Ms River Water Walk 2013

Mississippi River Water Walk 2013

Did you know that by the time a drop of water from Lake Itasca reaches the “dead zones” near the mouth of the Mississippi River, it’s nearly depleted of oxygen?

A group of Indigenous women are raising awareness about the River’s health as they walk its entire length from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico, carrying a copper pail filled with water from the Mississippi Headwaters.

Sharon Day, Ojibwe elder and Executive Director of the Indigenous Peoples Task Force, has organized and is leading the weeks-long event. In a statement, Day says, “We want the walk to be a prayer. Every step we take we will be praying for and thinking of the water. The water has given us life and now, we will support the water.”

Visit the Mississippi River Water Walk 2013 Facebook Group for more information, or view a live map to see where they are now.

 

2 Comments

  1. Nancy harless
    Mar 20, 2013 / 11:40:20

    I would like to organize a group of women to join your walk at Burlington, Iowa. Please contact me regarding to logistics. Thank you very much. I look forward to hearing from you.

    Nancy Leigh Harless
    319 372 1339

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  2. JAMES. MADERE
    May 06, 2013 / 20:39:55

    I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OF THE RIVER WALK PARTICIPANTS ON THE BEHALF OF ALL MY FELLOW PLAQUEMINES PARISH RESIDENTS. I WAS FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO WITNESS THE ENDING CEROMONY AT OUR BELOVED FORT JACKSON. PLEASE DO NOT LET YOUR MESSAGE SLIP UNHEARD. I KNOW I WON’T. I WOULD LIKE PERMISSION TO POST YOUR LINK ON MY WIFE AND I’S F B PAGE TO ALL OF OUR 4700 FRIENDS TO HELP SPREAD AWARENESS? THANK YOU SINCERELY
    JAMES AND ALORA MADERE HISTORIC PLAQUEMINES PAPRISH

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