The Ice Walk

On March 29th, 2021, an historic and epic event, “The Ice Walk” will consist of a walk across the frozen path between Port Hill and Lennox Island by those who wish to unite in solidarity with the Mi’kmaq people, and acknowledge the actions of their ancestors or the entities they represent, who were responsible for many of the horrors faced by the first people of this land (ie. Residential schools, Day schools, The 60’s Scoop).  In attendance will be local dignitaries, clergy, law enforcement, provincial and federal government officials and the Mi’kmaq community.  The walk will be followed by traditional teachings and cultural ceremonies, including a Forgiveness Ceremony. The purpose is to not only bring awareness and understanding to the history and realities of the Mi’kmaq on Prince Edward Island, but also to many other Indigenous communities across the country where ice roads are still active and lives continue to be put at risk, and lost, as a result.  A song, written by three Indigenous (Gilbert Sark, Hubert Francis, Senator Brian Francis) and three non-Indigenous (Daniel Howlett, Dennis Ellsworth, Tara MacLean) writers called "Beneath the Path of Crows" is being released to radio in conjunction with the Ice Walk, and will be used to raise money for Indigenous youth leadership programs. The song was requested by the Mi'kmaq community on PEI, to be written about them. It was performed live on CBC's The Story and The Song featuring Nova Scotia Hip Hop Artist Shift from tha 902. This Go Fund Me campaign has been created for all those around the world who wish to contribute to Lennox Island First Nation in honor of the Ice Walk. Due to the pandemic, many people who wished to attend cannot. This is a portal to enable support to be gifted. This fund will go to supporting Youth Empowerment Initiatives in the community, which is an essential component of the future of the Mi’kmaq People. “In order to achieve respectful and true Reconciliation, the acknowledgement of our shared history is essential.” - Chief Darlene Bernard, Lennox Island First Nation

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  • Norman Horofker 
    • $50 
    • 8 d
  • Steven MacKinnon 
    • $20 
    • 9 d
  • Julie Rose 
    • $20 
    • 10 d
  • Pam August 
    • $100 
    • 13 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 14 d
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Fundraising team (3)

Sarah Myers 
Organizer
Raised $190 from 5 donations
Lennox Island, PE
Corinne Dyment 
Beneficiary
Jamie Thomas 
Team member
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