Connect & Play

YANKOBGËK MINË DNEKMËGZÉK (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, and Language & Culture Departments are offering programming 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.
 


CONNECT & PLAY TEACHING VIDEOS

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 gltconnect@glt-nsn.gov 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 gltconnect@glt-nsn.gov for the recording)

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

March 8, 2021 Birds Eye View of Eagles, Falcons and Pnéshsi Dodém (Bird Clan) 

March 15, 2021 Gkéndaswen and Reciprocity: Acquiring Knowledge to be of Service (available to GLT Citizens and households upon request; email gltconnect@glt-nsn.gov for the recording) 

March 29, 2021 Nmé Nëmé Gizhek (Sturgeon Week)

June 21, 2021 Making a Contemporary Winnowing Dish

July 19, 2021 Early Powwows

August 16 Historical Preservation Projects & the Role of THPO


CONNECT & PLAY OPPORTUNITIES

Connect and Play: Session 7 will focus on Tribal sovereignty, what it means and how we as the departments and government strengthen and assert it. We will offer weekly social media posts and our Virtual Cultural Teaching, held on Zoom, on the third Monday of June, July and August. We hope you will join us on our summer journey, staying connected to the community and learning together! 

PAST CONNECT & PLAY SESSIONS

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)

Session Seven: June 6 - August 28 (Closed)


CONNECT & PLAY DETAILS

Spot Raffle: Participate in Connect and Play (see qualifying activities) to be entered for random spot raffles! 

  • Virtual Cultural Teachings 
  • Family Game Night 
  • ​Social Media Post participation