Past Walks & Events

Every walk is the same and every walk is different.

Lake Superior Nibi Walk – August 1 – September 4, 2023

A 1,129 mile walk encircling Lake Superior. Read more.

Pelican River Nibi Walk – October 7-8, 2022

The Pelican River is an 85.3 mile tributary of the Otter Tail River in the Detroit Lakes area.

Menomin Lake Nibi Walk – September 22, 2022

An eight mile, one day walk in Menominie, WI. The name for Lake Menomin is derived from the Ojibwe name for this lake, Manoominikaani-zaaga’igan meaning “Abundant with Wild Rice Lake.” This walk was sponsored by the First Congregational United Church of Christ.

Cedar River Nibi Walk – August 14-23, 2022

A walk focused on youth participation and dedicated to Joey Nash. Learn more about the Cedar River Nibi Walk. 333 Miles

Kinnickinnic River Nibi Walk – May 21, 2022

Twenty two miles, from north of River Falls, Wisconsin, to Kinnickinnic State Park, at the confluence of the Kinnickinnic and St. Croix Rivers.

Otter Tail River Walk – Sept. 18-22, 2021

From Bemidji area to the confluence with the Red River in Breckenridge, Minnesota. The river is 192 miles long.

Line 3 Nibi Walk

Sunday, July 18 to July 28, 2021 walking the length of the proposed Line 3 in Minnesota, East to West.

Ninga Izhichige Nibi Onji / I Will Do It For The Water

May 6, 2021 – September 12, 2021
Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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The Missouri River Water Walk:

A musical play that chronicles this water walk from Three Points Montana to St. Louis, Missouri.

May 21-23, 2021, Hidden Falls Park, St. Paul, MN

Willow River Nibi Walk, from Clear Lake to Hudson, WI – April 30 – May 1, 2021

This Nibi Walk is being co-sponsored by the North Woods and Waters of the St. Croix Heritage Area, the Friends of the Willow River and Kinnickinnic State Parks and the Clear Lake Earth Day Committee.

Tree of Peace, Tree of Life, Tree for the Future, October 11, 2020

A community sculpture to send peace into the future. Learn more.

Salt River Water Walk, February 14-18, 2020, Phoenix, AZ

Learn more about the Salt River Nibi Walk

Lake Pokegema Water Walk, September 13-14, 2019, Grand Rapids, MN

Red River of the North Nibi Walk, Breckenridge, MN to Lake Winnigpeg, Manitoba. August 1-11, 2019

Learn more about the Red River of the North Nibi Walk.

Cannon River Water Walk, Waterville MN to Red Wing MN, July 12-14, 2019

Sponsored by the Minnesota Humanities Commission as part of the We Are Water traveling exhibit.

Cuyahoga River Nibi Walk, Burton OH to Lake Erie, June 17-19, 2019

Sponsored by the Cleveland Print Room, through the Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion, as part of a series of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Cuyahoga River catching fire on June 22, 1969.

Chicago River Water Walk, Chicago, IL – March 23, 2019

Media coverage of Chicago River Water Walk.

Phalen Creek Water Walk, St. Paul MN – October 27, 2018

Wisconsin River Water Walk – August 4 – 15, 2018

Learn more about the Wisconsin River Water Walk

Missouri River Water Walk – August 1 – September 23, 2017

Learn more about the Missouri River Water Walk.

Potomac River Water Walk – October 7 – 19, 2016

Kettle River Walk – September 2016

Learn more about the Kettle River Walk

Minnehaha Creek Water Walk – July 31, 2016

MNi’sota River Water Walk  | March 25th – April 1st, 2016

Chippewa River Water Walk  | April 20-25, 2015

James River Unity Water Walk | May 11 – 22, 2015

Cuyahoga River Water Walk | June 22 – 25, 2015

St. Louis Water Walk – 2014

Learn more about the St. Louis River Water Walk.

Ohio River Walk – 2014

Learn more about the Ohio River Water Walk.

Mississippi River Water Walk -2013

From Minnesota’s Lake Itasca to Fort Jackson Mississipp, 1752 Miles over 62 days.