We abuse land because we see it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect. -Aldo Leopold

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2019 Environmentalist of the Year Awards & Celebration

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    2019 Environmentalist of the Year

    This Year's Keynote Speaker: Frank Ettawageshik

    Our 31st Annual Environmentalist of the Year Awards & Celebration on April 26 is the premier environmental celebration in northern Michigan.

    This year's guest speaker will be Frank Ettawageshik, Executive Director of the United Tribes of Michigan. He is a traditional storyteller and potter, believing that native people need to be rooted in their traditions in order to be prepared for the future.

    Once again, the NMC Native American Group is co-hosting the event!

    Music will be provided by Seth Bernard & Friends as part of the program.

    Doors open at 5:30 PM for check-in. Enjoy drinks and local hors d’oeuvres by Taproot in the Dennos Museum atrium. The program starts at 7:00 PM in the Milliken Auditorium.

    Online Ticket Sales Now Open!

    Online ticket sales will close on April 24. Tickets at the door will be $30.

    $25 General Admission
    $10 Student Admission


    April 26, 2019 at 5:30pm
    Dennos Museum and Milliken Auditorium
    1701 E Front St
    Traverse City, MI 49686
    United States
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