Fabled Headwaters of the Mee-zee-see-bee

April 15th, 2021

Voices from the Mississippi Headwaters and Twin Cities share reflections on canoeing, protest and a 100-year history of the region.

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During late summer of 2019, recordings of voices, conversations and poetry were taken at the opening events of Mississippi: An Anthropocene River at the fabled headwaters in northern Minnesota, and further downstream at the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Sixteen-year-old Chavez Bronson shares reflections on canoeing the river and the youth climate strikes, which happened during this time. Teacher Anita Gates recounts a 100-year history of the region through her grandmother’s eyes. Michael Chaney, director of non-profit Project Sweetie Pie, rehearses the poem he wrote; “Mee-zee-see-bee, Great River.” And Joe Davis, spoken word poet of the Harrisson neighborhood of North Minneapolis, raises energies on the banks of the river at urban farm Mississippi Mushrooms.