Sacred Water Walk

Many of us have been inspired by grandmother Josephine Mandamin and her dedication to water protection through walking for the water. In honour of all that has been inspired in us through her walks, we feel called to walk for the health of the Speed and Eramosa rivers that we enjoy so freely. Join this second annual Sacred Water Walk which is held in ceremony and in prayer for the health of our waters......

Because we are in a specific Anishinaabe Ceremony, women wear long skirts and men long pants to show our respect for our Grandmothers, for Mother Earth and for ourselves. Women on their Moon-time do not carry the water during this time, as they are already in Ceremony.

A Water Walk is Not

*a protest, activist action, or a social event.

*about the individual or what you can gain sitting idle

*a place to look for your next partner

*for boasting, social chatting, carelessly talking nor gossiping

*for thrill seekers, nor is it a contest or competition, exercise, a work-out, or a game of “I can handle it” or go the distance

*for those that just show up at the end the walk to be seen and to say they were there

*a performance piece

*for those who have romanticized ideas about Indigenous people

*for those who feel the need to force other cultural values onto protocols already in place

Note: If anyone is disruptive/disrespectful, or abusive they will be asked to leave.

A Water Walk IS first and foremost about Water. It is a ANISHINAABE CEREMONY from the time the pail is lifted to the time of set down the Walkers are in Ceremony.

May 05, 2019 at 10:00am - 12pm
Lynn O'Donnell Sage RavenStar Michael Dube Laura Hacker Pia Zimmermann Alison Argue Elizabeth Raymond Carol Schofield Arlene Slocombe Catherine Dyer Alisa Nguyen Tina Peddle Katherine Nixon Dawn Matheson

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  • Margaret Ruggles
    commented 2019-05-05 08:02:22 -0400
    Hi. I would LOVE to come but unfortunately it is Sunday morning, and I still worship in church on sundays as a christian – the afternoon would have been better timing for me, and those of us who still go to worship on sundays…
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  • Beth Shier
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