NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES OF WISCONSIN
American. Educational. Series. NATIVE AMERICAN.
TRIBES OF WISCONSIN. PRESERVING THE HARVEST ...
Native Americans didn’t coin the term “eat
For them, eating
local was simply a way of life as they hunted,
fished, and gathered plants to provide their
food source. Long before white settlers began
farming the land, the Winnebago (now known as
Ho-Chunk) lived in Wisconsin as a successful
"Where Eagles Dance"
|Watersmeet - August 13, 2009
The pow-wow at Lac Vieux Desert Watersmeet came to a close Sunday
after three exciting days of pow wow. The event seemed
in jeopardy Friday evening when a severe storm raged through the area.
Tents were blown down by the stronf winds and regalia damaged by the
heavy rains. One tent blown over caught fire and was destroyed.
Unfortunately, the weather sent some Pow-Wow participants home.
Tecumseh Pow Wow this
|June 25, 2009
TECUMSEH, Mich. -
Powwows have special meaning for Native Americans, from the beat
of the drum to the dancers’ dress.
All will be on display this weekend at the annual Mending the
Sacred Hoop powwow this Saturday and Sunday at Cal Zorn Park in
Tecumseh. This is the eighth year for the powwow, which is
sponsored by the Leh Nah Weh Native American organization and
the city of Tecumseh.
|At a glance
The Mending the Sacred Hoop Pow Wow is Saturday and Sunday at
Cal Zorn Park in Tecumseh at the corner of West Russell Road and
Raisin Center Highway.
Time: Gates open both days at 10 a.m.
Admission: $5 for adults, $3 for students and $2 for seniors. A
weekend pass is $8, and a $10 one-day family pass is available.
|Obama Taps Native American Affairs
Photo courtesy of the U.S. White
|June 18, 2009
U.S. President Barack Obama announced Monday he has selected
Kimberly Teehee to be his senior policy adviser for Native American
"Kim Teehee will be a tremendous asset to our team as we work to
strengthen and build on the nation-to-nation relationship between
the United States and tribal nations," Obama said in a statement
released by the White House. "She is rightly recognized as an
outstanding advocate for Indian country, and she will provide a
direct interface at the highest level of my administration, assuring
a voice for Native Americans during policy-making decisions."
Teehee, a member of the Cherokee Nation, will advise Obama on issues
affecting Indian tribes, the statement said.
Since January 1998, Teehee has been a senior adviser to Rep. Dale
Kildee, D-Mich, who is co-chairman of the House of Representatives
Native American Caucus She also served as director of Native
American Outreach for the Presidential Inaugural Committee for Bill
Clinton's second Inauguration. She was deputy director of Native
American Outreach at the Democratic National Committee and held
various positions with the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.
Gawboy Art Exhibit at Finlandia
photo above -
Helmi In Her Garden (based on
photo taken in 1975)
|Hancock January 29, 2009
An exhibit titled "Transforming
the Cutover" by artist Carl
Gawboy is featured at the
Finlandia University Gallery,
located in the Finnish American
An opening reception for the
artist took place at gallery
Thursday, January 22nd.
Gawboy's opening reception was
part of a special event at the
FAHC dubbed, "Indigenous Night."
On the same evening, at 6:00
p.m., Sámi scholars Faith Fjeld
and Nathan Muus presented
a program about the Alaska
Reindeer Project of the late
1890s. An exhibit exploring the
Reindeer Project is also on
display at the Heritage Center.
As the son of a Finnish
mother and an Ojibwe father,
Carl Gawboy's paintings convey a
unique vantage point. Raised on
his mother's family farm in
northern Minnesota, the youngest
of eight children, Gawboy
decided early to become an
artist. He was determined that
his art would not be falsely
romantic, but would rather draw
on his unique childhood
experiences to tell the story of
his dual heritage. Whether
harvesting rice, duck hunting,
or making hay, the subjects of
Gawboy's work carry the
authenticity of an experienced
|above Carrie Flaspohler,
Director of the Finlandia
University Gallery, introducing
Carl Gawboy to the many art
enthusiasts who came to
view artist's work.
|"Transforming the Cutover"
is on display at the Finlandia
University Gallery through
Read More and View Photos of
Gawboy's great art.
Hold Thirtieth Annual Pow-Pow
|The Keewanaw Indian Community held its
thirtieth annual pow-wow at the Ojibwa
Campgrounds July 25th - July 27th 2008.
Attending the pow-wow was great learning
experience and something never forgotten.
The Grand Entry is a parade entering the
arena which is round, representing Mother
Earth. The drum beat is the heart beat of
the earth. After the Grand Entry there was
an invocation followed by the Flag Song,
posting of the Colors, and the Veteran's
Song. The program then includes eight
dances; Inter-Tribal Dancing, the Sneak-Up,
Crow Hop, Exhibition Dancing, Men's
Traditional Dancing, Woman's Traditional
Dancing, Men's Fancy Feather, Woman's Fancy
Shawl, Men's Grass Dance and The Woman's
26th Annual Lac Vieux
Desert Traditional Pow Wow at Watersmeet
|Watersmeet Sunday, August 10th
|The pow-wow at Watersmeet came to a close Sunday
after three exciting days of pow-wow. The Watersmeet powwow
is somewhat smaller than the Baraga pow wow held a
couple weeks ago, however it too has all the ingredients
of a great event. There were many friendly attendees,
vendors terrific drum groups and lots of tribal dancing.
In fact, it was an entire day of dancing. It seemed as
though there were a lot more children participating in
this event. Lots of Dads and Moms walking their children
around the arena. It was great to see young people
learning about and living their heritage.
The tribal website states "This event is a culmination of Native beliefs and
traditions that inspire, communicate, and support Native
American culture. It is with pride that we have expanded
our facilities to support of our tribes growth and
traditions.This event is a culmination of Native beliefs
and traditions that inspire, communicate, and support
Native American culture. It is with pride that we have
expanded our facilties to support of our tribes growth
to view Photos and read more
IronwoodInfo.com is a Michigan,
Non-Profit Media Corporation
snail mail: P.O. Box 305 Ironwood, MI 49938