Save the date for the Friends’ Annual Member Gathering!

Join Friends members, board and staff for our Annual Member Gathering on Thursday, November 6th from 6:00 – 8:30 PM. This is a very special year for the Boundary Waters, being the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act. We hope you can join us for a celebration of this milestone and to honor the recipient of our annual Conservation Award.

Photo: American Rivers

Photo: American Rivers

We’re pleased to announce that our keynote speaker is Jaime A. Pinkham, a citizen of the Nez Perce Tribe and Vice President of the Bush Foundation in St. Paul, Minnesota leading their native nations program. His speech is entitled “Standing at the Looking Back Place,” and reflects on the value and values of wilderness.

Prior to joining the Foundation he spent over two decades working in the Pacific Northwest advocating for tribal sovereignty, self-determination and treaty rights. He was elected twice to the governing body of the Nez Perce Tribe and managed the Tribe’s natural resources programs where he was involved in reintroducing grey wolves to Idaho, acquiring tribal ancestral lands in northeast Oregon, water rights negotiations and salmon recovery. He has served on various tribal, conservation and education boards and currently serves on the Wilderness Society’s Governing Council and American Rivers Board of Directors.

Tickets will go on sale soon, and will be $40 for individual tickets, $175 for half-tables of five people, and $350 for a full table of ten people.

Save the date! Details on how to purchase tickets will be available soon on this page.