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Niizh Manidook Hide Camp 2023

Location: Chiefswood Park on Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, Ontario

Dates:August 27/2023 - September 02/2023.

 

Niizh Manidook hide camp is for 2SLGBTQQIPAA+ youth (ages 16-29) and Two-Spirit community! Registration closes at 11:59 pm July 14/2023.

Camp will include:
-Free Camping on site at Chiefswood Park 
-3 meals per day (breakfast, lunch, dinner served on site)

IS THIS SPACE FOR ME?

2SLGBTQQIPAA stands for; Two Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Pansexual, Androgynous, Asexual.


WHAT TO EXPECT?
Join us in working together on 5 deer hides over 6 days with Two Spirit mentors and a pro hide tanning Elder and dear friend of NMHC. Our collective goal is to complete several hides to final smoke! Participants will learn about the foundations of traditional brain hide tanning, and rawhide making. There will also be an opportunity to silk screen our hide camp logo onto t-shirts!

PLEASE NOTE:
Our 2023 hide camp prioritizes Trans (Non-binary)/Two Spirit/ Indigiqueer/ 2SLGBTQQIPAA+ Indigenous youth with room for a few adults from Six Nations, Mississaugas of the Credit, and neighboring towns, cities, and counties situated along the Halidmand Tract. (ex. Brantford, Caledonia, Hagersville, Cayuga, Hamilton, Haldimand County, Sarnia, London, Windsor, Chatham, Chatham-Kent County, Lambton County, Middlesex County, Essex County, Elgin County)

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Niizh Manidook 
Positions Available! 

Niizh Manidook 2023 Hide Camp 

Photographer Position 

 

Job description: 

Niizh Manidook Hide Camp is looking for a photographer for 7 days from August 27th- September 2nd, 2023. Camp will take place at Chiefswood Park 1037 Brant County Hwy 54, Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0. Work hours are between 9am- 5pm daily, every day must be attended but just 1-2 hours of photo-taking a day. 

 

We are prioritizing Two-Spirit Indigenous community members from Six Nations and Mississaugas of the Credit for this position. Allies are welcome to apply.

 

Deadline to apply: July 20 @ 8pm EST 

Please submit your interest by email to: niizhmanidookhidetanningcamp@gmail.com 

Please state your interest, relevant work experience, and connection to the Two-Spirit Indigenous community. (lived experience or allyship)

 

Responsibilities:

-Capture candid shots of hide camp participants learning and taking part in each process of traditional deer hide tanning (wet scrapping, stretching, wringing, softening, smoking)

- Obtaining written consent from participants who would like to be photographed

-Capturing a large group shot of campers and teachers at the end of camp

-Photographer will need to provide digital access to all photos at the end of camp for NMHC use

 

Qualifications:

-Must have a way of getting to Chiefswood Park daily for the duration of camp

-Allyship towards 2SLGBTQIAAP+ identities is a requirement, however, lived experience is prioritized over someone who identifies as an ally 

-You do not need to have a formal education in photography to apply

-Portfolio or examples of work you are proud of are great ways to demonstrate your skills

 

Compensation:  $1,000 

 

Perks: NMHC photographer will have the opportunity to learn about traditional hide tanning at camp daily. Breakfast lunch and dinner will be provided to the photographer. 

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