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Menominee River Water Walk Sept 21

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This past November, Menominee tribal members, members from other tribes, school children and other supporters gathered at the mouth of the Menominee River, which is also known as the birthplace of the Menominee people. For the first time in hundreds of years, and through Ceremony, prayer and song, wild rice was seeded in the waters that have given life to the Menominee since time immemorial.

Two weeks later, the Back Forty Mine applied for a mining permit, upstream from this sacred place! A mine here threatens to contaminate our sacred water and destroy our newly seeded wild rice. We started the walk on April 23, 24 and 25, to bring awareness to this issue, and to pray for and stand up for our sacred water, and now we set to FINISH THE WALK ON SEPTEMBER 21. We will be walking from the mouth of the Menominee River, 40 miles up to the proposed mine site. The day following the walk (September 22), we will celebrate in ceremony and enjoy speakers who will share and inspire. We encourage you to come walk, support and celebrate with us either day or for both!

You can support this walk in any number of ways, including walking! If you cannot join the walk but want to make an impact, please consider a monetary donation. Funds raised will be used for lodging and food for our core group of walkers, and fuel for designated water walk support vehicles.  We also hope to have a shuttle or van for elders who wish to participate.

Organizer and beneficiary

Siobhan Marks
Muskego, WI
Marin Denning

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