Holding hands, north and west on June 26

June 25, 2015

In the west, the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon will participate in an historic event on June 26, 2015 in San Francisco. Walkers and Indigenous leaders arriving in San Francisco will witness the signing of a declaration for Indigenous Peoples Independence Day.

In the north, walkers representing the Anishinaabe Nation of the Ottawa River Watershed will arrive in Ottawa the same day to declare their independence (Tibenindizowin) from the nation known as Canada. The walkers began their trek June 15 in the area of La Vérendrye Park, QC and will reach Ottawa the afternoon of June 25.

Download the full slate of activities (PDF will load) for June 25 and June 26. Refer to this Facebook page for updates to the schedule.

The site for most activities will be Victoria Island in the Ottawa River. On Friday, in that sacred place of ceremonial fires and gatherings, Elders Douglas Cardinal and Michael Swinwood will be among the speakers.


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