Join us!

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is pleased to host the 2022 Annual Gathering of the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC).

This year’s gathering is focused on the host community, the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Community members are invited to attend all community events.

Please join us as we welcome Indigenous educators from around the world to the homelands of the Ojibwe People.

Saturday, August 13 – Community Welcome
Location: FDL Pow-wow Grounds (near baseball field by 49 University Rd., Cloquet, MN)
Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm, feast at noon
Details: Drum & dance exhibition, bring your regalia

Monday, August 15 – Canoe Races
Location: Kiwenz Campground (Bobs Dr., Cloquet MN)
Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm, BBQ at noon
Details: Canoes provided, bring your lawn chair

Tuesday, August 16 – Baaga’adowewin (traditional stick lacrosse)
Location: Hilltop Park (2205 14th St., Cloquet, MN)
Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm, lunch at noon
Details: Sticks provided

Thursday, August 18 – Cultural Exchange
Location: FDL Cultural Center (1711 Big Lake Rd., Cloquet, MN)
Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm, lunch at noon

WINHEC Community Event Flyer 2022


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