Idle No More Walk for Future Generations Cold Lake

Do you come from the LAND, do you breath the AIR, drink the WATER, and need the SUN?

4 LAWS of Life...without one, there is NO LIFE!


WE WALK FOR OUR FUTURE GENERATIONS...

Inspired by a Mother & Grandmother for her Future Generations


 ***LIVE USTREAM*** (Where possible)


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WE INVITE ALL TO WALK WITH US! 

This walk is to create awareness and bring to light the damage we are doing to Mother Earth in regards to the oil & gas industry, fracking etc. but the ongoing CNRL Oil Spill (since May 2013 & no answers on how to stop) inspired this walk.  We are also walking to support & stand in solidarity with our Elsipogtog brothers & sisters of the Mi'kmaq Territory out east in New Brunswick & all other defenders!  

Cold Lake First Nations member, Tammy Janvier's idea is to walk from Cold Lake First Nations Dene Casino (HWY 28), through Cold Lake, AB to La Corey, AB (HWY 55), then south on HWY 41 to Bonnyville, AB.  After camping outside of Bonnyville, AB, walk back to Cold Lake Dene Casino making a full circle of solidarity!


Welcome all to participate in 3 day walk...

from Saturday, October 26, 2013 to Monday, October 28, 2013  


  • PROTECT & DEFEND OF 4 LAWS: Land, Air, Water, & Sun (Fire)

  • SOLIDARITY WITH MI'KMAQ/ELSOPOGTOG & ALL OTHER DEFENDERS

  • AWARENESS OF THE EFFECTS OF OIL & GAS EXTRACTION ON OUR FUTURE GENERATIONS (6-MONTH UNSOLVED & CONTINUAL CNRL OIL SPILL INSPIRED FURTHER ACTION TO PROTECT OUR UNBORN GENERATION'S FUTURE)


We will need a lot of support and assistance to complete the walk.

Walkers will need support people for food, supplies, camping set-up etc...

 

Walk Information:

  1. DAY #1 (Sat. Oct 26, 2013 at 8:00AM) 31.3 KM: Cold Lake First Nations Dené Casino (HWY 28) to Imperial Oil (Esso) Plant Turn Off, AB (HWY 55 & RG RD 892) - Camp Day #1 (Tentative Esso 4-Way Corner or 3 KM south on RG RD 892 at Beaver River)
  2. DAY #2 (Sun. Oct 27, 2013 at 8:00AM) 34.2 KM: Imperial Oil (Esso) Plant Turn-off (HWY 55 & RG RD 892) to Bonnyville, AB (HWY 28) making a walk through LaCorey, AB (HWY 55 & HWY 41) - Camp Day #2 (Tentative Bonnyville Museum)
  3. DAY #3 (Mon. Oct 28, 2013 at 8:00AM) 39.9 KM:  Bonnyville, AB (HWY 28) to Cold Lake First Nations Dené Casino (HWY 28).
  • FINISH: Monday, Oct 28, 2013 - evening & Welcome Celebration courtesy of Keepers of Athabasca (Jesse Cardinal)

TOTAL WALK 106.4 KM

We have a critical situation here in Alberta too with the Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL) Oil Spill on the Canadian Air Weapons Range since May 2013 (See Globe & Mail).  

To date, CNRL is unable to stop the spill and as a result, Cold Lake First Nations has a law suit against the company.  Many surrounding nations like Saddle Lake Cree Nation, Beaver Lake Cree Nation etc.. and other residents have voiced major concern to their health and the environment.  

 

News Clip from article in Huffington Post: 

(Source: Huffington Post)

"...Already, more than 1.5 million liters of tar sands bitumen has been spilled and the number climbs higher every day. The blow out is likely to keep going into winter because CNRL and the government are unable to stop it.


Approximate amount of tar sands spilled at 4-uncappable CNRL spill sites near Cold Lake, Alberta (in litres)

The situation is now so bad that the Alberta government has ordered CNRL to drain a lake to try to better deal with it.

Within a few weeks the lake will be gone. CNRL has been ordered to return it in 2014 but I think we all know that lakes can't simply be filled like a swimming pool. Lakes are an integral part of ecosystems. Animals, insects, birds and plants depend on them and those interconnected relationships take decades or even centuries to develop.

While the removal of this lake will have long-term impacts, it is likely the best decision. It's an indication of how hard tar sands incidents are to clean up and just how extreme this situation has become. It has become so bad that a lake must be removed to try to deal with it.

As the water is drained, and the unanswered questions grow, the Alberta government must be held to account...."

 

Do you come from the LAND, do you breath the AIR, drink the WATER, and need the SUN?

4 LAWS of Life...without one, there is NO LIFE!


Planning started Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 from a woman's vision...& required immediate action! This is an event planned in days & therefore, will require all the volunteered support &/or organizational sponsorship immediately.  We understand this is short notice but the crisis and attack on Mother Earth is not new but needs immediate ACTION to address!  It's now or never!

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Brian Grandbois: 587-201-9941

Tammy Janvier: 780-201-7298

Shannon Houle: 780-545-4860

MEDIA RELEASE: http://www.scribd.com/doc/178839417/Cold-Lake-Walk-for-Future-Generations-Media-Advisory


 

CALL OUT FOR SUPPORTERS AND DONATIONS: 

We are looking for help with things and positions that are needed for the successful execution and completion of this walk.

  1. People - drummers, ceremonial people, prayers, elders, youth, and people of all types, races, cultures. We need camp helpers to set up the camps ahead of the walkers, people to cook, first aid, and people with massage experience to renew the walkers.
  2. Drivers - to transport elders and those who cannot walk the entire distance and to transport supplies. Also, 2 flank vehicles for the front and rear of the walkers.
  3. Supplies - WATER, lots of water! Food such as proteins like dried meat, dried fish, cooked chicken, bison, hot soup. vegetables, fruits like berries, oranges, bananas, tea, coffee, juices, nuts, dried fruit.

Bannock and other high carb foods can be donated for the end of the day foods, and the feast after the walk. We want the walkers to be able to keep their energy high for the 3 days, so high protein and low carb for the walking portions of the days.
Flashlights help, and first aid kits and supplies.

If you can help, please contact us. Some donations can be dropped off at Cold Lake First Nations Ebay Community Centre.

Spread the word please! Thank you everyone for your help in making this a successful in whatever way you are able to lend your energy.  

Masi cho ~ Anna Faulds

WHEN
October 26, 2013 at 8am - October 29, 2013 October 26, 2013 at 8am - October 29, 2013
WHERE
Start at Dene Casino
on HWY 28
Cold Lake First Nations, AB T9M
Canada
Google map and directions
CONTACT
Shannon Houle & Tammy Janvier ·
30 RSVPS
lorraine clements Li Chok Che Naglok Kim Newby Sheelah McLean Clayton Thomas-Muller Jessica Gordon Tigana Too Tori Cress Dawn Marie Marchand Sandra Powderhorn Chelsea Taylor Melissa Daniels Lise Frigault becky attilon tiffany janvier Shannon Houle

Will you come?

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Sat, Oct 26: Sun, Oct 27: Mon, Oct 28:

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  • Eddie Mitchell
    commented 2013-10-27 05:48:32 -0700
    I am living in Ireland and have been following your progress over the last few months since Dr Eilish Cleary gave a talk in Fremanagh about a health impacts study she worked on. We are going to cycle around our beautiful lake next year to raise awareness about the introduction of shallow fracking in the North west of Ireland. We admire your courage and I hope we will find similar courage here to stand up for our land and our future generations here. Thank you for being so strong.
  • lorraine clements
    rsvped 2013-10-27 02:15:22 -0700
  • Shannon Houle
    commented 2013-10-26 17:28:17 -0700
    Please share the word that we are doing great & we just got word from RCMP is keeping watch with us & here to help & that CNRL have no concerns with us camping the night…we have only 7 km to Bonnyville & rest…thanks so much for prayers & support, we’re strong because of it! Spirit’s are high!
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  • Corine Grandbois
    commented 2013-10-26 10:09:10 -0700
    If my baby Oree Bea (3 mos old) can join the walk for an hour, you can join the walk and show your support too!
  • Li Chok Che Naglok
    rsvped +7 2013-10-25 13:29:08 -0700
  • Kim Newby
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  • Sheelah McLean
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  • Clayton Thomas-Muller
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  • Jessica Gordon
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  • Shannon Houle
    commented 2013-10-23 23:46:54 -0700
    Anna Faulds
    2 hours ago
    CALL OUT FOR SUPPORTERS AND DONATIONS: Hey people,

    We are looking for help with things and positions that are needed for the successful execution and completion of this walk.
    1. People- drummers, ceremonial people, prayers, elders, youth, and people of all types, races, cultures. We need camp helpers to set up the camps ahead of the walkers, people to cook, first aid, and people with massage experience to renew the walkers.
    2. Drivers- to transport elders and those who cannot walk the entire distance and to transport supplies. Also, 2 flank vehicles for the front and rear of the walkers.
    3. Supplies- WATER, lots of water! Food such as proteins like dried meat, dried fish, cooked chicken, bison, hot soup. Veggies, fruits like berries, oranges, and bananas.
    tea, coffee, juices, nuts, dried fruit.
    Bannock and other high carb foods can be donated for the end of the day foods, and the feast after the walk. We want the walkers to be able to keep their energy high for the 3 days, so high protein and low carb for the walking portions of the days.
    Flashlights help, and first aid kits and supplies.
    If you can help, please contact me via inbox. I’ll have a place and contact in Cold Lake by tomorrow.
    Spread the word please! Thank you everyone for your help in making this a successful in whatever way you are able to lend your energy. Masi cho
  • Shannon Houle
    commented 2013-10-23 22:44:22 -0700
    Any type of help is welcome!
  • Dawn Marie Marchand
    rsvped +1 2013-10-23 17:48:45 -0700
  • Sandra Powderhorn
    commented 2013-10-23 12:50:54 -0700
    Hi Tammy, I have 9 of us wishing to participate however the walk is too long to commit to. We are willing to stage a protest, complete with signs and handouts, on Saturday afternoon at the roundabout by the Imperial Oil entrance. What would you like to see on the handouts? Pls. call me!
  • Sandra Powderhorn
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    rsvped 2013-10-22 02:28:16 -0700
  • tiffany janvier
    rsvped +2 2013-10-21 07:04:11 -0700
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