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Bay Mills Cultural Program
Dwight "Bucko" Teeple, Director
Phone: 906-248-1200
Staff: Jesse Bowen & Jeanette White

The Bay Mills Indian Community Cultural Department holds the responsibility of protecting, preserving, and revitalizing our Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) culture, history, and language. The Cultural Department focuses on the sharing of ceremony, language, dancing, drumming, as well as other cultural craft practices and workshops. The Cultural Department is also in charge of teaching traditional harvesting practices for sugar bush (maple syrup), cranberries, medicines, and other items.


Embodying the Seven Grandfather Teachings: Gwayakwaadiziwin (Honesty), Debwewin (Truth), Inendizowin (Humility), Zaagi’idiwin (Love), Nibwaakaawin (Wisdom), Manaaji’idiwin (Respect), Aakdewin (Bravery), the Cultural Department acts to ensure culture can be passed on to future generations.

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