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prayerwalkersDa-namaamin moseyang giw-ganchigaazjig kwewag (in a prayerful way we walk for the murdered and missing women) are now in Marathon Ontario and closing in on Thunder Bay. The group left Cape Croker (Neyaashiinigmiing) on the winter solstice and walked north, through Sudbury, Wawa and all the way around the top of Lake Superior in the coldest part of the winter.

Their goal is to trek the TransCanada Highway to Port Rupert in BC and then go north to the Arctic Ocean and then to the East Coast. They reckon the journey will take them two years.

The Walkers' spirits are high, helped by the warm welcomes they are receiving in First Nations along the way. Their old RV has broken down and they've been stuck in Marathon for a while now waiting for parts. If the weather were better, they'd probably just continue. But it's not.

Each day they walk to honour and remember one of the Indigenous women or girls murdered or missing in Canada. Almost 2000 cases are known, but there are likely many more. You can follow them on Facebook.

If you want to help with repairs to the van and other expenses, you can do that by donating to their Pay Pal page, or send a cheque made out to ...'Da-Namaamin Moseyang Giw-Ganchigaazjig Kwewag'
c/o Carlene Keeshig to 135 Lakeshore Blvd, Neyaashiinigmiing, ON, N0H 2T0.


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