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A Feast of Words: Tribal Environmental Knowledge and Partnerships Solving 21st Century Challenges

January 26 @ 5:30 pm-8:00 pm


An evening of dinner and learning at A Feast of Words, brought to you by the Friends of the U of M Libraries and the Campus Club.

About the talk
Using historical documents from the University Archives, Mike Dockry will demonstrate the positive and negative impacts wild rice research at the University of Minnesota has had on tribal communities and ecosystems. His presentation at “A Feast of Words” will focus on a tribal-university partnership created to protect and restore wild rice ecosystems in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan.

About the speaker
Mike Dockry is a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, with traditional territories around Lake Michigan and a reservation in central Oklahoma. He is Assistant Professor for tribal natural resource management at the U of M Department of Forest Resources.

Event schedule
5 p.m. Guest arrival, social time
5:30 p.m. Dinner
6:15 p.m. Program begins

Tickets (dinner and lecture included):
$40 adults
$25 currently enrolled student

Buffet dinner includes
– Pan-Seared Wisconsin Trout with Sumac Spiced Sunflower Seeds (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
– Roasted Squash Stuffed with Heirloom Beans and Dried Cranberries, (Gluten Free, Vegan)
– Honey Roasted Sunchokes and Turnips with Grilled Local Mushrooms (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
– MN Wild Rice with Local Hazelnuts, (Gluten Free, Vegan )
– Maple Squash Sorbet with Autumn Harvest Cookies (Gluten Free, Vegan)
– Coffee or Tea


January 26
5:30 pm-8:00 pm
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Campus Club of the University of Minnesota
300 Washington Avenue Southeast 4th Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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