Monday, April 13, 2009

A Kokum and the GitchiNibi

Andy sent this to me via email. It's an article about a Kokum from Thunder Bay, Ontario. She is walking around the Great Lakes to raise awareness about the wellness of the Great Lakes. Every spring she begins her trek around one of the Great Lakes.

"In the Anishinabe tradition, women fetch the water. So, in 2003, when Mandamin was moved by the spirits" to speak out for the Great Lakes, it was natural for her to pick up her copper pail and start walking. She decided to circle the lakes and tell people that "the water is sick ... and people need to really fight for that water, to speak for that water, to love that water."
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