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Position: Great Lakes Water Walk Volunteers
EVENT: Great Lakes Water Walk
Location: Toronto waterfront, Ontario

NIBI MOSEWIN ONJI NAYAANO-NIBIMAANG GICHIGAMIIN
THE GREAT LAKES WATER WALK
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2017
TORONTO WATERFRONT

Boozhoo! Shé:kon! Greetings!

We are so excited to share with you and your networks what is sure to be a monumental and historic event. The Great Lakes Water Walk is a FREE PUBLIC EVENT taking place on Sunday, September 24, 2017 all along the Toronto waterfront with a concluding ceremony at Marilyn Bell Park. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

WHAT IS A WATER WALK?

A Water Walk is a sacred Anishinaabeg ceremony to honour Nibi (water). A humble, yet extraordinary Anishinaabe Elder from Manitoulin Island, Josephine Mandamin, has dedicated many years of her life to this responsibility. Since 2003, she has walked around all Great Lakes and other bodies of water and inspired other such Water Walks in other communities. These walks are now known as the Mother Earth Water Walks or NibiWalks and still take place each year in various communities across Turtle Island (North America).

THE FIRST ANNUAL GREAT LAKES WATER WALK

On Sunday, September 24, 2017, the Great Lakes Water Walk invites people from all backgrounds to join Indigenous Grandmothers, Knowledge Holders and Elders in a day of “walking for the water.” Elders and participants will meet at specified locations along the Toronto Waterfront for traditional water blessings and to begin walking the eastern and western routes. The walk will conclude at Marilyn Bell Park, where respected Anishinaabe Elders Shirley Williams and Josephine Mandamin will lead an audience of thousands in a moving blessing for the Great Lakes. For all the info, visit our website: http://www.greatlakeswaterwalk.ca

http://www.greatlakeswaterwalk.ca


CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

We are looking for individuals and groups who are passionate about water and who are committed to fostering right relationships to help us bring this special event to the greater Toronto community.

Volunteer Roles include :

  • Community Ambassadors - Take a leadership role in your community/watershed to spread the word and invite others to join the walk.
  • Pre-Walk Route Clean Up Crew – Help us prepare the ceremony sites prior to the event by picking up any debris and flagging the route.
  • Volunteer Leads – Responsible for helping to manage particular teams of volunteers during the event. Management experience required.
  • Walk Leads & Vested Walkers– Act as Safety Crossing Guards and Helpers along the route. Walk Leads have the added responsibility of knowing the walk route inside and out, and of leading the grandmothers as they carry Nibi.
  • Caravan Crew – Drive key vehicles from starting to finish points on behalf of elders and staff walkers. Must have license and clear abstract – ability to drive standard an asset.
  • And more!

If you are interested in being a part of this amazing team, please click the Volunteer link on our website : http://greatlakeswaterwalk.ca/get-involved/

You can also contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Aleyah at:
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HELP US SPREAD THE WORD

Visit http://www.greatlakeswaterwalk.ca and sign up to receive the latest GLWW news!

Follow us on social media:
https://www.facebook.com/greatlakeswaterwalk/
https://twitter.com/greatlakeswalk
https://www.instagram.com/greatlakeswaterwalk/
#GLWW17

and invite your friends, family, and colleagues to register to walk.

Gchi-miigwech / Thank you for being a part of the Great Lakes Water Walk 2017. Ngaa-izhichigemi onji Nibi... We do this because of Water!

For more information, please contact :

Aleyah, GLWW Volunteer Coordinator

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GoodWork ID: 42070       Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Jul 31 2017