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Wednesday Plenary - Dawn White

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Wednesday Plenary - Dawn White

  1. 1. Nibi Anishinaabe Reflections on Water Dawn M. White Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission 1
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  3. 3. Find MCR 3
  4. 4. Symbolic Petition of Chippewa Chiefs, 1849 4
  5. 5. 5 “Just because the ground below our feet has gold, doesn’t mean it needs to be mined - because you can’t eat gold.” (Fred Ackley, Sokaogon Community) “We are here for our relatives. Looking seven generations ahead – looking out for water because somebody has looked out for us.” (Fred Ackley, Sokaogon Community) “What we do to the water, we do to ourselves.” (Mary Moose, Canada)
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  7. 7. Water has a Spirit 7
  8. 8. • Dr. Masaru Emoto, The Messages of Water8
  9. 9. 9 “Water has to live, it can hear, it can sense what we’re saying, it can really, really, speak to us. Some songs come to us through the water. We have to understand that water is very precious.” Josephine Mandamin “The water of Mother Earth, she carries life to us, and as women we carry life through our bodies. We as women are life-givers, protectors of the water, and that’s why we are very inclined to give mother earth the respect that she needs for the water,” Josephine Mandamin
  10. 10. 10Jessica Gokey 2015