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FORT MCMURRAY, ALBERTA Healing Walk organizers are asking all community members of the Tar Sands regions and those in the path of tar sands infrastructure - pipelines and refineries - and all supporters to come out and walk for the healing of the land and our sacred waters.
This Saturday, the third Annual Tar Sands Healing Walk will begin from Crane Lake Park in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada.
The walk will be led by First Nation and Metis elders and community members. All allies in the area are welcome to come out to walk beside them as supporters as well.
The walk starts at 10 am at Crane Lake Park - east side of highway 63 near Syncrude's Mildred Lake site - it is approximately 14 kms and will be followed by a community feast at the Fort McMurray Friendship Center.
This is not a protest, march or a political rally, nor is it a race! It is a spiritual healing journey to focus attention on the water and land and the people who care about the future. Organizers respectfully ask supporters to embrace the spiritual intention of this walk and show solidarity by walking under the direction of the Indigenous Elders.
Drivers Needed If you are able to offer a ride to Fort McMurray, or are in need of a ride, please contact email@example.com and include in your email whether you need a ride or can offer some spots in your vehicle. Also it would be great if folks could agree to sharing in the cost of fuel. Also, please indicate whether you do not need the same ride back in your email.
posted August 2, 2012 7:50 am edt
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