Healing Place Festival

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Healing Place Festival

Sat., Sep 9, 2017, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Explore the Mississippi River’s vital role in the life of the Twin Cities through a day of activities about the river as a source and place of healing. Discover the connections between the indigenous understanding of place, the environment, water, language, the arts, and the Mississippi River. Organized by the Healing Place Collaborative, an indigenous artist-led a group of artists, educators, researchers, and activists, the event will bring together hands-on activities, interactive performance, visual art, panels and presentations, cooking demos, media art and more.

Programming includes:

  • Čhokáta Nážiŋ: The Dakota Language Medicine Wheel Table is a living and traveling gathering space for the Dakota language to be strengthened through a deeper understanding of the interdependent relationships of the land, language and lifeways to the health and well-being of people that call Mnísota Makhóčhe (Minnesota) home.
  •  Feast of Words: The Dakota language is the first language of Minnesota, yet few Minnesotans know the meaning of the name of their state. Feast of Words is a family event centered on this place we all call home, Mnísota (Minnesota). Learn about indigenous place names throughout the state, try local indigenous foods, learn to prepare wóžapi, a traditional Dakota berry pudding, and immerse yourself in the Dakota language. This program is a collaboration between Healing Place and Dakhóta Iápi Okhódakičhiye
  • Mniówe: A place for getting water (mniówe) is the indigenized rendition of the esteemed Water Bar. Learn about indigenous philosophies, relationships, and practices relating to Mní (water) that have allowed Dakota people to thrive in this area for millennia.  Sample water from a variety of sources in Mnísota and engage in conversations about the ways in which we use and interact with water in our daily lives, often without thinking about where our water comes from.  This program is a collaboration between Water Bar, Healing Place, and Dakhóta Iápi Okhódakičhiye
  •  Dakhóta Wordscapes: An installation of Minnesota’s original language upon the landscape to give guests a deeper connection to the place we all call home: Mnisota, the land where the water reflects the sky.  This installation features large-scaled Dakota words stenciled into the sidewalks with Dakota speakers nearby to engage in conversations about affinity and relatedness to Dakota homeland (Minnesota).
  • “Keeping My Language Alive: The Perfect Imperfections,” a film by Veronica Quillien
  • Partner organizations will present their work focused on healing and place.

About Healing Place Collaborative
The indigenous artist-led Healing Place Collaborative is a group of artists, educators, researchers, and activists who play leadership roles in articulating the vital role of the Mississippi River in the life of the T

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