Thursday, November 17, 2011

7th Fire Project Underway!

Requests for scheduling presentations are rolling in. We now have openings available in January 2012 through May 2012 and would love to add your classes to the schedule.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

About the Project

Calling on the Ojibwe teachings about the Seventh Fire, the Seventh Fire Project is based on the idea that as a society we are at a major crossroads, one at which we need to make a choice. Do we choose the path that has been burnt and scorched? Or do we choose the path that is verdantly green?

An interactive presentation program for grades 7-12 in the Upper Peninsula, the Seventh Fire Project uses film clips, music, writing, and other creative works from Indigenous artists to discuss today's pressing environmental issues. Indigenous viewpoints on the issues are presented through these creative works. In addition, regional issues, such as metallic sulfide mining and electrical transmission issues, are highlighted and discussed within a global context.

Presentations can be customized for time, subject matter, and to meet state standards. We will come to your school at no charge.

To schedule a presentation call 906-227-1397 or e-mail

This project made possible by the Northern Michigan University Center for Native American Studies, the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, the Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition, and the Cedar Tree Institute. Chi-miigwech/great thanks!