KOLONIALQ Encourages all who can to show their support by greeting the walkers in Ottawa on March 25th.
In a previous post, we introduced the Journey of Nishiyuu and gave brief profile of the six youth and their guide, “White Wizard”. Read more about that here.
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.
“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”
Since they first left Whapmagoostui, the original six have been joined by over 90 Cree walkers, representing all 10 Cree Nations, the youngest being 11 year old Abby Masty. Crossing into Algonquin territory, they totaled 93 in Lac Simon, and may be joined by more. Some of the original six youth reportedly walk behind the group, leading from the rear, making sure no one is lost and each arrive safely at their destinations.
Hundreds of Idle No More supporters, allies, and interested parties are set to greet the youth when they arrive in Ottawa on March 25 2013. If you are interested in greeting them, please visit the online EVENT for details.
Click HERE for CBC News coverage of the journey.
Schedule for The Journey of Nishiyuu in the Algonquin nation For March 7th – 20th
March 7 – Departure from Lac Simon to Kwekogoni
March 8 – Departure from Kwekogoni to Kiticisagik
March 9 – Day in Kitchisagik
March 10 – Departure from Kitchsagik to Dens
March 11 – Day at Dens
March 12 – Departure from Dens to Rapid Lake
March 13 – Rapid lake
March 14 – Rapid lake
March 15 – Departure from Rapid Lake to Maigan-agik
March 16 – Departure from Maigan-agik to Sugar bush
March 17 – Day in Sugar Bush
March 18 – Departure from Sugarbush to Montcerf-Lytton Rd
March 19 – Departure from Montcerf-Lytton Rd to Maniwaki
March 20 – Walk from entrance of Maniwaki to Kitigan Zibi
Days spent in areas of Kitchisagik, Dens, Rapid Lake and Sugar bush are resting periods and can demonstrate some language teachings or cultural practices that our Algonquin youth can share with the Cree youth. More info on the Km walk and route descriptions will be put up by the receiving places to bring in more of our people to inform the Cree and Algonquin nation. Our Algonquin nation that receive the youth walking, are to prepare and provide supper, break feast and places to sleep. The communities of Kitchisagik and Rapid Lake should also have their clinic open for some of the walkers to ensure the physical state is followed up, if needed. They do have 6 canvas tents and 3 wood stoves.
SUPPORT NEEDED: 4 to 6 Runners (depending on number of persons joining the walk) with trucks needed to help with transporting the tents and stoves, luggage that the walkers may need. Some sponges can also be provided in the camp site for some that lost theirs.
DONATIONS NEEDED: Mukluks, sleighs or toboggan, food to help Dens and sugar bush.
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.”