‘Planting for the Future’ students

Students participating in the ‘Planting for the Future’ event on camp Ripley Sept. 20, 2019 were offered the opportunity to not only share about their culture, but to hear from Minnesota National Guard Recruiters about the Army culture and the many things it has to offer.

CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota – Members of the Minnesota National Guard participates in a cultural exchange event with youth from the Mille lacs Band of Ojibwe and Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Sept. 20, 2019 on Camp Ripley.

Students form the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School, Onamia Public Schools and Nay-Ah-Shing Schools were welcomed onto Camp Ripley Friday.

The event allowed the participants to share in a cultural exchange while contributing in the harvesting of sage grown on the installation as well as the planting of natural prairie plants and to share in information about the National Guard and Native American Culture.

“We are proud of the relationships we continue to build with members of the communities outside Camp Ripley,” said Brig. Gen. Lowell Kruse, Minnesota National Guard Assistant Adjutant General – Army. “We are grateful to be able to share our commitment to sustaining and preserving the natural resources we have for future generations.”

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