Mde Maka Ska Canoe Nations Virtual Gathering 2021
Join us to explore how “We are all Water” at Nawayee/Center School’s 13th annual Mde Maka Ska Canoe Nations Gathering at hybrid in-person and virtual event.
The Mde Maka Ska Canoe Nations Gathering event is an opportunity for Native American youth, parents, and community to re-engage the sacredness of water or mni wakan. Mde Maka Ska or Bde Maka Ska was renamed to Lake Calhoun. Its Dakota name means White Earth Lake. For the Minneapolis-St. Paul Native American community, its proximity inspires an indigenous means to return to cultural, emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual health. As water does for the finned nation, the Mde Maka Ska provides an appropriate environment in which to implement visions of healthier indigenous nations.
Minneapolis Institute of Art has been part of this festival for 7 years, collaborating with Nawayee Center School and Native artists to provide creative activities as part of this annual community gathering. Mia will be onsite with art kits at Mde Maka Ska.
To learn more about this year’s events and view the virtual activities, click the link below.