Three Anishinabe from Wiiikwemkoong Unceded Territory on Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Francesca Pheasant 12, Autumn Peltier 11 (child delegates) and Bernadette Shawanda (chaperone, Great Lakes Cultural Camps) have been selected to represent Canada at the Children's Climate Conference in Sodertalje, Sweden November 25th - 28th, 2015.
The children have been a part of the Great Lakes Cultural Camps Native Student Leadership program for the last 2 years. Learn more: www.culturalcamps.com.
Join our GLCC Community on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube and follow the 2015 Children's Climate Conference. For additional information contact Maheengun Shawanda at Great Lakes Cultural Camps @ 705-942-9909 or email@example.com
Join our water walk from Eagle Lake to Shoal Lake in Treaty 3/Ontario along TransCanada's proposed Energy East pipeline route.
The Walk will take place beginning on August 3 to 7 2015.
Anishinabe Women, Youth & Elders Hold Ceremony, Public Event on Lake of the Woods, March in Kenora for World Water Day
Grassroots Indigenous Water Defence hosted an event at McLeod Park to raise awareness about threats to local waterways, in solidarity with Indigenous communities protecting water around the world Kenora, Treaty #3
On March 22nd at McLeod Park, Anishinabe women & Treaty 3 People from the Grassroots Indigenous Water Defence (GIWD) conducted a traditional water ceremony on Lake of the Woods to honour our sacred connection to the water. A ceremony that protect the local lakes and waterways from threats including the Energy East Tarsands Pipeline, Tarsands bitumen and natural gas transported by rail, industrial logging and mining, destructive hydro dams, and other forms of industrial pollution. The march was followed by a rally-style speaking event and a march through the streets of Kenora.Read more
World Water Day - Sunday, March 22nd 2015
#LoveNibi #InTheNameOfTheMother #LoveWater
"The Water is sick and people need to really fight for that water, to speak for that water, to love that water." - Josephine Mandamin, Grandmother, Water Walker
Below is a list of Indigenous Women Led World Water Day Events:Read more
Water Walks & Healing Walks Listing 2015
This listing is not complete and is being updated regularly as we receive more information. If you know of any Water Walks or Healing Walks not listed here, please send details to firstname.lastname@example.org, and include organizer contact info and relevant links, groups, photos and or videos.
“As women, we are carriers of the water. We carry life for the people. So when we carry that water, we are telling people that we will go any lengths for the water. We’ll probably even give our lives for the water if we have to. We may at some point have to die for the water, and we don’t want that,” Josephine Mandamin - Grandmother, WaterWalker
Minister Joe Oliver and Premier Redford Invited to Join More than 500 Residents and Concerned Citizens From Across Canada, US
FORT MCMURRAY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - June 17, 2013) -
Editors Note: A photo for this release will be available on the Canadian Press picture wire via Marketwire.
Chief Allan Adam of the Athabasca Fort Chipewyan First Nation has issued a formal request to Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver and Alberta Premier Allison Redford to join the fourth annual Tar Sands Healing Walk in Fort McMurray on July 6. A fourteen-kilometre, day-long journey, hosted by the Keepers of the Athabasca, the Healing Walk is a spiritual gathering focused on healing the traditional territory of the nations that has been impacted by tar sands expansion.
"We believe that our politicians are out of touch and have no idea what it is like to live day-to-day in a place that has been made toxic by out of control tar sands development. It is important for them to experience this place, to drink the water, breathe the air and hear from the people who are quickly losing hope for a livable future for their children and grandchildren," said Chief Adam. "On behalf of our nation and the more than five hundred others who will join us on this journey, we invite Minister Oliver and Premier Redford to walk alongside us."
To encourage participation by the politicians, the nation has also issued a formal petition, which to date has already gathered close to 7000 signatures. The petition can be found on the Healing Walk website at http://www.healingwalk.org/helpfromhomeRead more