AN INTERTRIBAL, INTERDISCIPLINARY, AND INTERGENERATIONAL CELEBRATION OF SEEDS THROUGH STORIES, GARDENING, ART, AND MUSIC.
A week-long celebration of seeds through storytelling, art, music, gardening demonstrations, and the book release of Diane Wilson’s latest publication, The Seed Keeper. All My Relations Arts has collaborated with multiple organizations whose work addresses seeds and uplifts the importance of seeds in our cultural traditions. Beginning with historical traditional storytelling to youth leaders, Seed Week features a variety of voices celebrating the importance of seeds.
MONDAY, MARCH 8, TRADITIONAL SEED STORYTELLING – 6:30 – 8:30 PM
- With snow on the ground, it’s time to tell stories! Join us for Seed Winter Storytelling. This event includes Ojibwe storytelling by Hope Flanagan, Lakota storytelling by Rocky Makes Room For Them, and Dakota storytelling from Jim Rock.
TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 7 – 8 PM, BOOK LAUNCH
- Join award-winning Dakota author, Diane Wilson, for the launch of her novel, The Seed Keeper, celebrating our relationship with Indigenous seeds. The event features a video poem created by Indigenous filmmaker Missy Whiteman, and brief readings from Dakota writers, Teresa Peterson and Gabrielle Tateyuskanskan.
Watch Missy Whiteman’s video poem The Seed Speak.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 7-8 PM, SEED PLANTING WORKSHOP
- Jessika Greendeer, Dream of Wild Health’s Seed Keeper and Farm Manager, will lead a lesson on planting corn, beans, and squash. The “Three Sisters” seed starting lesson will be followed by a live Q&A to answer gardening questions.
THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 7-8 PM, SUNFLOWER COOKIE YOUTH LEADER COOKING DEMO
- Make Sunflower Cookies! Join Dream of Wild Health (DWH) Youth Leaders and DWH Nutrition Program Coordinator, Alanna Norris, as they prepare Sunflower Cookies from The Sioux Chef cookbook.
FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 2:00 – 3:30 PM, SEED CELEBRATION, ART, MUSIC & PANEL
- Launch your own seed keeping with programs and tools from Dream of
Wild Health, Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance (NAFSA), Native American Community Development Initiative (NACDI), and the Seed Libraries at the Nokomis and Hosmer Libraries.
3:00-3:30 CT ONLINE MUSIC: Enjoy music from legendary musician, Keith Secola, in a preview performance of his Seed Opera!
Visit All My Relations Gallery to view Seed Stories: Art by Holly Young and Xavier Tavera from March 8th-March 27th. While at the gallery, pick up free resource information from local organizations, starter seed packets from Seed Savers, and a copy of The Seed Keeper. Seed packets and books are in limited supply and are provided on a first-come basis.
PURCHASE BOOK: Click here.
Download our poster here.