About Camp Jijak
As you walk around this beautiful facility, take time to walk the trails and take a swim in the lake. We hope that you enjoy the facility as much as we do.
Out of respect for, and in honor of our relationship, with this land and this place, please care for it by properly disposing of trash. Thank you for your help in keeping this place beautiful for yourselves and others to enjoy.
Programs & Annual Events
- Annual Snowsnak Games - January/February
- Annual Kche Mko Gizes (Big Bear Moon) Round Dance - 3rd Saturday in January
- Annual Sugarbush - February-April (weather dependent)
- Tribal Garden - April-October (located at 126th Ave. entrance)
- Summer Language/Education Programming - June-August
- Tribal Youth Camp - June
- Wishbemishkos Gizes (Sweetgrass Moon) Pow Wow - Mid-July
- Wild Rice Processing - October/November
- Harvest Celebration/Fall Feast - October/November
- Full Moon Ceremonies - Monthly
Arena & Sacred Fire Pavilion
The Arena is host to our Annual Wishbemishkos Gizes (Sweetgrass Moon) Pow Wow each July as well as the Pottawatomi Gathering every 7-9 years. The Arena is also a great gathering place to host outdoor Tribal events.
The Sacred Fire Pavilion is utilized for our Sunrise Ceremonies during our large events such as the Round Dance and Pow Wow.
Skegmezegegemgok & Wagenogen
Skegmezegegemgok means evaporating building. This is the location where we evaporate maple sap into syrup and other maple products. The building was completed in 2014 and was built by a Timber Framer hired by the Tribe with the help of Gun Lake Tribe's Public Works Department. Much of the the wood used to build the sugarhouse was taken from the property.
Wagenogen means bent house. This is the term we give our wigwam as it refers to its structure. Tribal Citizens assisted in the construction of this building as well. It is used for storytelling, traditional cooking and serves as a meeting place.
Dbekgizogemek - Moon Pavilion or Moon Lodge houses the ceremonies on the nights of the full moon. For more information, please contact the Language & Culture Department at Culture@glt-nsn.gov.
Kenomagewgemok, the teaching pavilion, is specifically that - a place to teach, learn and share throughout the year. It's a great place to have cultural teachings or just gather together and have a meeting, talking circle or a workshop.
Camp Jijak Facility Rentals
The Gun Lake Tribe rents the Jijak Camp for community needs. See below for policies and forms.