Water Walker Gathering and House Concert


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Sunday JANUARY 27, 2019 5 – 9 PM All Nations Indian Church 1515 E 23rd St, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404   Come reconnect and plan for how you will get involved this year. This relaxed evening will include House concert by Sara Thomsen (please bring donations for the music), Potluck dinner, Learning the water songs we sing every Sunday morning, Looking ahead to the planned walks for the year, and An auction of water themed sculptural posts from the Phalen Creek Water Walk.   Please bring your voice, a potluck dish, donations for the music and Nibi Walk, and your love for the water.   We are striving to make all Nibi Walk activities ZERO WASTE – please bring your own plate, forks, napkins and cups.   Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/215397736073048/

WALKERS WILL WALK ENTIRE LENGTH OF WISCONSIN RIVER IN SUPPORT OF CLEAN WATER


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MORE INFO: SHARON DAY,  smarieday@aol.com, 651-325-8077 EMILY JARRETT HUGHES, nibiwalk@gmail.com, 612-314-5413 (Minneapolis, MN, July 13, 2018) Indigenous-led Wisconsin River Nibi (Water) Walk will begin August 4, 2018. The walk begins at the headwater of the river near Lac Vieux Desert near the Wisconsin/Michigan border. Over an estimated 14 days walkers will carry a ceremonial copper vessel of water 379 miles to the confluence of the Wisconsin and Mississippi Rivers in Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin. The Wisconsin river was one of the main water routes for tribes. It begins near Watersmeet on the Lac Vieux Desert reservation. One trail went to Lake Michigan, one to Lake Superior and the trail along the Wisconsin River meets the Mississippi. Walkers will be following the southern trail route along the Wisconsin River following the path of the ancestors. Despite growing environmental awareness the challenges facing our fresh water continue to mount. …

An Experiential Introduction to Water Walking


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Sunday July 22, 2018 9 -11 a.m. Come learn about water walks and the many ways you can support them. Water walks honor the rivers and all water and speak to the water spirits so that there will be healthy rivers, lakes and oceans for our ancestors in the generations to come. We will begin near the boat launch at the North Gate to Hidden Falls Park in Saint Paul. Sharon Day will share a history of the water walks. Everyone is invited to participate in a water ceremony in which each person will collect water and carry it to the picnic grounds at the South entrance to the park (roughly one mile). We will then have a ceremony to return the water to the river. This experience will give you a taste of what happens on a water walk. Find out how you can support the upcoming Wisconsin River …

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


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June 18 – 21, Cuyahoga River Nibi Walk (Burton, Ohio to Lake Erie) 80 miles July 12 – 15, Cannon River Nibi Walk (Waterville to Red Wing, MN) 112 miles July 25 – 31, Red Lake River Nibi Walk (Lower Red Lake, Minnesota to Grand Forks, North Dakota) 193 miles August 1 – 18, Red River Nibi Walk, in honor of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (Grand Forks, North Dakota to Lake Winnepeg, Manitoba) 550 miles Sept 13 – 14, Pokegama Lake Nibi Walk (Grand Rapids, Minnesota)  

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 …