Young Ojibwe man makes drumsticks

by Nick Vander Puy
Reserve, Wisconsin (LCOTV)

Cory DeMain sits in the offices of Indian Country Communications (ICC), near Hayward, Wisconsin, wrapping a fiber glass pole with yarn. The poles have been salvaged from a tent.

DeMain took Ojibwe language and culture classes from elders Jim Miller, Louie White, Duck White, and others at the Lac Courte Oreilles tribal school when he attended there. Cory DeMain is proud of learning this craft and singing on the drum.

If he doesn't end up using the drumsticks he'll sell or trade them to another drum group. 

"Old and Trusty Tent Poles" 

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