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The Journey of Nishiyuu

If you haven’t yet thoroughly read about this, you must do it now.

THE JOURNEY OF NISHIYUU:

Quest for Unity for a Better Tomorrow, A Journey for Humanity, for Unity, Protection of Mother Earth and the Natural Kingdom, for Universal Balance and Harmony

Journey of Nishiyuu, Photo by Stanley Jason George

Journey of Nishiyuu, Photo by Stanley Jason George

SUMMARY:
From Northern Quebec, Six Youth, with one guide, are walking from Whapmagoostui, Qc to Ottawa, Ont and will arrive at Parliament Hill. This is to show to the People of the World, including other First Nations, that the Cree Nation of Quebec are keepers of their language, culture, tradition and more importantly, still carry the sacred laws of their ancestors. This Journey is to inspire all people to reclaim their roots and culture.

Snow Shoes and sleds. Photo by Pauline K Matthew

Snow Shoes and sleds. Photo by Pauline K Matthew

MISSION:
This Journey will re-establish and re-unite historical allies and restore traditional trade routes among the First Nations in hopes that this amplifies to all humanity to do the same. The time for unity is now.

VISION:
Through unity and harmony, the Journey will revive the voices of “Anskuusheyuuch” (Ancestors). Their voices (through legends, stories of old, and life lessons) will be heard once more and with their guidance and strength, the Original Sacred Teachings will revive. This will create a powerful United Nations across Turtle Island and the World for a better future for all humanity.

THE WARRIORS HAVE AWAKENED AND WILL RISE:
“The Cree people have always been fierce warriors; they have always been the gatekeepers of the North. With many battles and disputes over the territory, we have never surrendered our land to no nation, not now, not ever. As foretold the 7th generation is rising with the guidance of the “Anskuusheyuuch”. In unity, in harmony and in peace, the Earth Walkers, the beings put here on earth (Nishiyuu), are there to protect all of Chisamanitou’s (Creator’s) creation.”

ORIGINAL SEVEN (more join as walk continues):
Johnny Abraham

Johnny Abraham Kawapit, 18 years old

Johnny Abraham Kawapit, 18 years old. Photo by Stanley Jason George

Raymond Kawapit

Raymond "Bajo" Kawapit, 18 years old.......he was 30 minutes ahead of the group one day, a true Leader in the Wilderness

Raymond “Bajo” Kawapit, 18 years old. Photo by Stanley Jason George

Geordie Rupert

Geordie Rupert, 21 years old

Geordie Rupert, 21 years old. Photo by Stanley Jason George

Travis George

Travis George, 17 years old....his will celebrate his 18th birthday on the Journey

Travis George, 17 years old. He will celebrate his 18th birthday on the Journey. Photo by Stanley Jason George

David Kawapit

David Kawapit, 17 years old.......he too will celebrate his 18th Birthday on this journey. This young man answered that call; "Call for Action". David is now walking with the Giants.. the Ancestors smile upon him. Photo by Stanley Jason George

David Kawapit, 17 years old. He too will celebrate his 18th Birthday on this journey. This young man answered that call; “Call for Action”. Photo by Stanley Jason George

Stanley George Jr.

Stanley George (Junior); 16 years old....the youngest of the group. Jr. will celebrate his 17th birthday on this journey. Carrier of a staff with the colors of the grandmothers; a true believer of the Sacred teachings...he would not allow David to walk alone and stepped up to watch over him. Photo by Stanley Jason George

Stanley George (Junior); 16 years old, the youngest of the group. Jr. will celebrate his 17th birthday on this Journey. Carrier of a staff with the colors of the grandmothers; a true believer of the Sacred teachings. He would not allow David to walk alone and stepped up to watch over him. Photo by Stanley Jason George

Isaac Kawapit (Guide)

Isaac Kawapit, 46 years old, "The White Wizard" will celebrate his 47th birthday on this journey....An experience Hunter and the Guide, very humble, the Whispering Winds praise and applaud this Great Man. Photo by Stanley Jason George

Isaac Kawapit, 46 years old, “The White Wizard” will celebrate his 47th birthday on this journey. An experienced Hunter and Guide, very humble, the Whispering Winds praise and applaud this Great Man. Photo by Stanley Jason George

From Whapmagoostui, Quebec to Ottawa, Ontario

From Whapmagoostui, Quebec to Ottawa, Ontario

The big group, leaving from Wemindji. Photo by Pauline K Matthew.

The big group, leaving from Wemindji. Photo by Pauline K Matthew.

ALONG THE WAY, the original seven were joined by other walkers (pictured above, Feb 10). The youngest being Abby Masty, 11 years old.

“Abby Masty of Whapmagoostui will be the youngest Journey walker to join at 11 years old, she had a dream of this walk and her reason was clear that it be for the people and Women.

The Whapmagoostui Local Women’s association presented her with a ribbon and Sash that she will wear in honor of Women of all First Nations and Women of all cultures. Again it was an emotional, powerful and moving moment.”

Abby Masty, 11 years old. The youngest walker to join. Photo by Jess Bobbish

Abby Masty, 11 years old. The youngest walker to join. Photo by Jess Bobbish

To follow the youth, visit Journey of Nishiyuu facebook group.
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The Journey of Nishiyuu – TEASER

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REFLECTIONS FROM AFAR:

The Journey of Nishiyuu. Sounds like the title of a long mysterious novel, perhaps a story of a treacherous journey made, many secret friends along the way, monsters battled, and spiritual growth. The determined adventurer(s) no doubt motivated by a conviction that it is worth something…a woman (hehe), a treasure, a cure, or finding something lost…

That is what I felt briefly when I read those words and saw snapshots of snow shoes and long, wolf-like lines of trekkers somewhere remote…somewhere like where my imagination took me when as an almost southern child when I read White Fang and Julie of the Wolves.

Wolf tracks on the Journey. Photo by Stanley Jason George

Wolf tracks on the Journey. Photo by Stanley Jason George


Wolves wolves wolves…of a land where there is so much snow…
(whilst I’m living in Kentucky).

I was incapable of understanding the landscape (other than in memories of books) so I glanced briefly at the snow shoes, felt a sense of respect, and carried on. I knew the Journey of Nishiyuu was of great importance as well as an Idle No More statement. But, there are so many of those Idle No More statements that I simply cannot keep up with everyone! I usually do what I did for the Copper cutting ceremony: wait for the resolution and play “catch up”.

Therefore, day after day, I waited for some sort of announcement about the resolution of the Journey. But day after day, new snow shoes were appearing in my newsfeed, and new people were being named as walkers. My conscience then urged me to pay attention…but I thought, “Surely tomorrow it will wrap up and I will see a video, or a blog article, or something”.

But tomorrow I found more pictures, more walkers, and more prayers. Finally, my conscience defeated me, and I was drawn into the Journey itself! I read attentively the mission statement and fell in love with the purpose. If I had had great respect for the walkers beforehand (and I did), I now feel not only respect, but sort of fraternal happiness and care! It is good to be able to think of them and pray for them while they are still walking, rather than waiting for them to finish.

Artist: Go-Go. Daughter of Celine Whiteduck.

Artist: Go-Go. Daughter of Celine Whiteduck.

In this instance, I believe they are teaching me to be mentally and spiritually Idle No More, as well as physically and intellectually. Rather than skimming over the details, it is perhaps as important for the world to “be” with the Journeyers as it is to be a Journeyer. But how to be with them? Youth of course have the answers!

From communities all across the continent, people have been thoughtfully sending in the art they create, inspired by the walkers. Not only that, youth have started to organize more walks! We can emulate these spiritual trekkers! I wonder how many other Journeymen there are, with whom we can “be” in our prayers, our thoughts, and our art.

Keep up the Good Walk. Thank you!

To follow the youth, visit Journey of Nishiyuu facebook group.

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Journey of Nishiyuu, Photo by  John George

Journey of Nishiyuu, Photo by John George

To follow the youth, visit Journey of Nishiyuu facebook group.

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12 thoughts on “The Journey of Nishiyuu

  1. Deeply moving. I wish I could be in Ottawa to welcome you.

    Posted by Linda Loth | February 20, 2013, 12:54 AM
  2. Reblogged this on Ginew/Golden Eagles Community.

    Posted by ginewcommunity | February 19, 2013, 5:33 PM
  3. Strength joy and so much gratitude…from a chicago native. I share and hope my people on redroad and other family in church and extended FB friends learn of you, consider this wonder, and know that we are truly all connected. Prayers for you, for all our waters and lands and all our relations. Megwiitch. Aho mitakuye oyasin.

    Posted by Margaret Meiser | February 19, 2013, 1:32 PM
  4. Meegwetch!! 🙂 When do you estimate you might get to Ottawa, be nice to maybe get there and greet you!! 🙂

    Posted by Greg Fletcher | February 19, 2013, 9:22 AM
  5. Great ! Letsget connected all over mother Earth with courage and in Celebration. We are part of her!
    IdleNoMore.nl@groups.facebook.com
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/IdleNoMore.nl/

    Posted by Anu van Leeuwen | February 14, 2013, 12:47 PM
  6. I am so impressed and moved. You take many of our spirits with you.

    Posted by Joy Campbell | February 14, 2013, 5:35 AM
  7. thank you for helping to spread the word.

    Posted by Gups-y-Bees Lepled | February 13, 2013, 12:54 PM
  8. I hope it is ok that I shared this… I reblogged to my wordpress.. and shared to my facebook page too.. for others to find inspiration from… thank you

    Posted by Earthen Girl Native Rainbow Star | February 13, 2013, 12:08 PM
  9. Reblogged this on earthengirl and commented:
    “Quest for Unity for a Better Tomorrow, A Journey for Humanity, for Unity, Protection of Mother Earth and the Natural Kingdom, for Universal Balance and Harmony” This page shows the Journey of Nishiyuu”
    from Facebook page “THE JOURNEY OF NISHIYUU:
    Quest for Unity for a Better Tomorrow, A Journey for Humanity, for Unity, Protection of Mother Earth and the Natural Kingdom, for Universal Balance and Harmony

    SUMMARY:
    From Northern Quebec, Six Youth, with one guide, are walking from Whapmagoostui, Qc to Ottawa, Ont and will arrive at Parliament Hill. This is to show to the People of the World, including other First Nations, that the Cree Nation of Quebec are keepers of their language, culture, tradition and more importantly, still carry the sacred laws of their ancestors. This Journey is to inspire all people to reclaim their roots and culture.

    MISSION:
    This Journey will re-establish and re-unite historical allies and restore traditional trade routes among the First Nations in hopes that this amplifies to all humanity to do the same. The time for unity is now.”

    Posted by Earthen Girl Native Rainbow Star | February 13, 2013, 12:04 PM

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