Convening Great Lakes Culture Keepers
Traveling Together for Community, Culture, and Language

April 26-29, 2015
Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post
43411 Oodena Dr.
Onamia, MN 56359

Miigwech! Pinagigi! Waewaenen! Yaw^ko!

mlim3_4Thank you for registering for Convening Great Lakes Culture Keepers, a regional institute for tribal librarians, archivists, and museum curators! From April 26-29, we will convene at the Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post for classes, tours, and other events.

Institute Online Form

To make sure we know everyone’s preferences and priorities for workshops, classes, meals, and charter bus pickup locations, please complete the online form. This is also where you submit your application for the substitute staffing stipend.

It can be found here:

Workshops and Classes

Instead of brief conference presentations, the institute’s workshops and daylong classes allow time for everyone to share their knowledge, learn from experts, and practice what they’ve learned through in-class activities. The goal is to interact and create together.

To guarantee that all classes have similar sizes, we’re asking everyone to sign up for their classes via the institute online form by April 12th. Class enrollment will be based on order of registration. But we’ll do our best to make sure everyone gets a top priority choice. As instructors may contact you to help focus their classes, please make sure you register ASAP.

Workshop and class descriptions are available here.


grand-casino-mille-lacs-hotelWe’re staying at the Grand Casino Mille Lacs. If you’re registered, we will make the arrangements for you and send a room confirmation number.

For more information on the Grand Casino Mille Lacs, check out


Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided every day of the institute. We will have a feast on Sunday, April 26th and Tuesday, April 28.

Travel: Air

Rental cars will be departing from Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport on the afternoon of Saturday, April 25th. Car pools are being arranged.

Travel: Charter Bus

Saturday, April 25 Wednesday, April 29
10:00 am Depart Lamers Bus Lines
2415 Trailwood Ln, Rothschild, WI
11:00 am Depart Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Poster, Onamia, MN
11:32 am Arrive at Lake of Torches Casino
510 Old Abe Road, Lac du Flambeau, WI
(Please park in casino lot along Little Pines Rd. directly across from the tribal center. Lunch on your own.)
1:43 pm Arrive LCO Ojibwa Community College
12:50 pm Depart Lake of the Torches Casino 2:00 pm Depart LCO
2:34 pm Arrive at Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College                       13466 W. Trepania Rd. Hayward, WI 54843 3:44 pm Arrive Lake of Torches Casino
2:44 pm Depart LCO Ojibwa Community College 3:54 pm Depart LdF
5:27 pm Arrive at Grand Casino Mille Lacs       777 Grand Avenue, Onamia, MN 56359 5:26 pm Arrive in Rothschild, WI

Here’s a Google Map of the pickup locations:

Please let us know where you plan to catch the bus with the institute online form.

Travel: Car

Mileage will be fully or partially reimbursed, depending on funding requests. A W9 form will be available at the institute for you to complete and return. We encourage those who can to take the charter bus. Otherwise, please carpool when possible.

A Gift to Share

We’re asking all attendees to bring a small gift to share. It should be anything that represents your community–or your role in the community. You can be imaginative. It could be anything from wild rice to a new bibliography you created. The items will be used throughout the conference in classes, put on display, and then given away when the institute ends.



If you have any questions, please contact Omar at 608-890-3817 or 608-228-0457.