‘Water Walk’ set to arrive

Press Release

The 2011 “Mother Earth Water Walk” will arrive in Fort Frances tomorrow (June 1).
The walk’s goal is to raise awareness of the need to take care of the water and to help Mother Earth survive.
It calls attention to the sacred gift of water—the source of all life.
Organizers are inviting the public to welcome the walkers at 10:30 a.m. at the west Fort Frances entrance sign (by MacDonald Motors).
This will be followed by a water ceremony and fish fry fundraiser, sponsored by the United Native Friendship Centre, at the “Seven Oaks” area of Pither’s Point.
All proceeds will be given to the 2011 Mother Earth Water Walk.
Financial donations to support the walk also will be accepted.
The “Water Walk” unites all the waters of Mother Earth.
Water was gathered from the four directions–the Pacific Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, and Hudson Bay—in copper pails and is being carried by Anishinabe grandmothers and women to its final destination on the shores of Lake Superior.
As givers of life, these women are responsible for protecting and carrying this sacred water.
Organizers invite everyone who is concerned about the state of our water to come and support this event, and participate in the water ceremony.
The public is reminded that bottled water (or any plastic) is prohibited. and females who are walking need to wear a skirt.
For more information, visit www.motherearthwaterwalk.com