Sue Lemieux, Bad River tribal member, educator, and Secretary of the Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission will discuss the special place water holds in Ojibwe culture — especially for Ojibwe women.
As Brenda Child of the Red Lake Ojibwe tribe, Ph.D and professor in American Studies at the University of Minnesota, and author of Holding Our World Together: Ojibwe Women and the Survival of Community, has stated:
"When early travelers and settlers observed indigenous women working, it would have involved a paradigm shift for them to appreciate that for the Ojibwe, water was a gendered space where women held property rights.
This notion of water as a gendered space may contribute to the relationship between Ojibwe women and water. We are taught that it is our duty as women to care for the water. The most important and essential element of life, water encircles our young in the womb and influences all life on earth."
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Madeline Island Museum
Madeline Island Museum, 226 Colonel Woods Ave
The museum, composed of three historic island structures and the modern Capser Center, contains exhibits detailing Wisconsin history from 17th-century exploration and the era of the fur trade to the arrival of summer tourists, known as cottagers, in the early 20th century.
Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals requiring wheelchairs for mobility. Call ahead to make arrangements.