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Prairie Island and Red Wing – Winter Carnival & Cultural Event
January 15 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Winter Carnival – Sunday, January 15th, Noon – 5 pm
Outdoors experiential learning of Dakota culture: Ice fishing, food, tea, and storytelling at the bark lodge and tipi, and hiking & harvesting of natural materials for a craft project.
A shuttle bus will be provided to transport participants between Paradise Cove and PIIC Bark Lodge. See the schedule below.
Kick-off with Community Welcoming
12 pm – 12:20 pm
Kick off the event outside at Paradise Cove with Thrive Ultd, welcoming and centering the community in preparation for learning and healing.
Fishing Education Sessions
12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Learn the art of ice fishing in relationship with ourselves, our community, and the land. Led by Paul Dressen, Joey Taylor, Trayce Taylor & Phil White
A 40-minute education session will be held inside the Paradise Cove enclosure, including a sample of cooked fish, followed by 20 minutes of fishing on the ice.
Participants are invited to bring skates to skate on the ice.
4:30 – 5:00 pm
Closing remarks and community prayer – Thrive Ultd
Bark Lodge – Food, Culture, Storytelling 12 pm – 5pm
Gather at the PIIC Bark Lodge location, where there will be inside fires to gather, warm, share and prepare snack foods.
An offering of teas from Trival Garden Assistant will be available. Learn about the power of plants used in making tea offered by Drew Duffy
Experience shelter, warmth, and family and community connectedness inside a tipi erected by PIIC youth led by Tori Campbell.
1:15 – 4:00 pm
Learn about PIIC history, traditions, and relatives through the power of storytelling inside Tipi led by Barry Hand
Hike & Harvest
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Hike and Harvest – Gather materials that will be used for Monday’s craft session at Clay and Creative Center – Nicky Buck & Rachel Rapp.
A shuttle bus will be provided to transport participants between Paradise Cove and PIIC Bark Lodge.
Shuttle Schedule 12:30 pm – 5 pm
12:30 pm (From Paradise Cove to Bark Lodge and Back)
1 pm (From Paradise Cove to Bark Lodge and Back)
2 pm (From Paradise Cove to Bark Lodge and Back)
3 pm (From Paradise Cove to Bark Lodge and Back)
4 pm (From Paradise Cove to Bark Lodge)
5 pm (From Bark Lodge to Paradise Cove)