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Deep Winter Camp passes on tribal traditions Submitted: 02/17/2018
Story By Phylicia Ashley

Deep Winter Camp passes on tribal traditions
PELICAN LAKE - Tribal members from across Wisconsin held a Deep Winter Camp to pass on parts of their cultures.
Members from several different tribes wanted to give kids the chance to experience a piece of their culture.
They hope the camp encourages younger members to keep traditions going and never forget where they came from.
"They're going to be the next teachers they're good kids and we all love every kid that came here and spent time with us. They all learned something and they'll take it back and teach others," said Lac du Flambeau Band Vice Chairman John Johnson Sr.


Eleven year old Edward Poupart caught a 42 inch musky Saturday.
Poupart said he enjoyed spending time with his siblings and learning new skills from his grandfather.
"[It keeps] the family together, [we] have fun meet new people every day. [My grandfather] taught me how to spear, I got my first [musky] when I was nine and now I'm eleven and got my second one," said Poupart. 

People from several different tribes came out to teach more than 25 kids different cultural activities.
Starting at 9 a.m. Saturday morning tribal leaders taught campers spearing, ice fishing, lacrosse, and made some fishing decoys.
The second part of the camp is at the Mole Lake Tribal Center Sunday.



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