We Are Water MN Virtual Speaker Series - Nibi (Water) Walks and Their Cultural Significance - July 1st

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Nibi (water) Walks and Their Cultural Significance 

This is a free event to attend. Registration is required. This event will take place on Zoom on Thursday, July 1st at 6pm. 

Description: Join us for the third installment of the We Are Water MN Virtual Speaker Series connected to the traveling exhibit "We Are Water MN" (now on display at the Minnesota Discovery Center in Chisholm) from the Minnesota Humanities Center!  For this third installmetn we will join Sharon Day, Ojibwe, the Executive Director and co-founder of the Indigenous Peoples Task Force. She'll be speaking on the important of Nibi (water) walks and sharing her experiences in leading them.

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0oc-ugpzwtGdXPpehKzmywpksTquwxXSf5

Event Hosts:
Allyse Freeman, Museum Curator at the Minnesota Discovery Center
Becca Reiss, Community Conservationist at North St. Louis Soil & Water Conservation District

Prizes: At the end of this presentation we will spin a virtual wheel and giveaway prizes to attendees.
This event will start at 6pm and last approximately 1 hour.

Guest Speaker Bio:
Sharon is an award winning artist and writer. She is the co-editor of Sing, Whisper, Shout, Pray! Feminist Visions for a Just World, Edgeworks Book, and Drink of the Winds, Let the Water Flow Free, Johnson Institute. Her poetry has been published in numerous anthologies including, Open Rivers Journal, Indigenous Women’s Journal, St Paul Almanac and others. As an actor, she has appeared in Ping Chong’s Undesirable Elements at Illusion Theater, First Ladies of Ramsey County at the American History Theater, and at Pangea World Theater in Borderlands and Marissa Carr’s Reparations. Musician: Her earliest introduction to music was at home. Her father composed hundreds of songs and played at least 5 musical instruments by ear. Ms. Day played the French Horn in high school bands and also sang with the choir. She formed the Neeconis Women’s Accapala Group in the mid nineties and continues to sing today. She has written numerous songs as in currently working on a musical theater piece. Director and Writer: In 1990, she created the Ogitchidag Gikinooamaagad Youth Theater project now known as the Ikidowin Youth Theater Ensemble for the Indigenous Peoples Task Force.