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Sep152018

September 15, 2018, Saturday - Healing Place Festival - Weaving the Web at Mill City Museum

Time:  11a - 3p

Location:  Mill City Museum, 704 South 2nd Street

Healing Place Festival - Weaving the Web

Come to the Minneapolis riverfront to explore activities focused on the river as a source of healing and a place that needs healing. Organized by the Healing Place Collaborative, an indigenous artist-led group of artists, educators, researchers, and activists, the event will bring together hands-on activities, interactive performances, visual art, panels and presentations, cooking demos, media art and more. 

Discover the connections between indigenous understanding of place, the environment, water, language, the arts, and the Mississippi River. Help weave the web of connections for our future. The festival will begin on the riverfront with words led by Janice Bad Moccasin and an interactive art piece of Marcus Young.

Programs include:

  • Čhokata Nažiŋ (The Dakota Language Medicine Wheel Table): A living and traveling gathering space for the Dakota language to be restrengthened through a deeper understanding of the interdependent relationships of the land, language, and lifeways to the health and wellbeing of people that call Mnisota Makhočhe (Minnesota) home.
  • Wičhóie Wótapi (Feast of Words): Learn about indigenous place names throughout the state, try local indigenous foods, learn to prepare wožapi, a traditional Dakota berry pudding, and immerse yourself in the Dakota language.
  • Mniowe: Learn about indigenous philosophies, relationships, and practices relating to Mni (water) that have allowed Dakota people to thrive in this area for millennia. Sample water from a variety of sources in Mnisota with the pop-up Water Bar and engage in conversations about the ways in which we use and interact with water in our daily lives, often without thinking about where our water comes from. 
  • Dakhota Wordscapes: an installation of large-scaled Dakota words stenciled into the sidewalks
  • Native Foods Cooking Demo with Chef Austin Bartold
  • Horse Nation Transformations with Janice Bad Moccasin: Horse Nation Transformations’ equine services is honored to offer a powerful and transformational approach to promote self-discovery, provide healing with horse medicine and empowerment to individuals, families, and communities.
  • Let's Bog: an interactive game with Veronica Quillien
  • Weaving: public interactive weaving with Amoke Kubat

This event is made possible by a grant from the St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board.