Instead of a regular potluck this month, we will be hosting a showing of the film Protect Our Future at the Bad River Housing Authority on Friday, May 9 at 7 pm. Other events this month include a Water Walk on May 31, with a Cinco de Mayo planning session on Monday, May 5 (see attached flyer), and a planning session for the flotilla on Saturday, May 24. Also below, some recent articles of interest.
Water Walk 2014 : Monday, May 5th
Where: Community Center-Social Services Conference Room
Start Time: 5:30pm
Cinco de Mayo themed Pot-Luck!
Last Planning Meeting Results: Date of Water Walk—Saturday, May 31st Route of Walk—Start at Moore Park Road at Ty-ler Forks, Hwy-77 west to Hwy-13, Hwy-13 north to Hwy-2 east, East to Bad River Pow-wow Grounds Route Mileage—43 miles
Friday, May 9 Protect Our Future, film showing & honoring:
The Bad River youth filmmakers, Shania Jackson, Jordan Principato and Ahpahane Thomas, will be present with their families, and with Patty Loew, Bad River tribal member and film teacher/mentor for a community honoring. Patty, the youth filmmakers and their families have been traveling throughout the country for the past several months, showing the film at film festivals, at schools and in communities, spreading the word about Bad River's struggle to keep mining out of the Penokee Hills. It's a beautiful film and their dedication to spreading the word about this issue is truly admirable.
Date & time: Friday, May 9, 2014; community gathering & gab session from 6-7, film showing at 7 pm
Location: Bad River Housing Authority Gathering Room (same venue as the last Bob Kincaid event), 75860 U.S. 2, WI 54806, approximately 3 miles East of the Bad River Casino on the north side of Highway 2
Bring: A dish to share, if you like.
Flotilla planning meeting Saturday May. 24th
at Shopko (Pamida Beach) at 11 a.m. off U.S. Hwy 2 in Ashland, across the street from the Shopko parking lot will be water skills training, a potluck and light music for the flotilla.