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NEWS: Water walkers reach Lake Superior

Northland’s News Centre reports, “After walking with buckets of water for several hundred miles, Native American Grandmothers and walkers from the four coasts of North America came together on the Bad River Reservation (of Chippewa Indians, located on the south shore of Lake Superior) this weekend. After a number of welcoming and ceremonial dances and prayers, the water, which was walked from the North, East, and West was poured into Lake Superior, Sunday morning.”

On April 10, “Anishinaabe grandmothers, women and men, and youth from Canada and the United States” began walking “to call attention to the sacred gift of water” and to “raise awareness of the need to take care of the water, and to help our Mother Earth who is struggling to survive and to provide for all her children.” This year’s “Water Walk unites all the waters of our Mother Earth. Water from the vast Pacific Ocean, from the Gulf of Mexico, from the Atlantic Ocean and from Hudson Bay will be gathered in copper pails and carried by hand. (The walkers will converge on) the shores of Lake Superior (on Sunday June 12).”

To see a video of the water arriving at Lake Superior, go to http://www.northlandsnewscenter.com/news/local/After-Millions-of-Steps-Native-American-Water-Walk-Ends-in-Bad-River-123834634.html.

To read about Council of Canadians support of and participation in the water walk, please see http://canadians.org/campaignblog/?p=7802, http://canadians.org/campaignblog/?p=7975, http://canadians.org/campaignblog/?p=8011, and http://canadians.org/waterblog/?p=256, http://canadians.org/waterblog/?p=249.