It's National American Indian Heritage Month. AICHO asked some questions to our Giinawiind Giginitaawigi’gomin: Together We Grow Youth Program participants to share their perspectives of what it means for them to be American Indian and what they would want to share with others about their Indigenous experience. Miigwech to these youth for their leadership, bravery and knowledge in sharing their Indigenous worldview with all of us. Let's listen to their Nibwaakaawin - their wisdom.
Our Giinawiind and Gimaajii kids participated in the Fond du Lac Band Gitigaan’s Gitigaan Wiikondiyag Garden Feast today. We played traditional lacrosse for a couple hours, went swimming at Kiwenz Campground, then toured the Gitigaan garden and ate food from the Feast. It was a full eventful day.
Miigwech to Giinawiind and Gimaajii Youth program staff Kayla Jackson for bringing these youth to this event where they got to learn about and reconnect with culture, traditions, Indigenous food and to the land. The youth also volunteered and helped at the event as well.
Photos by Ivy Vainio
AICHO held our first Tenant Dinner last night since the pandemic started. Tenant dinners are fun gatherings for AICHO housing families and AICHO staff to join together and share a meal at the same table and socialize. We held it on the Gimaajii Mino Bimaadizimin rooftop gardens.
Miigwech to AICHO Property Management, Children’s Program staff and Case Managers for this uplifting and beautiful gathering.
Gathering funded in part by St. Louis County, Minnesota.
Photo by Ivy Vainio
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