Interview with David Huckfelt for Water is Life Festival
Honor the Earth and First Avenue are proud to present the second annual “Water Is Life” music, art, and cultural festival at Bayfront Park in Duluth, Minnesota. Featuring a coalition of musicians, artists, poets and Indigenous leaders, “Water Is Life” includes various forms of art and activism where 100% of proceeds from the festival go directly to Honor the Earth to protect Indigenous lands and people as well as other causes.
Festival production will be provided by Minneapolis music venue First Avenue, and Minnesota Public Radio with The Current leading a diverse coalition of community sponsors. Local, organic food vendors, regionally-sourced food and beverages, and a sustainability village of vendors will all be onsite. All proceeds from the festival will go to Winona LaDuke’s Honor the Earth organization to assist in urgent climate-justice efforts here in Minnesota and around the world.
Honor the Earth was founded by Indigenous activist Winona LaDuke as well as Amy Ray and Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls. Their mission is to create awareness and support for Native environmental issues. Honor the Earth develops these resources by using music, the arts, media, and Indigenous wisdom to spread information about their cause. They are the only Native organization that provides both financial support and organizing support to Native environmental initiatives.