Walpole Island First Nation Chief Burton Kewayosh Supports Community Day of Action October 26th, 2013
(by: Idle No More: Bkejwanong Territory)
"The Community of Walpole Island First Nation and neighboring communities have seen consistent threat to the essential element of life, water. Bombarded by perpetual spills and leaks our health is consistently at risk due to the inability of Government to regulate industries which pollute the water we drink and air we breathe.” A group of Idle No More members are planning a peaceful protest to build awareness of the environmental issues and build solidarity between First Nation Communities and their neighbors.
A peaceful rally will occur on Harsens Island Saturday Oct 26th.
Participants will begin by leaving Walpole Island and march to Harsens Island where participants will hear from Keynote Speakers and participate in Cultural activities.
Why Harsens Island? The recognition that regardless of borders or dividing lines, our communities drink the same water and breathe the same air. It is the hope to build alliances and relationships that will help to ensure a safe environmental future for all people.
Focus of the Rally:
- To build partnerships regarding the protection of water
- Foster Unity and Support for First Nations
- Highlight Environmental Concerns that affect everyone
Heres a link to the event page where you can view the full Flyer and Schedule
202 Fruit St
Canada: 299 River Road North, Walpole Island, Ontario, N8A 4K9
Algonac, MI N8A 4K9
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