Riverway Speaker Series Kicks Off With Ojibwe Presentation

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This year’s Riverway Speaker Series, hosted by the Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway and the St. Croix River Association, begins Saturday, January 24 at 10 a.m. The talk is titled “Language Revitalization and Traditional Subsistence through the Eyes of an Anishinaabe” and will be presented by Bizhakiinz (Dylan Jennings) of the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa.

From the Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway: “Native American people have frequented the landscape for centuries prior to European contact. Singing and dancing are ingrained in the Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) way of life for the language it preserves and the resources it requires. Come hear the voice of a young Anishinaabe as he explores the traditional and contemporary song and dance of his people.”

Jennings was featured last year in the below video by Wisconsin Media Lab:

The presentation is free and open to the public. It will take place at the St. Croix River Association office, 230 South Washington Street, Unit 1, in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin (next to the St. Croix Falls.

Space is limited and reservations strongly encouraged. RSVPs will be honored until 10:00 am. To reserve a space, go to www.stcroixriverassociation.org or call (715) 483-3300.

Save the Date for These Upcoming Presentations

Each speaker will present at 10:00 a.m.

February 21
Cabin Architecture, Yesterday and Today
Presented by Dale Mulfinger, author of The Cabin: Inspiration for the Classic American Getaway and Cabinology: A Handbook to Your Private Hideaway

March 14
The Science and Compassion of Wildlife Medicine
Presented by Philip Jenni, Executive Director of the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota

April 11
Dwindling Numbers for an Iconic Insect: Challenges and Hope for Monarch Butterflies
Presented by Dr. Karen Oberhauser, University of Minnesota


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