Mar 11 2011 | 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Water for Life: A Three Fires Tribal Perspective
Rackham Building, West Conference Room - 915 East Washington Street

Sponsored by: Water Semester, Native American Studies Program
Speaker: Lea Foushee, author and activist

Lea Foushee, activist for environmental justice and editor of the book Sacred Water, will talk about her recent publication. In the book, she and a group Anishinaabe (Ojibwe / Odawa / Potawatomi) elders combined stories and science to teach the the spiritual and cultural context of water in all our lives including the sacred creation and role of water in our lives, the disruption of water health, and the impact of development on the eco-system as a whole. Ms. Foushee has served on the Board of Directors of Clean Water Action Alliance and is a co-founder of the North American Water Office. She was an IWN delegate to the Second International Indigenous Women’s Conference in Sapmiland, Norway and has been working in the field of environmental justice since 1988. For more information visit

Miskwaasiningnagamojig / Swamp Singers Hand Drum Group will open and conclude the session with traditional songs.