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Nibi Walk: MNI’SOTA RIVER
March 25, 2016 @ 6:00 am - April 1, 2016 @ 6:00 pmFree
An Indigenous-led water walk – every step is a prayer from Big Stone Lake to the confluence with the Mississippi River. If you are interested in participating, please contact Sharon Day at 612-721-0253 or email@example.com.
For additional information, please visit www.nibiwalk.org.
Led by Anishinaabe Grandmothers, Water Walks respect the truth that water is a life giver, and because women also give life they are the keepers of the water. In Anishinaabe religion prophecies were given before contact with light skinned people. The prophecies state that when the world has been befouled and the waters turned bitter by disrespect, human beings will have two options to choose from: materialism or spirituality. If they chose spirituality, they would survive, but if they chose materialism, that choice would be the end of humanity (“The Seven Fires Prophecy”). We choose spirituality and duality with all people who now live on Turtle Island, regardless of their ancestry. We unite with others and walk towards love and a better future for our grandchildren.
At this time in our collective history, we are seeing the negative repercussions of global domination and greed. The water is polluted and suffering, plastic litters every ebb and flow of her veins. Turtle Island’s heart, Lake Superior, is threatened every day from corporations wanting to exploit our largest fresh water resource. We stand with the organizations and people working to propose legislation, clean up, hold services on the river, protect conservation trusts, mobilize and rally for the water in their communities and worldwide. We are the spiritual side of these movements and we offer our hearts, our minds, our prayers and our asemaa in support of Nibi and all those who walk with her.
CURE (Clean Up the River Environment) will be working with Sharon Day and the other elders in support of this Nibi Walk. Additional details and the walking schedule will be made available as they are provided.