Summer Spectacular: Anishinaabe Ecology

09jul10:00 am11:00 amSummer Spectacular: Anishinaabe EcologyWorkshop with author Brittany Luby. Ages 10-14+

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During this workshop, Brittany Luby, author of Mi maanda ezhi-gkendmaanh / This Is How I Know, will introduce the Anishinaabe concept of “all my relations.”

Participants will be asked to consider their connections to local flora (plants) and fauna (animals). After a short discussion, Luby will read a passage from the English language text of This Is How I Know. Participants will then share what animal migrations can teach us about changing seasons, but also climate change.


Mii maanda ezhi-gkendmaanh / This Is How I Know

In this lyrical story-poem, written in Anishinaabemowin and English, a child and grandmother explore their surroundings, taking pleasure in the familiar sights that each new season brings.

We accompany them through warm summer days full of wildflowers, bees and blueberries, then fall, when bears feast before hibernation and forest mushrooms are ripe for harvest. Winter mornings begin in darkness as deer, mice and other animals search for food, while spring brings green shoots poking through melting snow and the chirping of peepers.

Brittany Luby and Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley have created a book inspired by childhood memories of time spent with Knowledge Keepers, observing and living in relationship with the natural world in the place they call home — the northern reaches of Anishinaabewaking, around the Great Lakes.

AuthorBrittany Luby, Joshua Mangeshig Paws-Steckley

PublisherGroundwood Books


(Friday) 10:00 am - 11:00 am