Indigenous Youth Attend Leadership Camp

By KBJR News 1

July 3, 2013 Updated Jul 3, 2013 at 6:20 PM CDT


Indigenous youth from across Minnesota traveled to Duluth for the Minnesota Youth freedom project.

Its a four day camp to teach leadership development, healthy living, and sustainability.

This year's camp is an advanced version of last year, focusing on developing the students as leaders in their communities.

Students have a hands–on experience at the camp designed to help them better understand the world around them.

"Now how we get everything from supermarkets and we wanted to show them how they can make their own food and why it's important to know where your food comes from and to be able to do that for yourself," says Jamie Walt, Camp Supervisor.

"I like that there's different people from different places all over Minnesota," says Bruce Helsper a camp attendee.

The students are also given the opportunity to study their native language.

The camp kicked off on Tuesday with a tour of the Fond du Lac Reservation.