VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 2, 2012) - First Nations leaders from the Yinka Dene Alliance, Heiltsuk, Union of BC Indian Chiefs and the Coastal First Nations are joining hundreds of other First Nations from across North America as part of the Third Annual Healing Walk.
Participants will walk 13 kilometres through the heart of the Alberta tar sands and will bring water from their territories for a traditional water mixing ceremony, followed by speakers from tar sands and pipeline impacted communities, and prayers for the Healing of Mother Earth and those negatively impacted by tar sands projects.
The walk will take approximately 4 hours and will be followed by a feast at the Anzac community Hall.
- Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs
- Bill Erasmus, Dene National Chief
- Chief Jackie Thomas, Saik'uz First Nation
- Art Sterritt, Executive Director, Coastal First Nations
When: Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 10 am
Where: Crane Lake Park off Highway 63 - 20 km North of Fort McMurray