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Saturday, September 01, 2018
Conkling Heritage Park
335 S Huron Ave
Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Come and celebrate water and our connection to it through music (including several bands and hip-hop artists), poets and speakers, and tribal leaders. 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.
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
Schedule (subject to change)
12:00 PM - Lunch served in Conkling Park. Water songs/Open Mic.
1:00 PM - First Nations & Tribal Nations Featuring songs and panel discussion on Niibi (Water) relational concerns & threats
2:00 PM - Wings of Wonder in Interactive Children's Area
3:30 PM - The Aadizookaan Collective - Detroit/Native Hip Hop
4:00 PM - Line 5 Update
4:30 PM - Speakers on Flint, Detroit, Marathon, Nestle, PFAS, and other Water Is Life issues.
6:00 PM - Seth Bernard Band
This is a FREE family-friendly event.
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