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An Afternoon with The Humble Horse
April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
In the 1970s, the Ojibwe pony was driven to the brink of extinction. Today, with 150 left on Turtle Island, The Humble Horse is dedicated to the preservation and reconnecting of their four-legged relatives to their Indigenous communities. These special animals are sometimes also referred to as the Spirit Horse because of their sacred connections and healing gifts.
We welcome all members of our UW community to learn about the history, contemporary revival, and future outlook for the restoration of this Indigenous horse breed with members of The Humble Horse. There will be an opportunity to meet the ponies and learn directly why they are so special to Ojibwe people. We will also hear from an Ojibwe storyteller who grew up with these horses and will share about their significance to community wellness and cultural traditions.