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Preserving O ur Anishinaabek Culture through the Generations:. Continuing the Tradition of Mentoring in the Great Lakes. Partners and Collaborators. Minnesota - Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa University of Minnesota Extension- Susan Beaulieu, Extension Educator Wisconsin -

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Preserving o ur anishinaabek culture through the generations

Preserving Our Anishinaabek Culture through the Generations:

Continuing the Tradition of Mentoring in the Great Lakes


Partners and collaborators

Partners and Collaborators

  • Minnesota-

    • Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

    • University of Minnesota Extension-

      Susan Beaulieu, Extension Educator

  • Wisconsin-

    • Sokaogon Chippewa Community,

      Mole Lake

    • University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension-Brian Gauthier, Community Resources Development Educator


Partners and collaborators1

Partners and Collaborators

  • Michigan:

    • Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians

    • Michigan State University Extension:

      • Debra Gierke, 4-H National Tribal Mentorship Project Coordinator, School Craft County

      • Emily Proctor, Tribal Extension Educator, Emmet County

      • Lisa Bottomley, Mentoring Specialist


Tri state efforts

Tri-State Efforts

  • Family

  • Similar issues

  • Met in Washington DC

  • Quarterly calls

  • Information sharing

  • Grants


Our youth

Our Youth

  • Suicide

  • Substance Abuse

  • Obesity

  • Diabetes

  • Decline of culture/language

  • High drop-out rates

  • High delinquency rates

  • Teen Pregnancy


Challenges

Challenges

  • Inconsistent funding for programs

  • Organizing the program

  • Change in University structure

    • i.e. MSUE and Schoolcraft

  • Distrust

  • Socio-economic status

  • Skepticism

  • Adult male mentors

  • 14-17year old male mentees


Preserving o ur anishinaabek culture through the generations

Tradition and Mentorship

  • We don’t call it mentorship

  • Passing on of traditions

  • Intergenerational relationship have always been encouraged

  • Historical perspective

  • Mentoring is not ‘New”

  • A new method to include more people


Recruitment

Recruitment

  • Targeted audience

  • Multi-disciplinary team

  • Benefits for the Mentor

  • Cultural events and functions

  • Building on resources

  • “Just ask us”!

  • Utilize staff from Tribal Governments

  • Former mentors

  • Tribal community centers


Preserving o ur anishinaabek culture through the generations

Resources

  • 4-H Programs

  • Lack of funding and/or

  • Lack of consistent funding

  • Support from the local community

  • Support from Tribal Nations

  • Support from additional agencies

  • Tribal colleges

  • Volunteers

  • Tribal Government


Our hopes

Our Hopes

  • Healthier youth

  • Passing on of traditions

  • Make healthier choices

  • Realize their potential

  • Graduate high school

  • Have a positive adult to turn to

  • Positive connection to self, peers and their Anishinaabek communities

  • Identify their talents

  • Refrain from substance use

SELF WORTH


Best practices

Best Practices

Develop and sustain collaborations and partnerships

One-on-one conversations

Reliability

Non-judgmental

Preferably Native mentors

  • Know the history of the Tribal community

  • Community input

  • Community by-in

  • Government to government

  • Relationship building

  • Consistency in funding


Miigwetch

Miigwetch

We appreciate your time. Please contact us with any questions you

may have!!

-Deb Gierke, 4-H Tribal Mentorship Site Coordinator, [email protected]

-Emily Proctor, Tribal Extension Educator

[email protected]

-Susan Beaulieu, Extension Educator, Volunteer and Partnership Development

[email protected]

-Dawn Newman, American Indian and Tribal Partnerships Liaison [email protected]

-Brian Gauthier

Community Resource Development Educator

[email protected]


Preserving o ur anishinaabek culture through the generations

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