Settlers Speak on Belonging to Place
What does it mean to belong to a place? An evening of discussion and reflection hosted by Climate Land Leaders.
Join Derartu Berhanu, Lina “Mama Tshutshu” Nyaronge, and me on Thursday, March 23, 2023, from 6:30 to 8:00 CDT.
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If you missed the Right Relationships with Native Peoples workshop, you can go to one during the next months.
Register HERE for an online workshops.
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Recordings of Past Events
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Minnesota Book Awards Ceremony
I’m delighted to say that Watershed won in the Memoir and Creative Nonfiction category. Three other great books were finalists in the same category. To see a discussion between the four of us, click here.
Click here to view the launch and hear from Ranae (author), Ruthanne Crapo Kim (philosopher), Stephen Healey (poet), Amina Keinan (Somali-American nurse educator), Ulla Nilsen (community organizer), and Kristian Tvedten (editor). They were in conversation about Watershed and its introduction to the world.
Community Pollinators Speaker Series
Watershed and Ranae were featured in Minneapolis College’s Community Pollinators speaker series together with Marie Harris and Derartu Berhanu, former students – now friends – whose stories appear in the book. We considered ways we can address environmental injustice, deal with our own communities’ climate crises and health challenges, and do better justice to the non-human residents of our ecosystems.
Water Companion Workshop
A group of people from Minnesota, Norway, and Oman explored the whys and hows of protecting our watersheds. While the actual event is over, you can still explore with us by watching the video and doing your own explorations alongside us.
Reading and discussion with the White Iron Chain of Lakes Community
The Tuesday Group from the Ely-Babbitt area of Minnesota met with Ranae in April to explore the stories in the book that directly concern the White Iron Chain of Lakes Watershed. Listen to the readings and join the discussion that ensued.