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Water, Women & Democracy

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Join CURE as we gather at Wegdahl County Park on the banks of the Minnesota River to celebrate Women, Water & Democracy on Saturday, July 28 from 10 am – 10 pm. The morning features an Introduction to a Water Ethic Charter for Minnesota presented by CURE and The State of Minnesota Waters presented by Dr. Carrie Jennings.

The afternoon session hosted by Chas Jewett will highlight the indigenous roots of present-day democracy and the unique paths of four native female leaders: Faith Spotted Eagle, Sharon Day, Mary Kunesh-Podein, Susan Allen, Peggy Flanagan, Lyz Jaakola, and RuthAnn Buffalo. In the evening Ikidowin Theatre will perform a nibi play, CURE will present its RiverKeeper award to Sharon Day, and Sara Thomsen and guests will end the night with music. Lunch and dinner will be provided.

RSVP is required. To register visit: www.cureriver.org/wwd-registration. Volunteers are needed! To volunteer visit: www.cureriver.org/wwd-volunteer/.  You can also contact CURE at anne@cureriver.org or 320-269-2984 to register or volunteer. There is no charge for this event, but a free-will donation is encouraged.


SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, JULY 28

MORNING

10 AM – Water Ethic Presentation by CURE

11 AM – State of Minnesota Waters by Dr. Carrie Jennings

12 PM – Lunch

AFTERNOON

2 PM – 4 PM – Water, Women & Democracy Presentation

hosted by Chas Jewett

FEATURING:

  • Faith Spotted Eagle
  • Sharon Day
  • Mary Kunesh-Podein
  • Susan Allen
  • Peggy Flanagan
  • Lyz Jaakola
  • RuthAnn Buffalo

2 PM – 4 PM – Youth Activities (pending)

EVENING

5 PM Dinner (sponsored by Upper Sioux Community)

6:30 PM – Evening Program

  • a Nibi play by Ikidowin Peer Theatre Troupe
  • 2017 RiverKeeper Presentation to Sharon Day
  • Music by Sara Thomsen and guests

8:30 PM – Campfire

10 PM-ish – Evening concludes

SUNDAY, JULY 29

9 AM – Water Ceremony at Wegdahl on the Minnesota River


Other important details:

  • There are going to be self-organized paddling opportunities Saturday morning from Prien’s Landing near Montevideo down to Wegdahl County Park.
  • Camping is available at Wegdahl Park (no showers). Contact CURE about paddling and camping: peg@cureriver.org or 320-269-2984

Organizer

Clean Up the River Environment (CURE)
Phone:
1.877.269.2873
Email:
peg@cureriver.org
Website:
www.cureriver.org