Over the past few months, I have been lucky enough to work with a few fabulous young women to organize a caravan of cars to head to the 4th Annual Healing Walk taking place in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Over 40 people from Vancouver alone will be travelling to Alberta in the next few days to take part in this ceremonial event.
As a group of women who have been organizing in our communities on issues such as Indigenous sovereignty and environmental protection, we felt it crucial to accept this open invitation to go to the tar sands to join those who are saying: “Stop the destruction and start the healing.”
This is one of the main messages of the Healing Walk.
First things first: We need to stop the destruction