The Nibi (Water) Walks are Indigenous-led, extended ceremonies to pray for the water. Every step is taken in prayer and gratitude for water, our life giving force.
We walk for the water, and as we heal the water we heal all of life. We are not a protest. We are a prayer for the water.
We invite all people to join us in caring for the water. Please listen to the stories of our past walks. Learn more about our upcoming walks. Join us on a journey about building a prayerful relationship with the water and acting to care for the water every day.
If we can we slow down
Speak silently to the spirit of the water
If we can participate in ceremony daily
It becomes part of our being
Our conscious and subconscious
If we can disconnect from the harsh news of the day
Focus on the mist in the air at daybreak
Our voices rise together
To greet the sun
As we hold our asemaa
And sing to the four directions
ni mama Aki and all that there is
If we can slow down or withdraw slightly from our interactions with the world around us
We hasten our brain functionality, our capacity to feel and care for others
Including the flowers, the butterflies, the birds, and our spiritual growth accelerates
If our spiritual growth is a communal process
Our collective physical, emotional and spiritual growth
Is accelerated as we walk up and down the hills and byways along the river carrying the water or the staff and especially if our physical self is taxed in this process.
If the hills are larger, our tendency is to move faster and as we approach the confluence, we run, run, run. Together
We grow, we grow, we grow!
Upcoming Water Walks
Otter Tail River Walk – Sept. 18-22, 2021
Haw River and Cape Fear River, Oct 26 – Nov 4, 2021.
Will you join us for a mile, a day, or for the entire river?
Ninga Izhichige Nibi Onji / I Will Do It For The Water
May 6 - September 12, 2021
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Community Commons
Return to First Medicines - Indigi-Baby and Maternal Health Gathering
A Gathering For Adults & Youth To Learn About Sacred Medicines, Growing Traditional Foods, Maternal Health and Self-Care, including water and cultural teachings
September 23 - 24, 2021, Cloquet, MN