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Water Is Life Festival

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Saturday, September 01, 2018


Conkling Heritage Park
335 S Huron Ave
Mackinaw City, MI 49701
United States


Jannan Cornstalk

Water Is Life Festival

Come and celebrate water and our connection to it through music (including several bands and hip-hop artists), poets and speakers, with tribal leaders, state legislators, and candidates. The day begins with the Pipe Out Paddle Flotilla & Protest at 8:30 AM and LUNCH will be served at 12 NOON following the flotilla.

Seth Bernard
Seth Bernard
The Aadizookaan

One of Michigan's favorite musicians and organizer, Seth Bernard, is our emcee, and we'll have SPEAKERS from FLINT, DETROIT and about NESTLE and LINE 5, as well as tribal leaders and officials.

Seth is pumped to be jamming with The Aadizookaan - a dynamic Native Hip Hop for Social Change group. The [ah-dihz-ooh-kahn] translates to “the sacred spirit of the story”, "the story/message/messenger" which is from the language of the Anishinabe [first nations people from the area of Detroit].

Bring a chair or blanket for sitting in the grass, and a reusable water bottle for use at our hydration stations


12:00 pm - Lunch served in Conkling Park. Water songs/Open Mic.

1:00 pm - Welcome by Tribal Nations & Seth Bernard/Welcoming song pow wow drum

2:00 pm - Wings of Wonder in Interactive Children's Area

2:00 pm - The Aadizookaan Collective - Detroit/Native Hip Hop

4:00 pm - Speakers from Flint, Detroit, Nestle, and about Line 5 and other Water Is Life Issues.

5:00 PM - Panel with State Legislators and Incumbents, Q&A moderated by Mary Ellen Geist, WDET Journalist

6:00 PM - Seth Bernard Band

This is a FREE family-friendly event.

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