"We Are Water MN"
“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.
2020-2021 "We Are Water MN" Host Communities 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 2020 and 2021 – spanning the state at six new host sites.
April 16-June 15, 2020
June 18-August 17, 2020
August 20-October 19, 2020
October 22-December 21, 2020
January 7-March 8, 2021
March 11–May 10, 2021
Build your relationship with water in Minnesota through the Anishinaabe spiritual and cultural practice of Nibi Walks. During the Nibi Walk, participants will pray and sing for the water, and observe the conditions of the water and land around it.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
Jan. 10, 2019 By Jennifer Tonko
“We Are Water MN” is a cross-sector and cross-disciplinary conversation among those who protect and affect water. We build relationships in greater Minnesota and the Twin Cities region.Read her Post
Join us for fun, challenging, fascinating events that help build thoughtful, literate, and engaged Minnesotans.Learn More
Native Nations of Minnesota
In this place now called Minnesota, we learn from Dakota and Ojibwe people through stories of this land and its first people.Learn More