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Native American: Navigating Dakota Legacy - A Cruise Through Time & Culture Along the Mississippi River (Southwest)


Adult Enrichment / Trips, Tours & Special Events -
Adult Enrichment Summer 2024

LINK TO NEW CRUISE DATE ADDED:  9/10  Navigating Dakota Legacy - A Cruise Through Time & Culture Along the Mississippi River

Led by Dakota people, this cultural cruise along the Mississippi River takes you on a transformative voyage through time connecting the past and present of Dakota life. With each stop at cultural landmarks and sacred sites, we will listen to ancestral teachings and stories that have lasted through the ages, gaining a deeper appreciation for the Dakota people's profound relationships with the river, land and the stars above.

As we navigate the mighty waters of the Mississippi River, our journey will help others see the river through Dakota eyes. From ancient legends to pivotal moments in history, the boat becomes a floating classroom where captivating stories come to life. We will return to shore with new understandings of the harmony between the Dakota people and the rivers and lands they call home.

Dakota guides will include Marlena Myles, Fern Renville, Tanagidan To Win (Blue Hummingbird Woman)

Meet at the Watergate Marina, 2500 Crosby Farm Road, Saint Paul Minnesota, 55116. Crosby Farm Road is at the intersection of Shepherd Road and Gannon Road.

Transportation to the Watergate Marina is on your own.

Beverages will be available to purchase on board the boat. You may bring your own food.

 Ages 21+.

If the tour is full, please add your name to the waitist. We will let you know if spots become available.

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Instructor

Marlena Myles


DIGITAL ARTIST + ANIMATOR + FABRIC/FASHION DESIGNER + BOOK ILLUSTRATOR

Marlena Myles is a self-taught Native American (Spirit Lake Dakota/Mohegan/Muscogee) artist located in St Paul, Minnesota. Her art brings modernity to Indigenous history, languages and oral traditions while using the land as a teacher. Growing up on her traditional Dakota homelands here in the Twin Cities, she enjoys using her artwork to teach Minnesotans of all backgrounds the Indigenous history of this place we call home.

Her professional work includes public art, children’s books, augmented reality, murals, fabrics, animations and has shown her work in fine art galleries such as the Minneapolis Institute of Art, The Museum of Russian Art, Red Cloud Heritage Center and the Minnesota Museum of American Art to name a few. Her first permanent site-specific augmented reality public art installation known as the Dakota Spirit Walk is available on the Revelo AR app.

In 2021, she opened her own Dakota publishing company called Wíyouŋkihipi (We Are Capable) Productions to create a platform that educates and honors the culture, language and history of Dakota people.

Tanagidan Winyan


Tanaǧidaŋ To Wiŋ is a Dakota and Ojibwe mother. She grew up in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She is the author of Takoza: Walks With the Blue Moon Girl, Animals of Khéya Wíta, Animals of Nimaamaa-Aki, and OurLoveLanguage. She owns Blue Hummingbird Woman Indigenous Gift Shop in downtown Saint Paul. Tara is inspired by the loving hearts of her sons: she is a creator, plant medicine enthusiast, and has always loved to write. She believes in the healing power of storytelling.

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  Marlena Myles , Tanagidan Winyan , Fern Naomi Renville


Watergate Marina at Crosby Farm
Tuesday, Jul 23
5:00 - 8:00 PM

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Min Age   8 yr.

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Price: $ 42 00
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  Marlena Myles , Tanagidan Winyan , Fern Naomi Renville


Watergate Marina at Crosby Farm
Wednesday, Aug 7
5:00 - 8:00 PM

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Min Age   8 yr.

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Price: $ 42 00