Connect & Play


Connect and Play’s mission is to deliver programs and services in a safe and socially distanced manner in order to keep GLT Citizens, household members, other Tribal members and staff connected with community, land, language, culture and history.

The Education, Environmental, Tribal Historic Preservation, Language & Culture and Health & Human Services Departments are offering an incentive program during this period to help keep the GLT community engaged and social. Virtual outreach will be made available from a variety of different media in order to increase knowledge and maintain connections and relations.

We recognize that with the majority of people being at home, people are more inclined to participate in activities together, so incentives will be totaled by household contributions. Households are limited to 5 participants, if you do not have a large household please feel free to form your own “household”.


April 27, 2020 Night Ceremonies Teaching 

May 4, 2020 Water Teaching

May 18, 2020 Mno Mijem Food Sovereignty Teaching 

May 26, 2020 Tribal History Teaching

June 2, 2020 Indigenized Gardening

June 8, 2020 Pandemic Homeschooling 

June 15, 2020 Nature as Relatives

July 7, 2020 Returning to our Roots

July 13, 2020 Indigenous Land Based Skills & Art

July 20, 2020 Pottawatomi Families' Connections to the Kalamazoo River

July 22, 2020 Archivist in a Backpack 

July 27, 2020 Anishinabe Skills in a "Zombie Apocalypse" (Survival Skills)

August 3, 2020 Neshnabe Clans and Teachings from the Gun Lake Tribe

August 10, 2020 Songs and Singing: Powwow and Beyond

August 17, 2020 Relationships with Mnomen

August 23, 2020 Celebrating GLT Recognition Day: Our People and Our Sovereign Rights

September 28, 2020 Magwésiyëk and Protectors of the Forests

October 5, 2020 Wisnëwen I Mshkëkë Awen: Sustaining Anishinaabek Culture Through Seed Saving and Traditional Food Preservation

October 12, 2020 Bodwéwadmi Families' Stories and Shared History

October 19, 2020 Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples

October 26, 2020 In Memoriam: Spirit Feasts, Ghost Suppers and Ways Our Families Honor Our Ancestors 

November 9, 2020 Wedaswin Interviews with Protectors of the Sacred

November 16, 2020 Migwėchwėndëm: Cultural Roots and Everyday Practices in Gratitude

January 11, 2021 Intertribal Efforts to Protect the Great Lakes

January 18, 2021 Reflections on Past & Future Potawatomi Gatherings

January 25, 2021 The Long Winter: Navigating the River of Life Through Health & Cultural Practices

February 8, 2021 Sacred Items, Sacred Conversations (available to GLT Citizens and households upon request; email for the recording)

February 15, 2021 For the Love of Gigo (Fish)

February 22, 2021 GLT Leaders- A Look to the Future (available to GLT Citizens and households upon request; email for the recording)

March 1, 2021 Fundamentals of Firekeeping (Shkodé: fire)


Connect & Play is temporarily on hold until May 2021. Stay tuned for more upcoming Connect & Play sessions! 


Please note, there are additional point earning opportunities on the Gun Lake Tribe's Youth Facebook Page. If you have Tribal Youth, request access here. 


Click on the sessions below for additional learning opportunities through Connect & Play. 

Session One: April 19 - May 30 (Closed)

Session Two: May 31 - July 11 (Closed)

Session Three: July 12 - August 29 (Closed)

Session Four: September 27 - November 21 (Closed)

Session Five: November 29 - December 19; January 10 - Feburary 13 (Closed)

Session Six: February 14 - April 3 (Closed)


Who Can Participate: Gun Lake Tribal Citizens and Households, Other Tribal Citizens, Gun Lake Staff and Households

Earning Points: Participate in and complete GLT Connect & Play activities

  • Commenting on qualifying Facebook and Instagram Posts
  • Participating in qualifying Zoom interactions
    • Invitations with the zoom meeting link will be sent the day of the event

Households can be made of a maximum of five participants

  • If you do not have a large household, please feel free to form your own “household”
  • E-mail your household group and team name to with every household member's Facebook, Instagram and Zoom names (in case you have crazy fun names!).Team names and points will be posted to Facebook.
  • If members in your household (i.e. children) do not have a social media account, a member (i.e. parent) with an account can post their answer stating the individual's name and answer
    • Example: John Doe - Child 1 says "x", Child 2 says "x"

A biweekly email will be sent with the week’s opportunities for points and the social media platform where they can be found. Household points will be communicated weekly via email.

Winners will be announced the week following the session close! 

Tier 1: Top Contributing Household

Household earn one gift (see options below)

Tier 2: Next Two Contributing Households

Each household earn one gift (see options below)

Tier 3: Next Three Contributing Households

Each household earn one gift (see options below)