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With Support from a Member of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Tribe the CDC Launches a New Tips from Former Smokers Campaign


2023 Great Lakes B-WET Awards

Indigenous Community Awards

The Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan (ITCMI):  Creating Meaningful and Cultural Watershed Educational Experiences for the Students of Ojibwe Charter School will provide meaningful and cultural watershed educational experiences for students who attend Ojibwe Charter School in the Bay Mills Indian Community on the southeastern shore of Lake Superior.  During the 2023-2024 school year project collaborators will develop and prepare the new educational program and engage educators in professional development.  The following school year, 3rd-12th grade students participate in a culturally immersive program.  The program will inlude outdoor educational experiences, such as a tour of Lake Superior State University’s fish hatchery, and visiting and collecting water quality data in different locations in three local watersheds.  Student lessons will include a focus on climate change and exploring Indigenous Traditional Ecological Knowledge (ITEK) to inform discussions on community adaptation.  Guided by their teachers, students will choose an environmental action project that focuses on watershed protection/restoration, and at the end of this program, classes will perform a presentation to their peers and community.

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