Upcoming Water Walks

Missouri River Water Walk – August 1st, 2017.

On August 1 we will begin a water walk for the Missouri River. This walk will take nearly two months. Beginning at the headwaters of the Missouri River in Montana, we will carry the water the entire length of the river to St. Louis. The walk will take us through many reservations, including Rocky Boy, Fort Belknap, Fort Peck, Standing Rock, Cheyenne River, Pine Ridge, Santee, and Omaha. As we journey through farming and ranching country we will witness the impact that both agriculture and fossil fuels have on the water. We pray for a spiritual connection to the water that will help us transition to sustainable farming and renewable energy. We walk for the water, and as we heal the water we heal all of life.

Throughout our walk we listen to the communities along the river. Everyone has a water issue and a water story. We help carry all of these stories downstream so that no story is in isolation. Together we will tell the story of the river. When the walk reaches Sioux City, Iowa we will begin to travel down the river by peddling a floating lodge. By the end of our journey our floating lodge will be covered in art made through community conversations. It’s never too late or too early to contact us about how we might connect with you when we walk through your community.

Everyone is invited to walk with us for any length of time during the first 48 days of this walk (until we reach Sioux City). Please read more about nibi walks and the walker protocols here.

We cannot do this without your support. Click here to learn more about the many ways you can help us, from donations to snacks, to anyone got an RV we can borrow?

Below is the expected route for the walkers and may be affected by walking conditions. To find the walkers and watch their progress view the GPS tracker here.

1-Aug missouri river headwaters park near townsend
2-Aug near townsend 12 & 89 junction
3-Aug 12 &89 martinsdale
4-Aug martinsdale Judith Gap
5-Aug Judith Gap Harlowton
6-Aug Harlowton Gravel Pit
7-Aug Gravel Pit lewiston
8-Aug Lewiston 87/200
9-Aug 87/200 Winnet
10-Aug Winnet Mosby
11-Aug Mosby Jordan
12-Aug Jordan 200/24
13-Aug 200/24 McGuire Creek
14-Aug McGuire Creek Ford
15-Aug ford Wolf Point
16-Jan Wolf Point Poplar
17-Aug Poplar Culbertson
18-Aug Culbertson Racetrack
19-Aug Racetrack Williston, ND
20-Aug Williston Rat Lake
21-Aug Rat Lake
22-Aug White Shield
23-Aug Snow
24-Aug Bismark
25-Aug Cannon Ball
26-Aug Fort Yates
27-Aug Kenel. SD
28-Aug Mobridge
29-Aug Akaska
30-Aug East Whitlock
31-Aug Pierre
1-Sep Stephen
2-Sep Fort Thompson
3-Sep Chamberlin
4-Sep Academy
5-Sep Platte Creek Rec Area
9/ Marty
6-Sep Springfield
7-Sep Yankton
8-Sep Vermillion
9-Sep Sioux ‘City IA

Final stretch of the walk – walkers still welcome!

Sioux City to Macy
Macy to Herman
Herman to Omaha
Omaha to Nebraska city
Nebraska city to rock port, Mo
Rockport to mound city
Mound city to st joseph
St joseph to Kansas City …. to be continued.


Previous Water Walks

Potomac River Water Walk | October 7 – 19, 2016

MNi’sota River Water Walk  | March 25th – April 1st, 2016

0-Screen_Shot_2014-12-11_at_2.21.38_PMChippewa River Water Walk  | April 20-25, 2015


James River Unity Water Walk | May 11 – 22, 2015

More details to follow.  This walk is in collaboration with Indigenous Women who reside in the state of Virginia along with the James River Association.

Cuyahoga River Water Walk | June 22 – 25, 2015

Begins at the headwaters on the 22nd and ends in Cleveland at the mouth of river on June 25. This walk is in collaboration with Bright Water Rising, a local organization lead by Kathy Skerritt.

For more information, please contact Sharon M. Day at smarieday@aol.com.

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