December 12, 2023
The Bemidji Public Library Presents
Ojibwe Sky Stories
With Megan Lhotka
The Bemidji Public Library is excited to unveil an extraordinary opportunity for the community to explore the cultural heritage of the Ojibwe people. Join us on Tuesday, December 12, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Bemidji Public Library, located at 509 America Avenue, Bemidji, for Ojibwe Sky Stories led by Megan Lhotka, a teacher, translator, and facilitator from the White Earth Nation.
Ojibwe Sky Stories will be an exciting event, providing participants with a unique perspective on the night sky from the Ojibwe viewpoint. In this immersive program, attendees will explore how the movement of the stars and planets imparted valuable lessons to the Ojibwe people about their natural surroundings and how the constellations have been deeply revered by the Ojibwe people for generations. These celestial formations not only served as a means to track the changing seasons but also guided when to relocate from one camp to another. Each constellation carries with it a unique story, incorporating elements of Ojibwe legends and the significance of various animals, and they have become enduring fixtures in our night sky.
Join us for this free presentation, on Tuesday, December 12 at the Bemidji Public Library.
The Bemidji Public Library is open to the community from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, and from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Offering a wide range of services, including WIFI, fax, printing, copying, and a legal kiosk, the library strives to be a central hub of learning and community engagement.
This program, along with many others, is made possible through the generous support of the Minnesota Legacy Amendment.