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niibin 2008 Students focused on personal responsibility as it relates to personal water "footprint" and renewable energy. Students created photo essays about their how much water they use and were encouraged to conserve. Mousetrap cars and hovercraft brought the idea of alternative energy sources. Students designed and built simple machines. Students spent time developing their drawing skills, a useful tools for engineers and builders. Civil Engineers from MAST Lab at the University of MN came up with the "shake table' and students worked on creasting constructions that could withstand an earhtquake.

Camp travelled to Sandy Lake for hydrology study and some time cooling off in the lake and having a picnic. We spent a consideralble amount of time learning about the Sandy Lake Tradgedy, the illegal government scheme to trap some 5,000 Ojibwe men, women and children at Sandy Lake, Minnesota over the winter of 1850-51. Approximately 400 Ojibwe died of disease, starvation and exposure at Sandy Lake and on the frozen, bitter trails homeward. Supported by white residents, businessmen and state officials across Wisconsin, the Ojibwe fought removal to lands west of Mississippi River through the early 1850s.In 1852, Chief Buffalo journeyed from Madeline Island to Washington DC to meet with government officials as a result.One hundred and fifty years after the event a memorial Mikwendaagoziwag (They Are Remembered) was constructed at Sandy Lake, honoring those tribal ancestors who suffered, died and ultimately secured the reservations many Ojibwe still
call home. *GLIFWC