Who we are is
What we have left behind.
What we will become is
Why we plant the seeds of change.
~ Karen Olson Johnson
Northland Sustainable Solutions invites you to build bridges that move us toward personal and planetary transformation. We are acting together in environmental conversation for ecological restoration during this final of three extraordinary events designed to celebrate our interconnection and shared responsibility.
December 6 - The waters of connection.
Sharon Day - Executive Director of the Indigenous People's Task Force. Sharon will speak about the Nibi (Water) Walks which are Indigenous-led, extended ceremonies to pray for the water. Watch the we are connected to water video.
Ann Bancroft - Polar explored and founder of the Ann Bancroft Foundation. As a global leader of expeditions highlighting the issues of water on Earth, Ann will be honored for her work. Film of the team's trip down the Ganges River will be shown.
Sara Thomsen - Renowned singer and songwriter. Sara will sing her newest song "Water is Life." We will all join her in singing the songs that inspire us to do the important work of our time.
We will also connect via Skype with Indigenous Environmental Network leader Kandi Mossett from the Standing Rock water protectors camp in North Dakota, #NoDAPL.
Also included in this event is regional water tasting courtesy of the Water Bar, representatives of many water organizations with information and ways to engage, a silent auction and a surprise free gift drawing.
5:00-6:00 Community Building, part 1. - Eating (Tatanka Food Truck on site), Conversations with water organizations and water sampling, courtesy of The Water Bar, and mingling together in conversation to share stories of water in community. Silent auction, bake sale, and registration for free gift drawings.
6:00-6:45 Welcome of Sharon Day: honoring Sharon with music and words. Sharon tells us the story of the Nibi Walks and her work to protect the waters. Sara Thomsen performs.
6:45-7:30 Community Building, part 2. - More Eating and conversations with water organizations, water sampling, and another chance to mingle with purpose in reflection of Sharon's presentation. "What is your personal connection to water issues?" Chance to talk with Sharon. Final bids on silent auction items.
7:30-8:00 Honoring Ann Bancroft, a global leader of expeditions highlighting the issues of waters on Earth. Film of the team's trip down the Ganges River will be shown. Sara Thomsen performs.
8:00-8:20 Update on the Indigenous water protectors at the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota and the ongoing struggle. Opportunity for personal actions based on current list of needs from camp leaders. Sara Thomsen performs, community sing-a-long.
8:20-8:30 Community Building, part 3. Closing circle. Music, singing, and protective prayer. Free gift drawings.
This event will feature:
• The Tatanka Truck - Indigenous and locally-sourced food available for purchase, a project of Little Earth and Sean Sherman, the Sioux Chef
• Music and Video
• Two Buck Root Beer and Two Buck Beer
Community Partners: AM950 Radio, Minnesota Pachamama Community, Northern Sun, Spirit United, Honor the Earth, Earth Partners Working Group of the Justice Commission of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and Consociates, and Women's Congress for Future Generations.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
You must be 21 or accompanied an adult.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?