Mother Earth Water Walks need immediate help in Washington!


I just posted this on facebook:
Good morning! I got a telephone message made at 4:30 this morning from Grandmother Josephine Mandamin. They need our help!  Josephine needs me to call them and tell them that they have support walkers and staff carriers coming… and i know of no one that has stood up to do this, so I haven’t called her… yet… please answer Nokomis’ call for more walkers and staff carriers… there are only the 3 of them now, herself, Shelley and Sylvia. There are 1163 members on the facebook list, if we all email or call a relative in the west we can get them the help they need… if you can’t walk, maybe you can drive someone there that can… they have recently turned off Hwy 508 onto Cinebar Rd not far from Ike Kinswa State Park in Washington. They walk the equivalent of a marathon everyday! I want to call Josephine and tell her that help is on the way… spread the word, make the phonecalls. Miigwech.

Josephine had a frantic week prior to hitting the road… the OPSEU convention in Toronto, jet lag, and exams and papers due for univeristy… two of which she finished in Olympia, Washington and emailed in… It’s my guess she might be a little pooped… and she would never complain about it… but she telephoned me this morning, something we were going to reserve for emergencies…. she will walk through her tiredness for the water… can we make some phone calls to people in the west that might be near where they currently are ( click on line under map that read “Click here to see where they are right now” via GPS tracking).

I will probably beg for help for the walkers that carry the water, many times through this walk… but this will probably be the hardest part of the walk, because the word isn’t out yet…

Please email me if you or someone you know is heading to Cinebar Road to walk with the women. I want to make that phone call back to the walkers with the good news.

Josephine Mandamin, Shelley Essaunce, Sylvia Plain and the Water, need to know that help is on the way.

Joanne Robertson, Migizi Clan
Coordinator, Central Communications Post, Water Walk 2011
Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig, Sault Ste. Marie, ON  Facebook: Water Walk 2011

ni guh Izhi chigay nibi onji
I will do it for the water.
Lo voy a hacer por el agua.
Je le ferai pour l”eau.


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