Faith is Peace: Walk for the Sacred Site of Akikodjiwan
June 15, 2017
Join Indigenous and settler faith leaders for a peaceful walk on June 23rd.
10 a.m. — Gather on Victoria Island (Booth Street) – Prayers and ceremonies
11 a.m. — Walk to Parliament Hill
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. — Reach Parliament Hill – Speeches
Albert Dumont, Anishinabe Elder, has put out a call for us to join him in seeking the return and restoration of their Sacred site, Akikodjiwan, also known as Asinabka, or Chaudière Falls and Islands.
Albert Dumont is inviting us all to walk in the spirit of Reconciliation and to offer support for the protection of their Sacred Site. It is Sacred. Akikodjiwan has been a gathering place of peace for centuries. Grandfather William Commanda worked for 30 years promoting his vision for this area, he called Asinabka.
Both Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (in Call to Action 48ii) and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) (in Article 12:1) call for the respect of indigenous Peoples’ right to self-determination in spiritual matters.
This is an invitation to walk in peace for the return of this sacred site to the Algonquin.
Invitation to this walk: albertdumont.com/faith-is-peace-walk/
Call to Action: albertdumont.com/indigenous-spirituality-is-precious/
Event on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1906106689612742
For a map of the gathering place: freethefalls.ca/events/peaceful-march-on-june-23rd-for-the-return-and-restoration-of-the-sacred-site/