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July 7, 2015

EDITOR'S ADVISORY: This youth skills day has been postponed and will be rescheduled.

BARABOO, Wis. -- A youth conservation skills day will be held Thursday, July 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ho-Chunk Nation Neesh-la Pow wow grounds, S2917 County Road BD Baraboo, Wis., 53913.

The program is open to the public. It is coordinated and partially supported by the Wisconsin Academy of Global Education and Training of Milwaukee, a 501(c)(3) organization, as part of a state-tribal effort by the Department of Natural Resources and the Ho-Chunk Nation.

The event is expected to draw more than 150 youth from the Ho-Chunk Nation, Wisconsin, Japan and China. Mark LaBarbera of the Outdoor Heritage Education Center is organizing skill activities in partnership with Ho-Chunk.

Activities during the day will include drumming, dance, cultural displays, Native American food, games, and outdoor skill sessions. A Ho-Chunk Nation smudging ceremony is planned to connect and inspire youth to create a conservation legacy.

Registration information is available at: (exit DNR). Admission is $5 for children under 16, which includes a lunch and commemoration medallion. Adults accompanying youth are free and included for lunch. Otherwise, admission is $15.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Smoller, DNR deputy operations manager,, 608-266-1117

Last Revised: Tuesday, July 07, 2015

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