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Wakarusa Wetlands Celebration

July 10 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

Meet local authors & artists as they share their creative work, connections to the wetlands and more of the outside world–enhancing our connections to nature, a sense of place and community.

We’ll begin at the Medicine Wheel Earthwork south of the Haskell Campus buildings with a special land recognition with Dr. Daniel Wildcat, a Yuchi member of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma.

Feel free to bring a lawn chair or blanket and a refillable water bottle to reduce use of plastic; we’ll be outside! Kids are welcome, although no specific kid-friendly activities are planned.

Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early to allow time to walk from the road to the Medicine Wheel. A Land rover will be available for mobility assistance over the uneven ground.

Authors & Artists include

  • Dr. Daniel Wildcat, Yuchi Member of the Muscogee Nation, Professor, Author
  • Ron Brave, Lakota, Singer
  • Mona Cliff, Aaniiih/Nakota Nations, Gros Ventre Tribe, Artist
  • Jimmy Beason, Osage Nation, Professor, Author
  • Julia GoodFox, Pawnee, Professor, Author
  • David Titterington, Adjunct Art Instructor
  • Trevor Guinn, Cherokee, Artist
  • Huascar Medina, Kansas Poet Laureate
  • Ronda Miller, Poet
  • Ken Lassman, Naturalist, Author
  • Dave Loewenstein, Artist, Author
  • Jill Mickel, Artist

Lawrence Public Library is partnering with Haskell Indian Nations University and Raven Book Store to offer this celebration of the wetlands.

Directions: At the intersection of 23rd St. & Massachusetts St, take Mass. St. south into the Haskell Campus (drive slowly over speed bumps). Continue forward as this becomes Perimeter Road. When Perimeter intersects with Barker Ave., park on the side of Perimeter and walk south on the gravel road to the Medicine Wheel Earthwork.

In case of inclement weather, event will not take place.


July 10
9:00 am - 11:00 am CDT


Haskell Indian Nations University
155 Indian Avenue
Lawrence, 66046 United States
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Shirley Braunlich