From 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, EquitableEducation.ca) (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