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Minneapolis Institute of Art | Virtual Story Circle: Nibi Walks

July 9, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join artists involved in the current Community Commons exhibition Ninga Izhichige Nibi Onji / I Will Do It For The Water for a virtual story circle! This event is free but advanced registration is required. Reserve your spot: https://bit.ly/3zTOigD
This exhibition explores the importance of nibi (the Ojibwe word for water) as a life-giving force. For the past ten years, Ojibwe artist and community leader Sharon M. Day has been guiding Nibi Walks as extended ceremonies to pray for the water. Water is gathered in a copper vessel and carried by walkers along the length of the river, until they reach the confluence, where it is released to remind the river of its original state. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3h6lF7a
Join this story circle to hear from the water walkers about their experiences and the sense of community that gets built along the way. Learn what drew these artists to express the importance of the experience as art. Explore ways you can act to protect water in your own life.
This event is co-presented with the Minnesota Humanities Center (mnhum.org).
Ticketing Information
To attend this program: RSVP by calling (612) 870-6323 or register online (https://bit.ly/3zTOigD) and receive an email with the Zoom link for the program. If you have never used Zoom before, you will be prompted to download the Zoom app or join from your browser. Zoom works best on the Google Chrome browser. If you are having any trouble, contact our visitor experience team at visit@artsmia.org
Give back: This program is free. Mia relies on your support to present its programs and exhibitions. Please consider making a contribution at artsmia.org/donate.
[Pictured: Crossing the Cannonball River, Standing Rock Reservation, North Dakota Photo by Peg Furshong Water walkers (L-R) Sara Thomsen, Chas Jewett, Barb Baker LaRush, Sharon M. Day, and Lori Watso are joined by Ladonna Brave Bull Allard, founder of the Sacred Stone Camp to resist the Dakota Access Pipeline. Missouri River Nibi Walk 2017]