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MPL | Thrival Tools: On Indigenous Winter Survival & Brilliance

February 26, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Madison Public Library’s Library Takeover program will launch its first event of the year on February 26, 2022, 6-8:30 p.m. The event, Thrival Tools: On Indigenous Winter Survival and Brilliance, will include a series of speakers representing different Tribes and traditions, song, throat singing, and more. Thrival Tools will provide a space for sharing cultural practices amongst Native peoples, as well as introducing non-Native people to the myriad methods by which Indigenous communities have thrived throughout the year in this region, but especially during winter.
Event Breakdown:
– MadTown Singers Native Drum Group sings a welcome song
– Jon-Jon Greendeer, Ho Chunk Nation Health and Wellness Coordinator, shares Ho Chunk stories and lifeways
– Shadayra Kilfoy-Flores, Chicana community organizer and activist, teaches a workshop on wintertime medicinal drinks: fire cider and champurrado.
– Biskakone Johnson, Lac Du Flambeau Ojibwe knowledge keeper and artist, discusses treaty rights and food sovereignty
– Anastasia Adams, Yup’ik educator and performer, offers traditional Inuit throat singing utilized as entertainment and survival during long northern winters
– MadTown Singers Native Drum Group closes the evening with a traveling song
Learn more at madpl.org/thrivaltools
Per order of Public Health Madison & Dane County, masks are required for in all indoor spaces for those ages 2 and up.
About Library Takeover
Library Takeover is a program created to to support communities to make their idea happen at the library! We hope that by providing space, time, and resources for community members to host their own events, we’ll not only have fun, exciting, events, but we’ll also be setting the stage for future library programming that involves and reflects all of Madison.
Library Takeover is funded by the Madison Public Library Foundation.


February 26, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Central Library, Madison Public Library
201 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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