January 31-February 2, 2020.
Ma’iingan is a brother to Anishinaabeg and an asset to the ecosystems in which he lives—still, fear of the wolf persists. Join Great Lakes tribes with our government and non-government partners at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center to learn about Ma’iingan through research and traditional stories.
Friday evening (Open to everyone)
3:00 p.m. Informational booths begin
4:30 p.m. Welcome Procession & Address – Dylan Jennings, Mike Wiggins Jr.
5:40 p.m. Ma’iingan Talk — Adrian Wydevan
6:00 p.m. Mingling Traditional Feast
7:00 p.m. Brother Ma’iingan documentary
8:30 p.m. Close doors
Saturday morning (Open to everyone)
8:30 a.m. Informational tables and light food
9:30 a.m. Ma’iingan Story – Robert Van Zile
10:15 a.m. Ma’iingan Song – Michael Laughing Fox
10:30 a.m. Conversation break out groups:
• Ma’iingan and Livestock – Jenny Lavasseur and Lacey Hill Kastern
• Ma’iingan and Humans – Nancy Warren
• Ma’iingan Returns – Jerry Jondreau, Katy Bresette, and Erin Johnston
• Youth storytelling circle
12 p.m. Mingling Lunch
Saturday Afternoon (Tribal Affiliation Only)
1:15 p.m. Our Treaties with Ma’iingan, Past and Present – Peter David
1:45 p.m. Ma’iingan Treaty – Rain Bear Stands Last
2:30 p.m. Drafting Treaty & organic break outs
Saturday evening (Open to everyone)
5 p.m. Mingling Soup Dinner
6 p.m. Night of Ma’iingan Stories
• Paul Demain
• Bob Shimek
8:30 p.m. Close Doors
Sunday morning (Tribal Affiliation Only)
8:30 a.m. Light food
9:00 a.m. Maskiiziibii Ma’iingan Relationship Plan, Carnivore Coexistaence – Abi Fergus
9:30 a.m. Expanding Our Jurisdiction – Phoebe Kebec
10:00 a.m. Discussing Ma’iingan plan process & organic breakouts
For more information or to get involved, contact Bad River Wildlife Specialist Abi Fergus at email@example.com or 715-685-7840 ext. 1554. For questions on registration contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is no registration fee for this event but we do ask that you register so we know how many will be in attendance.
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Purchase Ma’iingan Symposium shirts and support our work to promote ma’iingan coexistence through education, conservation, and farmer outreach. Order by December 1, and your order will ship on December 9.