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River Talks Series: Akinomaage: Teaching From the Earth

March 3, 2020
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
French River Room 1
Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center
350 Harbor Drive
Duluth, MN 55802

The River Talk series continues in March, but at a different location and day of the week. Vern Northrup, member of the Fond du Lac Tribe of Lake Superior Chippewa, will present "Akinomaage: Teaching From the Earth." Northrup will discuss how he uses photography as a tool to educate both himself and viewers about the rhythms of nature, the preservation of tradition, and the relationship between resilience and sustainability. The talk is 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, in the French River Room 1 at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, 350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, Minnesota. Northrup's talk is being held in conjunction with the St. Louis River Summit.

River Talks are free and open to all, however, participants will need to pay a DECC parking charge. Refreshments are provided. The Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Minnesota and Wisconsin Sea Grant programs offer this series of informal evening talks about the St. Louis River Estuary. Other River Talks will be held on April 8 and May 13. For more information, visit go.wisc.edu/4uz720. If you miss a talk, visit Wisconsin Sea Grant's blog for a summary

The series is a free, almost-monthly, informal speaker series about the St. Louis River Estuary in Duluth-Superior. The talks are a cooperative project among the Wisconsin and Minnesota Sea Grant programs and the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve. The talks will be held monthly through May 2020 at the Reserve's Lake Superior Estuarium on Barker's Island in Superior.


Do you have questions, or would you like to get on the series email list? Contact series organizer, Marie Zhuikov with Wisconsin Sea Grant, mzhuikov@aqua.wisc.edu or 715-399-4084 or Marie Thoms at Minnesota Sea Grant, methoms@d.umn.edu or 218726-8710.

2019-2020 Schedule

For the 2019-2020 season, each speaker has been asked to address water-career information and tips in addition to the topic of their talks. All talks, except for March 3, 2020, will be held at the Estuarium. Dates and general topics for the season are:

  • October 9, 2019 — Detecting Bloody Red Shrimp in the St. Louis River
  • November 13, 2019 — The University of Wisconsin-Superior's Ballast Water Treatment Facility
  • No talk in December
  • January 8, 2020 — Working on the River: An Education to Career Journey
    by Duluth Seaway Port Authority Executive Director Deborah DeLuca
  • February 12, 2020 — Expanding the Narrative of Tribal Health: Protecting and Restoring Manoomin to Sustain Future Generations
  • March 3, 2020 — The St. Louis River Area of Concern.
    This talk will be held in conjunction with the St. Louis River Summit. Tentative time: 6:30 p.m. at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center
  • April 8, 2020 — What Tourism Means for the River
  • May 13, 2020 — Canada Goose Control and Wild Rice

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