Sokaogon Chippewa Community News

Physical, Spiritual Efforts Help Sokaogon Chippewa Complete Teaching Lodge

By Ben Meyer, WXPR

A traditional teaching lodge now stands ready for use by Sokaogon Chippewa tribal members in Forest County.

Tribal members built it by hand earlier this month, a process that includes both physical and spiritual efforts.

“People actually lived throughout the winter in these, because we were nomadic,” explained Sokaogon Chippewa tribal elder Wayne LaBine as the lodge was constructed.

LaBine was overseeing the construction of the lodge near Mole Lake.

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