Watch Oshkigin Spirit of Fire

March 23, 2022

For thousands of years in the Great Lakes Region, Native Americans used fire intentionally to manage the ecosystems they lived in. Now there is a short film, Oshkigin: Spirit of Fire highlighting this deep, reciprocal relationship with the land and the role fire plays in that relationship. This story is told by Ojibwe Wildland firefighters, Fond du Lac elder Vern Northrup and Damon Panek. For more information see, Understanding Oshkigin Spirit of Fire, A discussion with Vern Northrup and Damon Panek, available at: