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
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
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 :
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:
HELP US SPREAD THE WORD
Visit http://www.greatlakeswaterwalk.ca and sign up to receive the latest GLWW news!
Follow us on social media:
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