Dan Ninham and Meredith Kehoe’s classes at Bemidji Middle School are in currently in the middle of their winter games unit including broom-ball, snowshoe and snow snakes. Snow snake is a Native American winter sport traditionally played by many tribes in the northern Midwest, including the Ojibwe, Sioux, Wyandotte, Oneida and other Iroquois people.

Photos by Leo Alberti