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Red Lake River Nibi Walk

Saturday, July 27Tuesday, July 30


Join the Minnesota Humanities Center and its “We Are Water MN” partners, in learning more from the Red Lake River. The Nibi Walk program of the Indigenous People’s Task Force, led by Sharon Day, will lead us in a Nibi walk: an Indigenous-led, extended ceremony to pray for the water. Every step is taken in prayer and gratitude for water, our life giving force. The walk begins at the headwaters, Lower Red Lake, and will wind through to the mouth of the river at Grand Forks, ND.

This event has two parts: on Thursday, May 2 from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., walkers will learn more about the Anishinaabe history of the river, the ecological impacts of and to the river, and about the Nibi Walk protocols; on Saturday, July 27 the actual walk will begin and end on Tuesday, July 30. In order to participate in the walk on July 27, it is necessary to participate in an orientation.

Event Schedule:

Nibi Walk Orientation: One-on-one orientations available. Register below and MHC will contact you to schedule an orientation date.

Nibi Walk: Saturday, July 27 – Tuesday, July 30 beginning in Lower Red Lake, MN and walking along the river and ending at Grand Forks, ND.

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Please plan to be self-sufficient. You are responsible for your own transportation to and from the walk locations and any lodging and food costs you choose to incur. The Minnesota Humanities Center will provide lunch for each day of the walk.

Brian Silver

Author: Brian Silver


Jennifer Tonko