Tar Sands Healing Walk

From the Healing Walk website:

The walk starts on July 6th at 10am at Crane Lake Park – east side of highway 63 near Syncrude’s Mildred Lake site - it is approximately 14 kms and will be followed by a community feast at the Anzac Community Hall.

Water, lunch and energy snacks will be provided during the walk.

If you are arriving on July 5th, please join us for a Meet & Greet at Indian Beach.

The walk is sponsored by the Keepers of the Athabasca. Keepers of the Athabasca are First Nations, Metis, Inuit, environmental groups, and Watershed citizens working together for the protection of water, land and air, and thus for all living things today and tomorrow in the Athabasca River Watershed.

We are asking all community members of the Tar Sands regions and those in the path of tar sands infrastructure (pipelines and refineries) and all supporters to come out and walk for the healing of the land and our sacred waters.

The walk will be led by First Nation and Metis elders and community members but we are hoping that our allies will come out to walk beside them as supporters as well.​

This is not a protest, march or a political rally, nor is it a race! It is a spiritual healing journey to focus attention on the water and land and the people who care about the future. We respectfully ask supporters to embrace the spiritual intention of this walk and show solidarity by walking under the direction of the Indigenous Elders.

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  • Atul

    So how was it? 14 km is a long walk.

    September 7, 2013

  • Pankti

    I would love to come and experience this, however, i am definitely looking for a ride from Calgary

    June 10, 2013

  • Tee

    Would someone be willing to provide a ride from Calgary? I will definitely contribute for gas and any other expenses. Thanks.

    July 1, 2013

  • Kristin M.

    Healing Walk - Scene from "Elemental": http://vimeo.com/65602868

    June 10, 2013

  • Kristin M.

    Hi all, please use the comments section here to organize carpools to Fort McMurray. I will post new information as I get it.

    June 10, 2013

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