Menominee River Water Walk Sept 21

$1,275 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 17 people in 34 months
Siobhan Marks
on behalf of Marin Denning
 MUSKEGO, WI
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.
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Posted by Siobhan Marks
33 months ago
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When it comes to water, many people tend to think they are isolated, not (as) affected, no immediate danger - this simply is not true. We cannot separate ourselves from mother earth or our water - we truly ARE connected - we are one. Please join us walking for the water April 23-24-25 or send your support. Together, we can stand up for this water. Miigwech.
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Posted by Siobhan Marks
34 months ago
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People often ask how they can help and what is it that we need for our water walk. Needs include meals, drinking water (note NOT bottled water), healthy snacks, lodging and gas cards for the core group of walkers and designated water walk support vehicles. We also hope to have a van or shuttle for elders who want to join in but cannot walk.
Water ceremony by Josephine Mandamin
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$1,275 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 17 people in 34 months
Created April 5, 2016
Siobhan Marks
on behalf of Marin Denning
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$25
Allison DeDecker
28 months ago
$150
Jasmine Wiley
28 months ago

Wish we could be there in person!

MH
$100
Michele Hilbert
28 months ago
$200
Katie Careaga
28 months ago

Great people for a vital cause. I stand with the Menominee people in their struggle for environmental and social justice.

JM
$200
jean mavrelis
28 months ago

In honor of Isabel and Taylor

$50
Anonymous
33 months ago
$50
Anonymous
33 months ago
$75
Robert Swarupa Enderle
33 months ago

Am a fan of Wade. I want to help to save the puritiy of the water of the menominee river.

$40
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33 months ago
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$40
Gary Crevier
33 months ago
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