Join us in celebrating and honoring Gichi-Ojibwe-Gami-Zibiing, the St. Louis River, the largest tributary to Lake Superior. Come hear an update about the PolyMet sulfide mine and how you can help protect St. Louis River waters and indigenous communities. Join in making prayer flags for Gichi-Ojibwe-Gami-Zibiing, visit the Water Bar and enjoy live music and locally made food.
– Paula Maccabee, WaterLegacy’s Advocacy Director and Counsel, will explain the threats posed by the PolyMet sulfide mine, WaterLegacy’s work to safeguard our waters and what actions you can take to have your voice heard.
– Ricky DeFoe, Fond du Lac Elder will discuss the importance of Gichi-Ojibwe-Gami-Zibiing (The River of The Great Sea of the Ojibwe) to indigenous communities.
-Join in the Kinship of Rivers project with Wang Ping, a Minnesota artist and teacher who has hung prayer flags at rivers around the world. We will hang prayer flags made for other rivers and then make prayer flags for Gichi-Ojibwe-Gami-Zibiing.
– Enjoy live music by local musicians, an assortment of locally made food and visit the Water Bar pop-up table.
Come learn, take action, create, pray, dance, and feast. Let’s gather to strengthen our collective efforts to protect our life-giving waters and communities that depend on them.