Water Walk 2011 update from Josephine Mandamin

Waterwalk 2011… update from Josephine Mandamin

Much has happened since word went out over the holidays about the 2011 Waterwalk . Nothing can happen until volunteers come forward and they have. The successful carrying of the ocean water from the 4 cardinal points will be a reality once it is mingled on June 12, 2011 with Gichiogimaagumee or Lake Superior as it is called.

Fond memories come back of past waterwalks where people so generously came to help out in whatever way they could. Food and water/juices would be brought to us, someone would have a place for us to stay for the night and church people opened their doors to give us a place to cook and sleep, community centers made cots for us to rest, or money would be received from collections made by youth, and someone would come by and tell us to gas up at the gas station and fill up our vehicles. Helping hands came and rubbed us down when our bones and feet were weary. Kindness helps move the water easily.

This spring will be quite the same in terms of asking youth to be more active in carrying the water to the destination in Bad River, Wisconsin to the end of Madigan Road. The Aunties, Uncles and Grandmothers will assist in the Spirit of the Water. Knowing them, they will not be stopped from carrying the water. The North has no roads so the water will travel by train for some distance. The West group will use horses for some distance, the South will utilize runners for some distance and the East will use New Balance. It is still early for proposals to go out for financial assistance as much hardware will be required by all groups; such as van rentals, cell phone compatibility, cameras, and brochure/printing to name a few.

A Central Communications Post has been graciously offered to us from Shingwauk University wherein a space is used for computer work. This will be under the careful wings of Joanne Robertson at: waterwalk2011@gmail.com.

We now have a central account for donations.
Donation account – Bank of Montreal, Transit #00507,
Account #8996-769
More update will follow as we proceed. Me i ewe, Miigwech.


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