First-ever Indigenous Earth Day Summit

Highlights

Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Mich.
April 22-23, 2008

The summit was a two-day event to gather and discuss ideas on how to obtain and share traditional ecological knowledge from Indigenous elders and to put it to practical use.

Jim Northrup

Kenn Pitawanakwat & Howard Kimewon

Jim Northrup, author, elder and activist, delivers opening welcome.

Kenn Pitawanakwat, Northern Michigan University, and Howard Kimewon, University of Michigan.

Hannahville students

Rich Sgarlotti with students from the Hannahville Indian School.

Garry Raven

John Hunter

Garry Morning Star Raven (Anishinaabe) from Manitoba, traditional teacher, Ravens Creek Ventures.

John Hunter (Gamilaraay), Australia, Traditional Knowledge Revival Pathways.

Brad Lewis

Barry Hunter

Brad Lewis, Australia, Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts.

Barry Hunter (Djabaguy), with the Aboriginal Australian Delegation.

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Indigenous Earth Day Summit participants.

Victor Steffensen

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Victor Steffensen performing on the didgeridoo.

NMU faculty, staff, students and community members with presenters.

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Brad, April and Victor

Brad Lewis, Dave Anthony, Victor Steffensen, Barry Hunter and John Hunter.

Brad Lewis, April Lindala and Victor Steffensen on Sugarloaf overlooking Lake Superior.

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Rev. Lynn Hubbard and others participating in the Earth Day Music Jam.

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Earth Day Music Jam singers and musicians.