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ERIC Number: EJ962045
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0840-8114
Transitioning Traditions: Rectifying an Ontario Camp's Indian Council Ring
Wilkes, Taylor
Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, v23 n2 p6-9 Win 2011
Council Ring has always been a very special event, remembered fondly by generations of campers. Taylor Statten Camps (TSC) are not the only camps to cherish such an activity. Across Canada there are dozens of camps that have supported "Indian" assemblies in the past, but a select few still do. Most organizations abandoned them during the 1960s or changed focus to themes that do not risk racist interpretation. This trend outlines the struggle camps have faced to appropriately represent the culture of the First Nations at events--a struggle or, better yet, a challenge people at TSC have just begun to accept. As a long-term camper and senior staff member last summer, the author had the opportunity to participate in reviving the program and observing the progress and obstacles that evolved.
Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario. 1185 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario, M3C 3C6, Canada. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada