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SCTC welcomes artists to Anishinaabe Youth Art & Emerging Entrepreneur Camp 8-8-16

Joseph V. Sowmick - August 09, 2016

The August 8-12 weeklong series of art workshop sessions with Anishinaabe master artists is made possible through an SCTC collaborative effort with the Ziibiwing Center and a USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant. 


The first workshop featured Tribal Elder and Master Artisan Kent Jackson as he shared a teaching and practical knowledge on how to make a rawhide ceremonial shaker.  “I made by first shaker about fifteen years ago at Seventh Generation.  Shakers come with a teaching and a lesson because it is the first sound we hear from the Creator, so I’m always thinking of that and sharing the importance of that with the youth,” Jackson said.  “It’s an honor to instill the teaching to our youth because it is a part of both men and women spiritual gatherings like sweat lodge and water ceremonies.”



Jackson was assisted by SCTC Camp Coordinator Shuna Stevens and ZCS Visitor Services Coordinator Renata Borton and ZCS Sales and Events Coordinator Glenna Halliwill.  Tribal Artisans Adam Avery and Lisa Kennedy will be demonstrating the creation of quill boxes at the next scheduled Anishinaabe Youth Art & Emerging Entrepreneur Camp activity.

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