Nibi and Manoomin: Bridging Worldviews Symposium
This symposium builds on work begun two years ago between tribal communities and the University of Minnesota. The first symposium (2009) brought researchers from the University together with tribal elders from across northern Minnesota. It offered an opportunity to share knowledge about manoomin and build a better understanding between native knowledge holders and University researchers on wild rice in a good way.
That initial gathering was very powerful and long overdue. One outcome of the symposium was a request by tribal members in attendance for more opportunities to share stories, research, and learning and build trust so that wild rice is appreciated as a sacred gift from the creator by us all--this second symposium honors that request. Another outcome of the initial meeting was to draft a wild rice white paper. This paper would identify issues where University and tribal interests could begin to engage in meaningful dialogue on wild rice research conducted at the University and offer recommendations for action. The document was completed and will be presented to the University.
This current symposium, “Nibi and Manoomin: Bridging Worldviews,” provides another occasion to exchange teachings between Western and Anishinaabe cultural views. In addition to manoomin, we will include sessions on water (nibi) at this symposium. Water and manoomin belong together.
CEU's Available for Nibi and Manoomin: Bridging Worldviews Symposium
Registration Is Open
August 22-24, 2011
Shooting Star Hotel & Event Center, Mahnomen, MN
Blocked Room Rate $54.95
Mention White Earth Wild Rice Symposium
White Earth Tribal and Community College will be offering 2 CEU's for the Nibi and Manoomin Symposium.
Cost will be $10. For more information, please contact Pamela Standing at 218-847-9554 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2011 Nibi & Manoomin: Bridging Worldviews Symposium
This conference is free to all tribal community members and tribal entities.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.
Briding Worldviews Presentation
The Draft White Paper Presentation & Overview
Wild Rice Camp
Anishinaabe Lifeways & Worldview Presentations
Natural Resource Youth Project Presentations
Anishinaabe Treaties Presentations
Manoomin: Risks and Research Presentations
Treaty Talking Circles
The Ojibwe People's Talking Dictionary - featuring Manoomin
Opening Blessing - Water Ceremony
Nibi: Risks and Research Presentations
Nibi & Manoomin Talking Circles
Talking Circle participants will work together to generate ideas on moving towards implementation of the White Paper recommendations, topics for the upcoming 2012 MN Tribal Water Summit and a tribally operated Nibi Center and what that would mean to tribal communities.
218-983-3285 ext. 5905
University of Minnesota