Chippewa River Waterwalk


April 20-25 Walk begins on April 20 at New Post, Wisconsin at the convergence of the East and West Chippewa Rivers and ends at Wabasha, Minnesota. This walk is in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire to commemorate Aldo Leopold’s work.

Upcoming Water Walks


National Native March on Washington March 10th, Missouri River Water Walk – August 1st, 2017.   Potomac River Water Walk | October 7 – 19, 2016   Previous Water Walks MNi’sota River Water Walk  | March 25th – April 1st, 2016 Indigenous women and supporters will gather at Big Stone Lake in Ortonville, MN on Friday, March 25, at 9 am to begin a week-long Water Walk along the course of the MNiSota (Minnesota) River. The Walk will conclude April 1 at Fort Snelling State Park in Minneapolis, MN, where the MNiSota meets the Mississippi. “We will gather the river water at Big Stone Lake and carry this water to the confluence of the Mississippi River,” explains Ojibwe elder Sharon Day. Day has led a series of water walks over the years along the Mississippi, the Ohio, St. Louis, Cuyahoga and the James Rivers. The MNiSota River (cloudy tinted waters to the …

St. Louis River Water Walk


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The St. Louis River Water Walk will begin in October 13, 2014 near Hoyt Lakes, MN and will last approximately 5 days, ending at Jay Cooke State Park. Exact route TBD.

Press Release: May 2014


MEDIA ALERT/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MORE INFO: SHARON DAY,  smarieday@aol.com, 651-325-8077 CAMILLE GAGE,  nibiwalk@gmail.com, 651-398-6028   SINGING TO THE SPIRIT OF THE RIVER Indigenous-led 981 Mile Ohio River Nibi (Water) Walk began Earth Day The rivers are the arteries of the earth and they are in peril, with the Ohio River bearing the dubious distinction of being the most polluted waterway in North America.*  Once beautiful and free flowing, the Ohio is now misshapen by 20 dams and made toxic from coal mining, agricultural runoff, chemical spills, and fracking waste. The recent coal slurry spills and the chemical spills at Elk River, which feeds into the Ohio, are merely the latest chapter in the ongoing plight of the River and the people who live near her shores. Despite growing environmental awareness the challenges facing the Ohio and all of our fresh water continue to mount. Ongoing activism is crucial however …


Press Release MEDIA ALERT/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MORE INFO: SHARON DAY, smarieday@aol.com, 651-325-8077
CAMILLE GAGE, nibiwalk@gmail.com, 651-398-6028 SINGING TO THE SPIRIT OF THE RIVER Indigenous-led 981 Mile Ohio River Nibi (Water) Walk begins April 22, 2014 MEDIA AVAILABILITY Tuesday, April 22, Earth Day, 9 to 10AM
Water Steps at North Shore Riverfront Park, Pittsburgh, PA The rivers are the arteries of the earth and they are in peril, with the Ohio River bearing the dubious distinction of being the most polluted waterway in North America.* Once beautiful and free flowing, the Ohio is now misshapen by 20 dams and made toxic from coal mining, agricultural runoff, chemical spills, and fracking waste. The recent coal slurry spills and the chemical spills at Elk River, which feeds into the Ohio, are merely the latest chapter in the ongoing plight of the River and the people who live near her shores. Despite growing environmental awareness the …

Press Release: April 2014


MEDIA ALERT/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MORE INFO: SHARON DAY, smarieday@aol.com, 651-325-8077 CAMILLE GAGE, nibiwalk@gmail.com, 651-398-6028 SINGING TO THE SPIRIT OF THE RIVER Indigenous-led 981 Mile Ohio River Nibi (Water) Walk begins April 22, 2014 MEDIA AVAILABILITY Tuesday, April 22, Earth Day, 9 to 10AM Water Steps at North Shore Riverfront Park, Pittsburgh, PA The rivers are the arteries of the earth and they are in peril, with the Ohio River bearing the dubious distinction of being the most polluted waterway in North America.*  Once beautiful and free flowing, the Ohio is now misshapen by 20 dams and made toxic from coal mining, agricultural runoff, chemical spills, and fracking waste. The recent coal slurry spills and the chemical spills at Elk River, which feeds into the Ohio, are merely the latest chapter in the ongoing plight of the River and the people who live near her shores. Despite growing environmental awareness …

Link for the GPS track of the Ohio River Water Walk


Please use the link below to have a more exact idea of where the water walkers are on any given day. If you are planning on walking, please see Sharon Day’s guide for volunteer walkers in our facebook group: Mississippi River Water Walk 2013 The link below will take you to our shared GPS page, which tracks the exact location of our walkers: http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0oaqcs5BLymRDvfAGiECgJRMjiA8qqps8