Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Wolf Walk 2013

The second season of trapping, snaring and hunting ma'iingan (wolves) in Minnesota is set to begin November 9.


We will have a rally, march, round dance on the shore, then a feast with an open mic (can video your comment and we'll send to the Governor and
DNR) and a hand drum contest.

If you are too far away to join us, make your own statement on video and post it here on
Oct 12, 2013.

Wolf Walk Schedule:

2:00 pm Gather at the Civic Center Plaza to set up information tables and network with allies

3:00 Rally begins with speakers. Robert DesJarlait of Protect Our Manoomin, Reyna Crow of Northwoods Wolf Alliance and Idle No More Duluth, Skip Sandman who led our ceremony at the Fond du Lac Reservation and who is running for Duluth City Council, Howard Goldman of the Humane Society of the United States and Barry Babcock, an environmental activist and deer hunter who has long lived on the Leech Lake rez, and Melissa Smith of Friends of the Wisconsin Wolf. Bob Shimek, environmental activist and Reyna's long time mentor on wolf and extractive industry

4:00 ish WOLF WALK begins! We travel the same route as last year to what we call Ma'iingan corner where we have our rallies, ie. Lake and Superior Street and wait for the whole line to catch up. Then onto Canal Park, 2 blocks further, and to the shore of Gitchigami for a round dance. This is a friendship dance and everyone is welcome to join in. (Hopefully we will have good weather for this, but rain or shine we will do this). We can also offer some asema. BRING your hand drum.

Then back to
Civic Center Plaza, where we hope to have volunteers waiting with elders or others who would have difficulty with the walk, and onto the feast.

5:30- 6:00 ish We will meet at the Central Hillside Community Center where we will hold a feast, and open mic, and a hand drum contest.

Wolf Walk 2013 is sponsored by The Northwoods Wolf Alliance, a grassroots coalition of Anishinaabeg people and their allies working to protect ma'iingan (wolf), particularly in Anishinaabe Akiing.

Niin-Dibinawe Biskaabii (Decolonize Thyself)

Supporters: Ivy Vainio Photographer, Sarah LittleRedfeather Kalmanson Little Redfeather Designs, Terry Goodsky Little Horse Drum Group, Joe Boshey Burnt Side Drum Group, Henry Banks People of Color with Henry Banks, Bob ShimekAnishinaabeg Wolf Consortium.

Co-sponsors: Protect Our Manoomin, Idle No More Duluth, Occupy Duluth, Occupy Minnesota, Native Alliance, Water Legacy, Skip Sandman for Duluth City Council, Red Lake Urban Office, Idle No More Wisconsin, Little Redfeather Designs, I Stand with the Bad River Tribe, Báiki: the International Sami Journal, Socialist Action, Break the Bonds Campaign, and the Northland Anti-War Coalition.

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