Keweenaw Bay Indian Community

Baraga, Michigan

Pow-Wow Grounds Improvement Project

The L’Anse Indian Reservation, located on Keweenaw Bay on Lake Superior, is both the oldest and largest reservation in Michigan, with its Ojibwa ceremonial grounds located along the shores of Lake Superior. The traditional pow-wow, Keweenaw Bay Maawanji-iding, promotes cultural preservation, education and traditional Ojibwa knowledge. Replacement of the deteriorating pow-wow ceremonial arbor will provide shelter for the drummers and protection of sacred ceremonial materials while enhancing the structure with carved pillar elements representing the four sacred directions and major clans – Marten, Bear, Fish and Eagle.

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