Eighth Fire Alive and Marching to Ottawa

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Sacred Walk for Future Generations headed to Thunder Bay

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Sacred Walk for Future Generations headed to Thunder Bay

THUNDER BAY – The Eighth Fire is on the march. Sacred Walkers for Future Generations are on the way from Saskatchewan all the way to Ottawa.

The walkers are expected to leave Kakabeka falls Thursday morning and walk into Thunder Bay by the afternoon. The estimated arrival will be at 1PM.

Local planners and organizers are inviting local residents to join in, meet the walkers at the mall on Arthur Street and walk with them to the Fort William First Nation. They will gather for a pot luck feast on Fort William First Nation at the youth centre.

Last night, volunteers were tasked with preparing over thirty pounds of potatoes, and getting the food ready for today’s feast.

Organizers state, “The feast will offer an opportunity to visit and meet those who walk for all of us. Its pot luck so bring something if you can”.

Donations for the rooms and other support have been made by Fort William First Nation, Wasaya Group Inc, The City of Thunder Bay, Ontario Native Women’s Association, and the Chiefs of Ontario.

On Friday the walkers will be speaking about their journey at the youth centre, the time still to be determined. As well the Walkers will be at Dennis Franklin Crowmarty on Friday to share their story.

On Sunday morning they will leave departing from the Spirit Gardens at Prince Arthur’s Landing.

You are invited to walk with them to Terry Fox monument.

Come out and support these amazing folks who have walked all the way from northern Saskatchewan!

EVERYONE IS WELCOME Please share and get the word out for people to come show their support and join in the celebrations. Bring your drums, wear your regalia…come celebrate these amazing people.

Route of the Walkers
From Northern Saskatchewan onward to Ottawa