God’s Forgotten Language
An opportunity to examine the recovery of dreams in spiritual life & explore their vital role in scripture & in traditions of the early church.
As of April 15, our 10 person limit for this retreat has been reached and registration is now closed. Check back soon for information about next year’s Spirit of Place Kayak retreat and for early registering.
Each year, the Cedar Tree Institute hosts one or more Kayak Retreats. This year’s event is titled “Lake Superior: Water, Symbol, Soul” and will take place in August along 40 miles of remote Lake Superior shoreline. This retreat is limited to 10 persons, and the registration deadline is June 1st.
Last year’s Spirit of Place Kayak Retreat was full by mid April, so don’t procrastinate.
We’re making it easier than ever to join the adventure.
You can now register online.
(Marquette, MI) – For spiritual, religious, cultural, ecological and common sense reasons, two groups of Northern Michigan University students are hosting an anti-wolf hunt education and petition signing event this Wednesday to help put the issue before Michigan voters.
The “Wolf Hunt Petition Signing Night” is from 7-10 p.m. this Wed., Feb. 27, 2013 in Jamrich 103 on the NMU Campus sponsored by the NMU EarthKeepers II Student Team and the Native American Students Association (NASA).
Learn more at the official Earthkeepers II website
The Earthkeepers II Initiative is sponsored by 10 U.P. Faith Communities and Assisted by Students at Northern Michigan University, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Forest Service and the Native American Communities of Northern Michigan
(Marquette, MI) – An Interfaith Energy Conservation and Community Garden Initiative across the Upper Peninsula will be announced during a press conference at 11 a.m. ET this Friday (1-18-13) inside the Pavilion at Presque Isle Park in Marquette, Michigan.
The press conference will be hosted by the Northern Michigan University EarthKeepers II Student Team: Katelin Bingner, Tom Merkel and Adam Magnuson.
The NMU students are planning to (more…)
from Marquette Monthly December, 2012
By Jon Magnuson
As remote Northern Michigan cabins are boarded up for the winter, local stores open doors with discount Christmas sales and holiday lights are strung across neighborhood porches. Deep in forests across the Upper Peninsula, 10,000 small Northern white cedar seedlings cling tenuously to life, buried under a first snowfall. Six months ago, human hands first gently placed them into dark soil on edges of forgotten burned-over meadows, under wooded canopies of remote riverbanks, and along (more…)
Commemorative archival prints are now available.
from The Christian Century September 26, 2012
By Jon Magnuson
Ahead of me, stumbling down an embankment, a 16-year-old boy drags a 50-pound bag of recently harvested rice seed toward the river bank. He’s a volunteer and part of a wild rice restoration project organized by the local County juvenile court, the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, and the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission. Our aim is to plant 2,100 lbs of wild rice seed (Zizania palustris) at seven different sites across two rural counties in Northern Michigan.
Once a treasured source of nourishment and sacred meaning for Native Americans of the Upper Midwest, natural stands of wild rice (Mamoomin in the Anishinaabe language) are diminishing because of the (more…)
The Cedar Tree Institute presents a free public presentation