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Water, Women & Democracy

July 28, 2018 @ 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 or 320-269-2984 to register or volunteer. There is no charge for this event, but a free-will donation is encouraged.




10 AM – Water Ethic Presentation by CURE

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

12 PM – Lunch


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

hosted by Chas Jewett


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

2 PM – 4 PM – Youth Activities (pending)


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


9 AM – Water Ceremony at Wegdahl on the Minnesota River

Other important details:


Wegdahl County Park
Wegdahl, MN 56265 United States + Google Map
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