Natalie Warren and Ann Raiho were the first two women to paddle the 2,000 miles from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay in 2011, following Eric Sevareid's route from Canoeing With the Cree.

Natalie is currently giving presentations about her and Ann's expedition. Past presentations include Canoecopia, REI, St.Olaf College, Princeton University, the University of Maryland, and for CURE Minnesota's annual conference (300+ people). She and Ann were nominated for Canoe & Kayak's 2012 Expedition of the Year and were written about in Outside Magazine, Canoe&Kayak, and the Star Tribune. Here is their Hudson Bay Bound Blog, which has over 40,000 views. The skills they acquired from planning and executing this trip prepared Natalie to start Wild River Academy. 


The goal of the presentation is to encourage people to pursue their passions, resulting in greater opportunities for themselves and their communities. Please visit for more information.


The presentation runs from 65 - 80 minutes. Price varies depending on venue and distance.

Please email Natalie at to book a presentation for your institution.