Monday, Aug. 12. For complete details, see the blog on our web site.