Join our guest speaker and guide Edith Leoso, Bad River Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for a tour of the Bad River Reservation land on the far northern tip of the island. This is a rare opportunity to see this place and learn things about the Ojibwe culture not commonly seen or known by the typical island visitor.
We will leave the Ferry Dock in Bayfield at 10 AM, returning on the 4 PM boat.
Lake Superior Gichigami at Amnicon Bay:
“That view is like looking out at an ocean, and reminds us of our migration story, of our journey from the Atlantic Ocean.”
(from Indian Country Today article, photo credit Mary Annette Pember) https://indiancountrymedianetwork.com/news/politics/bad-river-ojibwe-tribe-reclaims-amnicon-bay/
Experience the beauty of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, and get a feel for the vastness of the open water of Lake Superior on this 3 1/2 hour tour by boat via the Apostle Islands Cruise Service. Enjoy breathtaking scenery as you travel approximately 15 miles out to Devil's Island (arguably the most rugged and beautiful of all the islands) , with the opportunity to see 21 of the 22 Apostle Islands in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.
Our first in the field workshop of the 2017 season takes us to Copper Falls State Park, where the Bad River and Tyler Forks collide. We'll follow the journey of the water as it makes its way to Lake Superior, learning about the unique, geology, ecology, and cultural importance of this important place. Guided by Bad River elder and longtime educator Joe Rose with Northland College geology professor Tom Fitz. Paulette Moore and Northland College filmmaking students will be joining the trip to capture the story of this unique place.
Join us as we kick off the 2017 seasonat the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center with a focus on effectively capturing the "story" of culture and place. Our guest artist and speaker, award-winning filmmaker Paulette Moore will talk about how to tell a story with a focus on the Indigenous perspective. Project Director and watercolor artist Janet Moore will teach working methods for gathering and using field sketches and photos in creating a finished work.
The Art of Seeing – Capturing the Wonder of Nature with Jeff Rennicke, an award winning writer, photographer and teacher whose work captures the spirit of Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands...but also opens our eyes to the everyday wonder of the world around us. In this workshop, you will learn techniques and get inspired to capture YOUR experiences in nature in images and words.
There is NO COST to participants for this or any of our workshops, thanks to a National Endowment for the Arts "Imagine Your Parks" grant.
No adventure through the Apostle Islands would be complete without experiencing a lighthouse. Jeff Rennicke, author of Jewels on the Water, former volunteer lighthouse keeper and "self-appointed inspector of sunsets" will lead us in a unique workshop experience capturing the essence of Raspberry Island through images and words.
Stockton Island is perhaps the most ecologically diverse of the Apostle Islands, with a long Ojibwe cultural and human history. Julian Bay is arguably the most beautiful beach on all of the islands with its crystal clear water and "singing sands". Artist Terry Daulton will be teaming up with NPS rangers to give us a unique understanding of this incredible place.
As we journey to the other side of the Bayfield peninsula, home to the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe, we have the unique opportunity to visit Frog Bay Tribal National Park.Groves of northern white cedar, Nookomis giizhik, create a feeling of deep silence and reverence while the beach gives a unique view of five different islands.
Madeline Island is the spiritual home of the Ojibwe people, destination of the westward migration to where "the food grows upon the water" . Its Ojibwe name is Mooningwanekaaning, the place of the Golden Breasted Flicker woodpecker. Patty Loew, Bad River Tribal member will be leading the filming crew of Tribal Youth Media students and Diane Canfield Bywaters, plein aire landscape painter and UW Stevens Point art professor will teach oil and acrylic painting techniques in the field.
We'll start our journey with a water ceremony and see some of the incredibly beautiful places where the water tumbles over rocks on its way to the Kakagon Sloughs and Lake Superior. Led by Lac du Flambeau artist Biskakone Greg Johnson, we will be joining Bad River Youth Outdoors as they learn about water monitoring from tribal natural resource experts. .
Get inspired and geared up for our series of art adventures! Meet the artists and learn techniques in drawing, painting and photography that can be used throughout this project. Joe Rose, Bad River tribal elder and former Northland College professor (and watercolor artist!) will talk with us about Ojibwe culture, history and the sacredness of the water.