Water Walk to arrive in Kenora

Media Advisory

SHOAL LAKE, Ontario (May 26, 2011) – Today, the Mother Earth Water Walk crossed from Manitoba into Ontario, carrying the copper pail of Hudson’s Bay water and the along with the eagle staff into the Kenora area Friday and Saturday.

The Walkers are resting tonight in Shoal Lake.

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Founded in 2003, the Mother Earth Water Walk, led by Anishinaabe women, are welcoming all media, local Anishinaabeg communities and the residents of northwestern Ontario to celebrate the northern journey of the water.

The purpose of the Walk is to spread the message of the importance and sacredness of water and the need to ensure it remains clean for future generations.


Arrival of the Mother Earth Water Walk into Kenora and Northwestern Ontario


Josephine Mandamin, founder Mother Earth Water Walk

Debby Danard, lead walker – North

Anishinaabe Women, First Nations supporters

Local First Nations leaders and Elders


Friday, May 27, 2011 at approximately 4 p.m.

Arrival in Kenora

Welcoming Feast at 5:30 p.m.

Women’s Place

530 3rd Street North

Kenora, Ontario

NOTE:  On Saturday, May 28, some of the Walkers will return for the Common Ground Spring Feast that starts at 12 noon on Tunnel Island.

The 2011 Water Walk will unite all the waters of North America walking from all four directions including Hudson’s Bay, Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean.

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