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Annual Birch Bark Canoe Launch

When: Friday, May 5, 2023
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM CT

Where: Sailing Center, Lakeshore, 1823 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60201 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Jasmine Gurneau   (847) 467-6368

Group: Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR)

Co-Sponsor: Diversity and Inclusion

Category: Multicultural & Diversity


Join us on the morning of May 5 as we launch the wiigwaasi-jiimaan (birch bark canoe) Northwestern built under the leadership of Wayne Valliere (LDF Ojibwe) in 2021. The canoe will take a short trip into the waters of Lake Michigan in preparation for the move to its new home in the Segal Visitors Center. There will be brief remarks, song, and will conclude with to-go breakfast boxes. 

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