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We Are Water

West Central, MN

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August 20th - October 19th, 2020

Morrison Gallery

University of Minnesota Morris

600 E 4th St, Morris, MN 56267


Gallery Hours:

Closed - Check out We Are Water in Mankato or explore this site for more Western MN content!

The Event

We Are Water and Why Treaties Matter exhibits came to West Central MN Fall 2020! The exhibits were displayed in the Morrison Gallery at UMN Morris until mid October with paired events throughout the region continuing into 2021. To learn more about what has happened and what is coming, explore this website or visit our Facebook page at West Central MN We Are Water.


We Are Water and Why Treaties Matter are traveling exhibits from the MN Humanities Center that are intended as a space for people of all ages and experiences to connect and learn through our shared connection to water.  The exhibits in Morris will feature a variety of indigenous perspectives on water, an art contest, interviews with farmers on their relationships with water, information for rural landowners to get their water tested and more.


COVID19 Precautions: 

There is a 25 person limit in the gallery. Masks are required. 6 ft of physical distance required between yourself and other visitors. Hand sanitizer is available.

Groups: If you would like to reserve the gallery for a visit from a group, please contact Troy Goodnough at to register.


This work is made possible by the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment 




Tuesday April 20th, 2021 12pm.

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Listen to Local Water Stories


Mussel Field Day


Why Treaties Matter

Nibi Walk

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Nitrate Testing Clinic


Opening Event

People interacting with We Are Water exhibit in the Twin Cities

"Volunteer with the wetlands management in Morris."

What will you do to protect your community's water?


Below are responses from the prompt at the in-person part of our We Are Water exhibit. Please contact us to share your own stories and commitments!

"Plant native prairie plants."

"Change what soaps and cleaners I use."

"Look for ways to dispose of hazardous chemicals in my community."

"Fight and vote for Nibi."

"Volunteering a river cleanup proposal."


"Maintain my septic system"

"Speak up for treaty rights and contact my representatives to ask them to stop Line 3"

"Use less dyes in my washing."

"I will not use chemicals on my lawn."

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