VIDEOS: A Walk For Mother Earth arrival on Parliament Hill, with speakers

awalkformotherearthFrom June 15 to June 22, 2014, ‘A Walk For Mother Earth’ continued the journey of ‘Peoples for Mother Earth’ (‘Les peuples pour la Terre Mère‘). They walked 140km over 8 days, from Kanehsatà:ke (or Hudson QC) to Ottawa ON, to continue efforts to oppose pipelines here and elsewheres.

The original ‘Les peuples pour la Terre Mère’ walked from Cacouna QC to Kanehsatà:ke, from May 10 to June 14, covering approximately 700km. It followed the route of the planned TransCanada Energy East pipeline to Montreal, and then the route of the already-approved Enbridge Line 9 pipeline to Kanehsatà:ke.

Here are videos from the arrival of ‘A Walk For Mother Earth’ on Parliament Hill, June 22 2014 (the event is MCed by Brandon Wint):
(all videos by Greg Macdougall, (link to full playlist on youtube)

Arrival footage (3m26s)

Chomis Dominique (T8amanik) Rankin, Algonquin Hereditary Chief & Medicine Man, and Marie-Josée Tardif (14m57s)

Ashley Thackaberry, A Walk For Mother Earth (5m02s)

Alyssa Symons-Belanger, ‘Les peuples pour la Terre Mère’ (4m15s)

Ben Powless, Ecology Ottawa (5m23s)

Jay Manafest – “Gaslands” and “Stop Harper” (9m30s)

Stuart Myiow, Sr and Jr, of the Mohawk Traditional Council of Kahnawà:ke (18m48s)

Vera Wabegijig’s poem “Sacrifice” read by Leila (1m56s)

Tito Medina – incl. singing “Idle No More” (4m13s)

James Taylor – Walking for the Survivors and the Family that Never Made it Home: Victoria to Ottawa, April-June, 2014 (1m48s)*unfortunately, the camera battery ran out less than 2min in


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