Traditional Elders and Youth Circle meets in Lac Du Flambeau

Video Produced by Nick Vander Puy
Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin (NFIC)

Meeting every year since 1977, the traditional Circle of Indian Elders and Youth is composed of grassroots spiritual leaders from Indian nations throughout North America. They gathered in late July at the Bear River Pow wow grounds on the Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe Reservation of northern Wisconsin.

Wild rice was just emerging on the Bear River.

Structured in the ancestral way, the Circle is open to all traditional Indian people. The group operates on concensus. It serves as a source of indigenous wisdom and values. Its focus is exclusively on perpetuating traditional cultural and spiritual values. Bill Cross from Lac du Flambeau and his wife Julian Cross worked tirelessly to organize the event.


Elders and Youth Share Values

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