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Protecting Gichi-Ojibwe-Gami-Zibiing from PolyMet Pollution
The nonprofit WaterLegacy group will celebrate and honor Gichi-Ojibwe-Gami-Zibiing, the St. Louis River, the largest tributary to Lake Superior during this event. There will be an update about the PolyMet sulfide mine and how citizens can help protect St. Louis River waters and indigenous communities. The group will make prayer flags for Gichi-Ojibwe-Gami-Zibiing and visit the Water Bar pop-up table. There will also be live music and locally made food.
Paula Maccabee, WaterLegacy’s advocacy director and counsel, will explain the threats posed by the PolyMet sulfide mine, WaterLegacy’s work to safeguard the waters and what actions can be taken.
Ricky DeFoe, Fond du Lac elder, will discuss the importance of Gichi-Ojibwe-Gami-Zibiing (the River of the Great Sea of the Ojibwe) to indigenous communities.
Wang Ping, a Minnesota artist and teacher who has hung prayer flags at rivers around the world, will lead the Kinship of Rivers project, hanging prayer flags made for other rivers and making prayer flags for Gichi-Ojibwe-Gami-Zibiing.