Archive for the ‘Water is Sacred’ Category

Mississippi River Water Walk 2013 underway!

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Mississippi River Water Walk 2013 started on Friday, March 1!

Here is a copy of their tentative schedule.

Lead walker Sharon Day and Eagle Staff Carrier.

LIVE gps map… updates every 10 minutes.


Sample map: Day 4 beings.

Please keep up to date with them by joining their facebook group:  Mississippi River Water Walk 2013

If you have a day or a few days they need walkers and staff carriers. Please contact:

Sharon Day, Lead Walker, by email at or make contact via their facebook page.

Miigwech Water Walkers! Stay warm in the north and cool in the south and safe the whole route!


Lake Nipigon Water Walk 2012

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Posted for Nokomis Josephine Mandamin, Mother Earth Water Walker

April 24, 2012, at Rocky Bay, the water will be lifted after the Offerings are made to the sacred waters. This will be approximately at 8 am, although the morning Tobacco and Pipe Offering will have been made prior to the lifting of the water.  We will then proceed on Hwy 11 towards Nipigon, Ontario.

Over the past year we have honored the sacred waters of Lake Nipigon with three offerings: the first was in the summer at the mouth of Lake Superior where the Nipigon River flows, then over the winter a big Bundle Offering was presented to the Spirits, and then this winter (new year), another bundle was offered to the ice water at Rocky Bay. On April 24th will be the fourth offering.

Those that want to join us are asked to bring good and happy energy. Not everyone will be able to carry the water and staff all the way through because of the shortage of boats. We do not have extra skirts so women are asked to wear/bring their own skirts.

Contact will be through or website or email for now:

More information will be shared as we receive more.


Maude Barlow to Water Walkers + Right to Water

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Maude’s statement to Mother Earth Water Walkers

Council of Canadians Submission – Right to Water

On May 20th, 2011, the Mother Earth Water Walkers  stopped at Victoria Island for the day. Emma Lui, Council of Canadians, shared a statement prepared by Maude Barlow.

Chi miigwech to Francine Payer and Irving Leblanc from the AFN for coordinating the event.

Photo: Emma Lui, Council of Canadians.

Victoria Island, Ottawa, Ontario, May 20th, 2011, 10am-2pm

Photos by Joanne Lamoureaux

Crisis on Tap Trail (youtube film)

Sunday, April 24th, 2011