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Monday, September 19, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Milwaukee Indian Education Committee presents: Teaching Lodge at the Indian Community School
STARGAZERS: Native Sky Maps and Sky Creatures
RECLAIMING OUR TRADITIONS • VOICES FROM THE PAST • WISDOM FOR OUR YOUTH
Tribal people in this part of the world have always had a special relationship to the stars — from seasonal constellations depicting animals and spirits, to meteors and comets — our tribal sky stories are fascinating! Our ancestors relied on star maps daily for navigation and to help keep traditions, beliefs and clan stories alive. Aside from tracking the four seasons, our ancestors also used star maps to teach young ones about the laws of natural science, and how we are to live in harmony with our Mother Earth.
Traditional teachings will be accompanied by “Mammals of Wisconsin” who will offer a hands-on exhibit where little ones can safely explore woodland creatures up close and personal. Learning about the animal constellations and then seeing them in their natural state, is designed to intensify everyone’s learning experience.
High powered telescopes will also be on-hand to view the spectacular night sky! Please note, whether the skies are clear or not, our event is on, with special activities inside and outside.
Bring your telescope and binoculars!
Meal Provided 5:30-6:30 PM Please bring your feast bundle (bowl, spoon, cup).