2024 Indigenous Cultural Aesthetics


Participants will learn alongside Indigenous leaders, artists, and performers covering topics including language, dance, visual art, song, and games.   See the bottom of the page for info on how to register!


$200 USD per person (includes housing and meals).  All participants must be registered by May 28, 2024 to allow for planning.

General Information

Participants will need to bring their own bedding such as sleeping bags, pillows, towels, and toiletries.  Participants must follow all IMC General Guidelines and complete the 2024 Health Form for their time at camp.  The International Music Camp has camp dormitories available – one for men and one for women.  No accommodations are available for couples.   There are also excellent camping facilities in the Peace Garden approximately one-half mile from the Burdick Center.  Campsites can be rented through the International Peace Garden at www.peacegarden.com

All events at the International Music Camp are subject to the International Peace Garden Gate Fee.  2024 Admission is either $10 per day per person or $50 for a family annual season pass.  If you do not have a passport, a birth certificate (everyone) and photo ID (16 and older) is required to cross the border.  Check the IPG website for more details: www.peacegarden.com


FRIDAY May 31, 2024
5 p.m. Camper Check-in and Move-in Begins
8 p.m. Optional Campfire at Oak Leaf Park (next to the Music Camp) with Hot Dogs and S’mores
10 p.m. Call to Quarters (School-Aged Campers)


SATURDAY June 1, 2024
8 a.m. Breakfast
9 a.m. Pipe Ceremony and Talking Circle
10 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Hand Games
11:15 a.m. Ojibwe Language
12 p.m. Lunch
1 p.m. Ribbon Skirt Workshop
2 p.m. Ojibwe Language II
3:30 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. Moccasin Making Workshop
5:30 p.m. Dinner
7 p.m. Story Telling with Mary Louise Defender & Listening Time
10 p.m. Call to Quarters (School-Aged Campers)


SUNDAY June 2, 2024
8 a.m. Breakfast
9 a.m. Ribbon Skirt Workshop
10:30 a.m. Break
11 a.m. Hidatasa Language
12 p.m. Lunch
1 p.m. Time to Pack & Farewells
3 p.m. Dance Performance, Farewell Story & Conclusion


  • Francis Allard
  • Mary Louise Defender
  • Marshall LaRocque
  • Craig Lunday
  • Bradley Defender Sr.
  • Max Defender Jr.
  • Wiley LaRocque


Return this form with payment or call the IMC Office at 701-838-8472 to register before May 28, 2024.

2024 Indigenous Cultural Aesthetics Brochure & Registration Form