"We Are Water MN" Traveling Exhibit
Oct. 12-Nov. 26, 2018
University of Minnesota – Institute on the Environment
Grand Opening Ceremony
Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 | 4 p.m. | FREE
“We Are Water MN” explores the connections between the humanities and water through an exhibit, public events and educator resources. Visitors reflect on local stories and the meaning and experiences of water in Minnesota with space to add their own stories. By creating relationships around water, we are creating networks that can promote positive social norms, and share a vision for and participate in water stewardship.
"We Are Water MN" Grand Opening Ceremony
Join the Minnesota Humanities Center and its “We Are Water MN” partners, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the Minnesota Historical Society, and the Minnesota Departments of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources and our host site partners, the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment and the River Life Program at the Grand Opening of the 2018-2019 “We Are Water MN” tour. The exhibit will be open to the public beginning at 3:00 p.m., with speakers sharing water stories beginning at 4:00 p.m. Stay after for a light reception and to see more of the exhibit!
2018-2019 "We Are Water MN" Host Sites Announced!
The Minnesota Humanities Center, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and their statewide partners are pleased to announce that the popular statewide exhibit, “We Are Water MN,” will be continuing in 2018 and 2019 – spanning the state at eight new host sites.
2018-19 "We Are Water MN" Host Site Communities
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
Oct. 12 – Nov. 26, 2018
Headwaters Science Center
Dec. 1, 2018 – Jan. 13, 2019
West Polk County Soil and Water Conservation District
Jan. 20 – March 4, 2019
Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
March 10 – April 22, 2019
Cedar River Watershed District
April 27 – June 16, 2019
Cannon River Watershed Partnership
June 20 – July 28, 2019
Aug. 4 – Sept. 16, 2019
Mille Lacs Indian Museum, Minnesota Historical Society
Sept. 25 – Nov. 2, 2019
Check back here for updates about the latest tour events and happenings.
Phalen Creek Nibi Walk
Join the Minnesota Humanities Center and its “We Are Water MN” partners, the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment and the River Life Program, and the Lower Phalen Creek Project in learning more from Phalen Creek. 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.Learn More
Water Stories from Minnesota
No one knows the waters of Minnesota like the people who live here. Listen to stories from parents, children, fishers, farmers, indigenous Minnesotans, immigrants to Minnesota, water professionals, and people who just love to be out on the lake.Hear Stories
We are the Headwaters
Minnesota sits atop a triple-continental-scale water divide. This means that we do not receive polluted water from a state with lower environmental standards. But it also means we have a responsibility to keep water clean for our communities, other states and nations, and future generations. We Are Water MN explores the question, “How’s the water?”View Photos
November 17, 2016 By Sharon Day
“We Are Water MN” learns from and amplifies indigenous perspectives. We build relationships in greater Minnesota and the Twin Cities region and host cross-sector and cross-disciplinary conversations among those who protect and affect water.Read her Post