4th Annual Tarsands Healing Walk

The Healing Walk started in 2010 in Fort McMurray Alberta, which is located in the Northern Boreal Forest. Fort McMurray is in Treaty 8 where for the past 50 years there has been oil extraction. Initially the extraction was oil, it is now crude which is a much heavier form of oil and takes more energy and water to extract, making it one if the dirtiest oils on the planet.


The closest major river that runs through Fort McMurray is the Athabasca River. The Athabasca River starts in Jasper and runs through communities such as Fort McKay, Fort Chipewyan and Fort Smith and eventually drains into the Artic Basin. It virtually affects Treaty 7, 6, 8 and 11 directly.


As the demand for tar sands oil continues to grow, more natural resources closest to these projects are being exhausted and contaminated with many toxics that are directly affecting and jeopardizing human health, health of other and all living beings, water, land and air.


Some journalists have classified the tar sands as the most destructive project on the planet.


Many groups and grassroots people have been actively engaged in education on different levels to inform the public and promote healthier progression, including diversity of economy, to include a strong market in alternative and more sustainable options, like solar energy. Solar being a much less destructive option.


The Healing Walk was born out of a need to heal. The Healing walk is not a rally, march or protest, but an acknowledgement of the people and other living beings, the water, the land and the air, that is suffering due to our unhealthy energy addictions.


This years Healing walk will be on July 5th and 6th 2013. This is the 4th year of the Healing Walk. There is a lot of significance being the 4th year and the Indigenous people have many teachings around this and say that there is 4 to everything we do, some being; 4 directions, 4 seasons, 4 parts to our lives (spiritual, physical, mental and emotional). This year’s walk has a lot of meaning to us and will be a special experience for all who will be attending.

For more information please see website: www.healingwalk.org

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July 05, 2013 at 1pm - July 07, 2013 July 05, 2013 at 1pm - July 07, 2013
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Jean Michel Baptiste Kwentong Bayan nielsen tannis Davina Ridley Mista Wasis Nic Cool Bruce Jackson Loretta Antoine myna lee johnstone Melissa Mollen Dupuis Arlene Seegerts Widia Larivière DrSusan Rubin Erica Lee Sapa Wakinyan Black Thunderbird Butterflies InSpirit Tori Cress Dee Shanger /° Janet Fiskio Andrea StangerSchmidtka Wanda Nanibush Melissa Daniels Karen Delver Julie Sound Leon Chalifoux Sheelah McLean Clayton Thomas-Muller Lise Frigault Shannon Houle Colleen A. Cardinal Chelsea Taylor Li Chok Che Naglok Brent Peckachase Nitanis Desjarlais Lori Brave Rock Daniel-Léo Richard Judy Rebick Alex Wilson Simon Paul-Dene Mike Bee Chantal Stormsong Chagnon Angela Dawn Bercier Twila Eagle Bear-Singer

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