The Expedition

A dog- and woman-powered journey down the South Kawishiwi waterway from Ely, Minnesota to it’s outlet in Hudson Bay. The expedition will take us on exhilarating adventure with a mission to connect with and share the stories of the people along the route and the significance the water has to them.

The plan is for the expedition itself to start as soon as the ice is good in December 2020 and end sometime in April 2021. Until then, we are spending our time training our dogs and ourselves, planning, and connecting with communities.


The route travels from Birch Bay on the South Kawishiwi in Ely, Minnesota through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness along the US-Canada border down the Rainy River to the Winnepeg River across Lake Winnepeg and down the Nelson River to Hudson Bay ending in Churchill, Manitoba.