Ojibwe Culture Celebrated at Language Camp

By KBJR News 1

June 15, 2013 Updated Jun 15, 2013 at 10:50 PM CDT

Sawyer, MN (NNCNOW.com)-- The Ojibwe language and culture is being celebrated this weekend in Sawyer.

The language camp offers many different events and activities including a canoe race, a mini powwow, moccasin making, birch bark basket making and flute making.

Organizers of camp encourage anybody who's interested in the Ojibwe culture to attend. They say it's important to speak the language, to keep it alive.'

"I think it's important to keep our identify and by speaking the language and by using the language, we are expressing that same thought,' said Jim Northrup.

The event draws quite the crowd, over 765 people participated in last years camp. If you want to attend the camp, it continues through Sunday and it's free to the public.