Annual Report | Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua 2015 - Page 8

Community Connections and Bluegrass Camp for Kids

Community Connections and Bluegrass Camp for Kids

Native American Community Connections
Northern Wisconsin is home to a rich cultural heritage ; we honor this culture in several events at the tent . Thanks to the Human Rights Fund and the Apostle Islands Area Community Fund , an affiliate of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation , for supporting this cultural series .
• Wigwam Project led by Michael Charette / Laughing Fox
• Constructing a traditional Ojibwe Wigwam
• Wigwam Discussions
• Blessing of the Tent with Gerry DePerry and Frank Montano
• Native American flute workshop with Darren Thompson
• Blessing of the Water Gathering with Waubanewquay Day , Penny Charette , Larry Long , and Friends
• Dreamcatcher making with Katrina Werschouski
• Birchbark crafts with April Stone Dahl
• Leather pouch making with Kathy Kae
• Our Shared Planet exhibit with wildlife artist Jim Ramsdell
• Native Expressions Drum & Dance
Bluegrass Camp for Kids
Twenty students between the ages 8-15 joined us for our second Bluegrass Camp for Kids . Campers learned beginning through advanced guitar , bass , mandolin , fiddle , banjo , singing and songwriting with one-on-one instruction and group jam sessions . Led by The Barefoot Movement , the camp culminated in a fantastic afternoon performance on the tent stage by the students and instructors .
“ It really allowed me to explore and learn about different types of music in a fun , exciting way . The atmosphere was really chill and I made some really good friends .” Ocean Clevette , age 15 • 2-time camp attendee
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