23. June 2017 - 10:00 till 13:15

Faith Is Peace: Walk for Our Sacred Site, Akikodjiwan | Victoria Island (Algonquin Territory) | Friday, 23. June 2017

Kwey Kwey. Join Indigenous and settler faith leaders for a peaceful walk on June 23rd. We seek the return and restoration of our sacred site, Akikodjiwan/ Asinabka/ Chaudière Falls and Islands, to the Anishinabe (Algonquin).

23 June 2017 Schedule:
10am: Gather on Victoria Island, at the Booth Street entrance. Prayers and ceremonies.
11am: Walk to Parliament Hill.
12pm (approximately): Reach Parliament Hill, gather for speakers

We aim to close the walk by 1:15pm.

List of confirmed speakers and contirbutors (timing to be confirmed):
Nokomis Jane Chartrand
Albert Dumont "South Wind"
Barry Sarazin with Kichisippi-Rini Drum from Pikwakanagan
Douglas Cardinal
Nokomis Rose Wawatie

We have confirmed Anglican, Catholic, Muslim, Jewish, and Unitarian representatives, with more support pouring in. Some of these faith leaders will speak on the Hill, and some have sent statements of support which will be read.

More information:

Invitation to share widely:

Call to action from Albert Dumont "South Wind":

"Together, in solidarity with members of the region’s religious leaders and anyone else who wishes to join us, we will gather on Victoria Island (Booth Street entrance) at 10 a.m. on the morning of the 23rd. At precisely 11 a.m., Indigenous roots intertwined and locked as one with settler roots, shoulder to shoulder, we will march in prayer to the nation’s Parliament Buildings. Together, we will show the world that Indigenous spirituality is real and is as rich with the blessings of Creator as are all the other faiths practised by the citizenry who make up the population of Canada."


Pictures and media from last year's It is Sacred walk:
See you on the 23rd!