Neejaanisag Leadership Initiative
The Neejaanisag (Children) Leadership Initiative supports children to grow their sense of identity through Nationhood, community, family and individual (child) focused projects. Through Collaborative Partnerships, COTTFN Justice Department, Lands & Environment, Antler River Elementary School (Education Department), Atlohsa Native Family Healing Services and Deshkan Ziibiing community members (men and women) have together shared with the Children traditional ojibwe story telling practices and skillful lessons for creating a Children’s own lodge structure. The events took place over a three day period: October 10, 11, and 12, 2017 during school hours. Community support was requested through Antler River Elementary School flyers to grade 4, 5, and 6 students and their families.