CURE Friends -- if you are in the cities this weekend, you may be interested in this event:
"Soft Launch of Pacific Island Sailing Outrigger Canoe from Micronesia at Lake Snelling, Fort Snelling Park, Sunday, April 30, 2017" (details below)
A 20 ft. outrigger sailing canoe from the island region of Micronesia in the Pacific Islands will be ceremonially launched this SUNDAY, APRIL 30, at Lake Snelling, Fort Snelling Park.
The short ceremony will begin at NOON, barring inclement weather.
Leaders and community members from the Micronesian community of Milan, MN and throughout the state, will bring the canoe, which will be welcomed and blessed by Çantemaza Neil McKay, Dakota Language and Culture Instructor in the Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.
The canoe originated in a partnership between TASI and the University of Guam’s Department of Marine Biology with funds from the US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) to foster sustainable fishing with a mix of modern materials and traditional Micronesian outrigger sailing technology and culture. In Minnesota, the canoe will be part of an Indigenous Canoe program at the University of Minnesota’s Department of American Indian Studies along with indigenous Dakota and Ojibwe canoe and water traditions for teaching, research and community engagement purposes.
For more information, contact Dr. Vicente M. Diaz, Associate Professor of American Indian Studies, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (734) 834-7595 and Mr. Bob Ryan, Community Organizer and Planner, at email@example.com or (612) 708-0361 ... See MoreSee Less
To all our fellow pollinator lovers out there, check out this article and photography - amazing!!
"Spend just a few minutes in a garden this time of year, and you will likely see a pollinator buzzing or fluttering from flower to flower. While most of us are aware of this vitally important ecosystem service, the act itself — the transfer of pollen from stamen to stigma via tiny feet, wings, antennas or mouthparts — is largely unseen. In “Pollination Power,” Heather Angel, a photographer based in Surrey, England, exposes the process in macrophotography, which stands out not only for its range and aesthetics, but also for its scientific exactness: She was determined to show not just creatures in flowers, but the instant release of pollen itself."
It's Clean Energy Business Day at the Capitol today and clean energy businesses and advocates are speaking with MN legislators to promote good clean energy policy in MN. This lobby day "comes at a time when lawmakers are looking to erode oversight of rural utilities, kill a solar manufacturing and renewable development fund, and try to impose legislative oversight in a settlement agreement with Volkswagen, among other bills" To read more about Clean Energy Business Day click here: midwestenergynews.com/2017/04/25/minnesota-clean-energy-businesses-come-together-to-lobby-legisla...... See MoreSee Less