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From Wisconsin with Love: a Gathering

  • Northland College 1411 Ellis Avenue South Ashland, WI, 54806 United States (map)

An all-day gathering of dialogue, films, poetry, music, and arts, followed by the premiere of “From Wisconsin with Love,” a film about the spiritual, historical, cultural, economic, communal, and health aspects of local, sustainable harvest.

In partnership with the Northland College Indigenous Cultures Center.

9-9:45am – Opening and introductions

9:45-10:30– Joe Rose, Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe elder, Northland professor: “Land and Food Sovereignty in Northern Wisconsin”

10:30-10:45 – BREAK

10:45-11:30AM – Paulette Moore, Northland’s 2014 Van Evera Filmmaker-In-Residence: “To Wisconsin with Love,” 2014 Eastern Mennonite University film clips and audience discussion about local resistance to non-sustainable industry and envisioning abundant alternatives

11:30-Noon – Center for Rural Communities: Assets and Amenities regional report

Noon-1pm –SIMPLE LUNCH: locally sourced soup and bread (vegan and non-vegan options) with chef Jon Boy Berthel

1-2 – Embroidery/beading/photography project, poetry, music

2-2:45 – Dr. Tom Fitz, Northland Geoscience Professor, Marissa Fish, Northland Geoscience Alumni: “Discovering and Discerning Asbestos in the Penokee Hills”

2:45-3 – BREAK

3-4 – Patty Loew: Bad River Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe member, Life Sciences Communication Professor University of Wisconsin on her 2014 book “7th Generation Earth Ethics” and Bad River youth 2014 film “Protect our Future”.

4-5 – Audience feedback

5-6:30 –BREAK

6:30 – 7 – Film reception 

7 – 9pm – Northland College students Aletha Hefko, Sadye McCloud, Axel Peterman, Kalley Rittman, Katelyn Roling and Paulette Moore: “From Wisconsin with Love” film and discussion with featured local harvesters with analysis by Dr. Brian Tochterman, Northland Sustainable Community Development Professor 

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