The Niibi Center will design and launch Women’s Water Walker programming. Staff will lift up traditional Anishinaabe women’s’ knowledge, language, culture, and systems to build community health, vitality, and resilience. The work ties into Niibi Center’s overall cultural revitalization strategies.
Women and Women Water Walkers are traditionally the most important cultural leaders and guardians related to manoomin (wild rice) and niibi (water). They are the ones who hold and share the knowledge needed to make sure niibi and manoomin (and by relation, the community) are healthy.” The primary goal of this project is to identify and convene traditional women and Women Water Walkers across the Woodlands region. Together, participants will design programs that build relationships, boost resiliency, and deepen capacity for current and younger generations.