Madeline Island Jingle Dress Dancer Potluck Today 5 PM Rec Center

Come and join us for a sneak preview of the Madeline Island Jingle Dress Dancer. For the past two weeks, we have been hosting the construction of this dancer at the Rec Center. Overseen by artist Chris Lutter and guided by anishinabe kwes and jingle dress dancers Kather Morrisseau (Red Cliff) and Annie Humphrey (Leech Lake), construction of our dancer  has engaged over 65 people to help with her creation. Tonight at 5 PM we celebrate and share a meal with those who helped, and those who are interested in her meaning.

The Dancer will debut on Treaty Day, September 30 on Madeline Island. Stay tuned for details of that event.

Jingle Dress Dancer Camp Begins August 13 at Rec Center

Come join us as we continue our journey to creating a 12′ tall jingle dress dancer. This workshop, running August 13-17 and August 20-24, will be led by Christopher Lutter as he begins the design and construction of the dancer using the elements collected throughout the summer and under the guidance of Anishinabe jingle dress dancer makers. Many hands are need to help make the jingles, bead the mocs, belt, and leggings, craft her face and hands and sew her dress. All are welcome!

Also, workshop with Annie Humphrey, Yazmin Bowers and Michelle Large-MacDaniels at Big Top Chautauqua Wednesday, August 15 at 3:30 PM. Shuttle leaves Bayfield ferry lot at 3:20 PM and returns approximately 7:30 PM after the feast.

Jingle Dress Dancer will debut September 30, 2018 on Treaty Day on Madeline Island.  Jingle dress dancers are welcome to join the dance that day, celebrating the healing that she invites us to participate in on Mooningwaaknikaaning, the original Ojibwe name for Madeline Island.