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During the two-week-long Native American Camp, students learned about the history and tradition of the Ojibway and Dakota-Lakota tribes, including the importance of the buffalo by visiting Belwin Conservancy in Afton and participating in a mini pow-wow. (Bulletin photo by Amber Kispert)

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A summer camp in Afton and beyond for youth ages 6 to 12 is aiming to dispel misconceptions about American Indians.

School District 833, in cooperation with the South St. Paul School District, the Indian Youth Enrichment Program and St. Paul Area Council of Churches, recently wrapped up a two-week summer program called "The Native American Camp" that taught children the values and the ways of both the Dakota-Lakota and the Ojibway people.


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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.
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