Bemidji State's summer immersion camp wins national honor


Last updated 1/16/2016 at 11:46am

Bemidji State University

At Bemidji State's Ojibwemowin Niibinishi Gabeshi, Anishinaabe faculty and staff teach campers about the Ojibwe language, history, cultural traditions and Native arts. Current Bemidji State students serve as camp counselors, chaperoning students to daily activities and facilitating evening programs.

BEMIDJI, MN-Bemidji State University's Ojibwe Language Summer Camp-Ojibwemowin Niibinishi Gabeshi -which offers a unique opportunity for students to become immersed in the Ojibwe culture, has won the Innovative Award for Non-Credit Programs from the North American Association of Summer Sessions.

Jan Yopp, the association's committee chair for creative and innovative awards, said Ojibwemowin Niibinishi Gabeshi was recognized for "its impact on students and adaptability for other campuses."

The association recognizes member schools that offer creative and innovative programs each year at its ann...

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