Theland Kicknosway is 11 years old, Pottawatami Cree from Walpole Island.
He is a traditional drummer and hoop dancer and a valued youth leader in the Ottawa community.
He is planning to walk from Ottawa, ON to Kitigan Zibi, QC to Bridget Tolley's house March 31st - April 5th, 2015
Since Theland was 10 years old he wanted to support missing and murdered Indigenous womens intiatives and has come out every year to honour them by singing and drumming at Families of Sisters in Spirit vigils and ceremonies twice each year on Oct4th and Feb 14th.
Theland feels its important to bring attention to the children of missing and murdered Indigenous women need to be acknowledged and supported because he feels they are forgotten and under represented but they are the ones left behind. These children lost their mothers, aunties, sisters, cousins and are left to struggle with the loss and trauma that largely goes unacknowleged.
Theland wants those children to know he is thinking about them and he will continue to "walk in a good way" to be there for them.
It will take Theland 5-7 days to walk /run the 134 kilometers if he walks for 6 hours each day. Theland has the full support his family and community support. Please show your support in supporting youth leading the way to bring attention to this important intiative taken on by a young man.
Funds raised will help to to cover the costs of :
Good running shoes
Gas money/ Rent a support vehicle
Food to feed Theland, driver and suport people
Medicines ( tobacco, sage)
Leftover money will go towards FSIS annual Oct 4th Ceremonies 2015
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