This event was a huge success! Approximately 30 people showed up to support the Water Walkers as they follow along the Wabanaki River in protest against the Alton Gas Project. In total, $339 was raised through donations at the door and will go toward the mission of the Water Walkers as they fight for the rights of Mother Earth and clean water sources.
The Sackville Commons is proud to support the important work of The Wabanaki Water Walkers:
Come support Water Walkers by joining our Fundraiser Supper THIS Sunday, June 2nd 5pm-7pm– $10 suggested donation or Pay-What-You-Can. Food offerings and potluck contributions welcome.
Even if you can’t make it, you can support their important efforts:
- Make a donation via their GoFundMe page
- Learn more about the Wabanaki Water Walkers through their Facebook Group
- Spread the word! Take pictures! Join the walk!
To learn more about the Wabanaki Water Walkers, please read this message from our friend Dorene Bernard:
The Mi’kmaki Water Walks started in 2007 in support of Grandmother Mother Earth Water Walker, that started around the Great Lakes in 2003.
We walked in Halifax at Point Pleasant Park for 7 years, to raise awareness of the sacredness of water and teachings of the water and about Boat Harbour and water pollution in Mi’kmaki.
In 2015, we began the Water Walks along the Shubenacadie River to pray for the protection of our water when we found out about the Alton Gas project’s threat to pollute our water with salt brine wastewater.
Today we see the environmental impacts to our homelands and the water through corporate pollution from mining, drilling, forestry, energy infrastructure, and climate change, and we know we must unite to answer the urgent calls of our Mother Earth and water for protection.
We are walking the water in ceremony throughout Wabanaki territory, along the Bay of Fundy, in our Ancestors paths to pray for the water in Mi’kmaki, Wolastuk, Penobscot, Passamaquoddy and Abenaki.
The Wabanaki Water Walk 2019 will be led by Indigenous women, in ceremonial protocols, to pray for the water and honour the teachings of the water from our greatest teacher. We will walk together as grassroots grandmothers, women and men, water walkers, Eagle staff carriers, water protectors and land defenders, for our all our relations, to love, thank and respect the water.
There will be a core group of Water Walkers who we need to support from the beginning to the end of the Water Walk. Wela’lin.
Let’s show our love & support, Sackville! Help them reach their $5000 goal !