Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College hosted the annual Ojibwe Language Symposium and annual Bee Symposium in person for the first time since the start of COVID-19 this February. The dynamic events brought together hundreds of attendees from around the region for learning and connection.

The 4th annual Ojibwe Language Symposium took place February 3 – 5, 2023. The event offered brought together language holders and learners for a wonderful family-oriented event. The symposium featured two strands of language learning: an emergent level for beginning speakers, and an immersive level for practitioners, and fluent speakers. For more information on the Ojibwe Language Symposium, please visit or contact FDLTCC Dean of Indigenous and Academic Affairs, Roxanne DeLille, at roxanned*AT*

During the 8th annual Bee Symposium on February 11, 2023, attendees learned everything from beginning beekeeping to overwintering techniques. The event, hosted by the Environmental Institute at FDLTCC and Northeast Minnesota Beekeepers Association (NEMNBA) included presentations from esteemed guest speakers, a Fire Cider making demonstration and more. Keynotes were provided by Dr. Becky Masterman and Dr. Barry Brown. Dr. Masterman presented on Habitat, Honey Production and History, while Dr. Brown discussed wintering practices in Saskatchewan and Canada and aspects of wintering bees that have worked in the “Great White North”. For more information on the Bee Symposium please visit or contact Courtney Kowalczak, Director of the Environmental Institute at FDLTCC, at courtneyk*AT*

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