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  • Non-Aboriginal Canadians get set to experience KI
    “That’s what I’d like to learn.” Notable visitors include Idle No More co-founder Jessica Gordon, Thunder Bay-Superior North MP Bruce Hyer, and three walkers of the Journey of Nishiyuu, in which a group of youth who walked from their reserve in ...
  • Paddlers show solidarity for National Aboriginal Day
    Others saw the event as a continuation of the Journey of the Nishiyuu, when a group of six young men walked from a Northern Quebec Cree community to Ottawa in March. During that epic journey, more walkers joined at each Cree and Algonquin community.
  • First Nations unrest depends on action Stephen Harper takes on treaty rights: Shawn Atleo
    He pointed to the “grace and strength” of the Nishiyuu walkers who trekked to Ottawa this winter and were joined by hundreds of supporters — only to find the prime minister in Toronto greeting panda bears from China. The walkers responded with ...
  • Shawn Atleo: First Nations Unrest This Summer Depends On Stephen Harper
    He pointed to the "grace and strength" of the Nishiyuu walkers who trekked to Ottawa this winter and were joined by hundreds of supporters — only to find the prime minister in Toronto greeting panda bears from China. The walkers responded with dignity ...
  • David Kawapit joins Manitoba youth in Ottawa
    About 30 aboriginal youth from Manitoba arrived on Parliment Hill this week after a 48-day trek. The group known as Youth For Lakes walked more than 2,100 kilometres to raise awareness and put pressure on the federal government to protect waterways in Manitoba. As the Cree walkers of Nishiyuu reached their destination in March, these Manitoba youth were just starting out. They invited Nishiyuu founder David Kawapit of Whapmagoostui to join them for the last few kilometres of their journey. Joshua Loon spoke with David.
  • Nishiyuu Walkers: In Restlessness, There Is Power
    When the Nishiyuu Walkers arrived in Ottawa on March 25, 2013, 68 days and 1,600 kilometres from the start of their journey, they were fulfilling a time-honoured Cree tradition of walking. It is not a small thing this tradition. For thousands of years, the ...
  • They've done it!!!
    They've done it!!! Our Nishiyuu Walkers have made it to Ottawa today! What great day this was! Unity, healing and purification has begun. Let the 8th Fire be rekindled for generations to come! I want to share a story with you all. A Cree friend of mine has friends living in Wakefield, Qc where the walkers were welcomed over the weekend. (They were treated and honoured with great respect and hospitality!) On the day they left this little town north of Gatineau, my family and I visited these friends of a friend, that evening. We sat around in the living room with our new friends and other guests. Two of the ladies present said they were doctors; one was a general practitioner and the other was a midwife. We were talking about the spiritual significance and meaning of the Journey of Nishiyuu when the midwife said something unbelievable… but it was confirmed by the second doctor. She said that within 24 hours following the arrival of the Nishiyuu Walkers in that area, seven babies were born! I said, “You know what, when the first group of Walkers left our community, there were seven of them….so what does this tell us? Everyone was quiet for a moment and all of us were at the verge of shedding tears…well, I did. For the longest moment there was a surge of loving energy within the room. It was so amazing! I thought about this story on the way back to our hotel room that evening and realized that this miracle of life (the birth of the 7 babies) tells us that our youth's vision to embark upon this sacred Journey to unite peoples comes from the Great Spirit, – the Giver of Life! This was again confirmed in Chelsea, Qc (that hosted the Walkers) when elder Matthew Natachequan, spiritual advisor to the Journey of Nishiyuu, shared his wisdom with us, an eagle flew in from the East and circled above the people. I truly believe that a new beginning has begun, as foretold in the prophecies. As our youth speakers so eloquently stated today at Parliament Hill, this is not the end of the Journey; this is only a beginning and one that will have continuity. This has been, indeed, the most important episode in the history of this country. Now, lets take those words we heard today and put them into action. Let's all be the change we want to see in the world!
  • Nishiyuu Walkers Meet With Justin Trudeau, Bernard Valcourt (PHOTO)
    A group of Cree youth who trekked 1,600 kilometers from Northern Quebec to Ottawa are making the rounds on Parliament Hill. Last night, Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt met with some of the young people who completed the trek for just over half ...
  • Nishiyuu Walkers sending message to obtuse Conservatives
    THUNDER BAY – The Nishiyuu Walkers are sending a strong message. It is a message that the Conservative government appears to be ignoring. In the House of Commons NDP Leader Thomas Muclair asked, “For the past three months, six young people from a Cree ...
  • Nishiyuu Walkers reach Chelsea, their ranks swollen from seven to several hundred
    OTTAWA — Every step David Kawapit took on Sunday brought him closer to Parliament Hill, the final stop on an extraordinary journey that has galvanized aboriginal youth and captured the broader public’s attention. The 18-year-old and six others ...
  • Nishiyuu Journey By Cree Youth Ends As Harper Greets Pandas (TWEETS, VIDEO)
    Two months and 1,600 kilometres later, a group of Cree youth arrived in Ottawa today, completing their trek from Northern Quebec in support of Idle No More and the Quebec Cree Nation. They were met with cheers, chants and waving flags as the group stepped ...
  • 'Nishiyuu Walkers' complete 1,600 km trek to Ottawa
    A group of Cree youth have arrived in Ottawa after trekking more than 1,600 kilometres through bush, snow and frigid cold temperatures in support of the Idle No More movement. Since starting the walk – called “The Journey of Nishiyuu”-- in mid ...
  • Cree youth who walked to Ottawa celebrated online
    The Journey of Nishiyuu, which means The Journeyof the People in Cree, began in Whapmagoostui, Que. several weeks ago and came to an end on Monday. Seven walkers -- six young people and a 49-year-old guide master -- left their homes in January determined ...

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