Water Walker Gathering and House Concert


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/

An Experiential Introduction to Water Walking


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 …

Upcoming Water Walks


View current GPS location of walkers here. Salt River Nibi Walk, ending in Phoenix, AZ The Salt River is about 200 miles long and ends in the Gila River. It is impaired from past mining and is threatened by future mining. The Salt River Nibi Walk begins Friday February 14, 2020. The route is approximately 135 miles, due to the mountainous terrain we estimate 28 miles per day. Day 1:  Diversion Dam recreation center on Highway 288 Day 2:  Ten miles south of Jake’s Corner Day 3:  Intersection of 188 and Highway 87 Day 4 :  87 south  about halfway to intersection of Highway 87 and Fort McDowell Road. Follow the Verde River to Rio Saludo. This begins at Rio Saludo Recreation Area. Day 5:  Rio Saludo and Fort McDowell Road… to Gila River confluence  (might be 6 six days) Chicago River Water Walk Sunday, March 22, 2020, starting at …

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