Four Seasons of the Ojibwe

This interactive workshop will present new curriculum across content areas that integrate specific Ojibwe materials aligned with the Minnesota State Standards. Educators will begin to understand the relationship that existed between natural resources, food resources and the seasonal round of life for the Ojibwe people and how these various aspects of culture continue in a contemporary society. We will first focus on the spring and summer months with topics that include the process of sugarbush, the importance of birch bark, gardening, gathering, and traditional toys and games. The autumn and winter months will explore ricing, hunting, trapping, and the important role of traditional storytelling.

In the afternoon, we will focus on teaching culture through toys and games. Participants will have the opportunity to play and replicate many American Indian traditional games for classroom use. Introducing these games in the classroom will help participants teach meaningfully about the cultural lives and lived experiences of American Indian People.

Four Seasons of the Ojibwe: Featuring American Indian Toys and Games

Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Minnesota Humanities Center
Cost: $90 per person, includes breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, and materials
Intended Audience: K-6 Educators
7 clock hours available upon request

Cancellation policy:

If you are unable to attend the event, you may send a substitute in your place at no cost (it is up to you to make any financial arrangements with your substitute). If this is not possible, you may request a refund.

  • Cancellations received more than 10 days before the event will be refunded less a 20% cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations received between 5 and 10 days before the event will be refunded less a 50% cancellation fee.
  • We are unable to provide refunds for registrations cancelled less than 5 days before the event.
Refunds will be issued within 5 business days of cancellation notice.

Questions: Sung Ja Shin, 651-_772-4255,