These workshops are for established and emerging Native
writers, poets, and Native artists interested in expanding their
voices through the written word. Workshops will be facilitated
by Tinker Schuman, Heid Erdrich, and Ardie Medina.
June, July, and August 2012
Classes, Workshops and Art Tours at the Woodland Indian Art Center
We are in our third year of offering high quality, unique, and fun arts programming and we invite you to join us this summer! As you’ll see, there are a variety of classes offered—make a dream catcher, a beaded medicine pouch or a drum, come to a creative writing weekend, tour Native artists' studios, or just join us for Game Night, where we break out the board games, cards and cribbage boards for a few hours of good clean competition! To see the full listing, see the calendar or view the catalog in pdf format.
Mole Masters SPRING SWING
Golf Outing at Nicolet Country Club. Laona, WI
As a business earning a living from or promoting northern Wisconsin's valuable tourism industry, our future success depends in part on the knowledge and skills we utilize in serving visitors of northern Wisconsin's Wolf River area; this while also protecting the natural, cultural, and other resources that provide the foundation. Building a sustainable tourism economy in the Wolf River area can be strengthened through a collaboration of efforts and education on a local and regional level.
The 2012 Northern Wisconsin Wolf River Tourism Conference featured:
• Business breakout sessions - Image and branding the Wolf River area experience;
• Danish author/adventurer Benedicte Riis, and Susan Thering, PhD, Design Coalition;
• A trade show (business, government, nonprofits, woodland Indian arts & crafts vendors...)
• Honoring Veterans Folk Concert; and
• The Mole Masters Spring Swing golf outing on May 18th.
Friday, May 18, 2012 8:00am – 4:30pm
Saturday, May 19, 2012 8:00am – noon
Many Trails ~ NiiJii Native Arts Gathering
Lake of the Torches Convention Center (more info)
Many Trails ~ NiiJii Native Arts Gathering brought together Native artists, arts organizations, administrators, and culture bearers from across the Woodland region for a two-day gathering. The focus of the event was on sharing best practices, leadership development, networking, and the exchange of knowledge, resources, and technical skills for Native artists. Participants increased their opportunities to collaborate with other artists and arts organizations, exchange ideas, and build relationships between Native artists and organizations that exist to support Native artists.
An informational Open House for artists (musicians, performers, visual arts, Native American artists, writers, poets) and non-profit arts & cultural organizations, and for-profit art businesses. Provided information about the variety of resources, tools, and services available to artists.
August 14, 2011 3:00pm – 8:00pm
Woodland Ways - 3rd Annual Benefit for Northwoods NiiJii's Woodland Indian Arts Initiative (more info)
Architectural Design Competition: Native American Arts & Cultural Facility (more info)
Northwoods NiiJii Enterprise Community, Inc. was awarded a LINC/Ford Foundation Space for Change Pre-Planning grant for the renovation of a historic downtown Native arts and cultural space. Northwoods NiiJii held a national design competition for preliminary drawings for the renovation of the Lac du Flambeau Indian Bowl. The winning design was from the Design Coalition (Madison WI).
Tuesday-Wednesday, May 12th-13th, 2011, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CST
The first annual Wisconsin Wolf River Tourism Conference promoted sustainable and environmentally friendly tourism in the historic and pristine Wolf River area in Northeastern Wisconsin. In addition to the opening keynote address by Richard D. Ackley, Jr. (Sokaogon Chippewa), the conference included several field trips, a trade show, and a celestial photography outing on the Sokaogon Mole Lake Chippewa Indian Reservation.
October 23rd, 2010, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Folk Arts Apprenticeships & Wisconsin Native Artists (more info)
Folk arts specialist Richard March told the story of the Wisconsin Arts Board Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program, and gave a presentation about the artisans who participated and the art objects they created.
The purpose of the Northwoods Tribal Leadership Summit was to strengthen Tribal nations through leadership development. Such leadership development entails providing Tribal leaders with critical knowledge and resources, whereby they may constructively utilize opportunities that benefit the community. It recognizes that Tribal leadership is a circle of relationships--whether between local leaders and their constituents, or nation to nation--working together with respect to sovereignty and self-determination, and today's system of governance with traditional values.
The Second Annual Woodland Indian Arts Symposium was held on August 15, 2010. The symposium was hosted at Dillmans Creative Arts Foundation and sponsored by the Wisconsin Humanities Council and the Wisconsin Arts Board. The event brought together humanities experts and master artists including folklorist and scholar with the Wisconsin Arts Board Richard March, Ojibwe Language Program Director Leon Valliere, and artists Frank Montano, Greg Johnson, Jerry LaBarge, Sandy and David Peterson, and Bobby “Bullet” St. Germaine for a conversation on the connection between the natural environment and traditional art making materials and techniques of Native Woodland artists. Click below to watch the symposium.
This program was
made possible in part
by grants from
Arts Board and Wisconsin Humanities Council,
with additional funds from
the State of
for the Arts.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Woodland Indian Arts Center - Grand Opening (more info)