LONDON ON – On Friday, March 22nd, the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians will be holding a rally to mark World Water Day and to raise awareness on the lack of safe drinking water in First Nation communities. We would like to invite the public to join with us and stand against the commercialization of water by corporations and press for safe and sustainable drinking water for all. We will also be honouring the memory of Josephine Mandamin, a notable water walker and activist.
The rally will begin at 11 am on the southwest corner of Victoria Park at the corner of Clarence and Dufferin. Present will be the Young Spirit drum group and notable speakers such as AIAI Grand Chief Joel Abram, AIAI Deputy Grand Chief Gord Peters, Chief Mary Duckworth of Caldwell First Nation, Chief Jason Henry of Kettle and Stoney Point, and members of the AIAI Youth council. All are invited to join as together we will walk at 12 pm from Victoria Park to Richmond Street. We will then move south on Richmond to Dundas and turn west toward Harris Park. Upon arriving at Harris Park, a water prayer and ceremony by Amanda Doxtator will take place.
The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians invite the public, media and other Indigenous communities to join us in coming.