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Water Walk In Solidarity With Pictou Landing Community

by Sebastien Labelle

The event, organized by Nova Scotia Native Women's Association (NSNWA), is part of a larger movement accross the country where Native women seek to bring attention to the vital importance of clean water.
Native women drummers
Members of NSNWA and friends walked through Point Pleasant Park, gathered water from the ocean, and prayed for clean water for generations to come.
Water Walk In Solidarity With Pictou Landing Community
Water Walk In Solidarity With Pictou Landing Community
Water Walk In Solidarity With Pictou Landing Community
Water Walk In Solidarity With Pictou Landing Community
The Water Walk was organized in solidarity with the Pictou Landing First Nation community.
Band Councillor Crystal Denny explains the health and environmental hazards that Pictou Landing Natives are exposed to.
Traditional Elder Billy Lewis and Pictou Landing band advisor Kevin Christmas call for "serious action" to force governments to respond to their concerns.

On May 24, 2010, Nova Scotia Native Women's Association (NSNWA) organized a Water Walk in Point Pleasant Park as part of a larger cross-country movement to bring awareness toward the importance of clean water and the threat to health and environment brought on by pollution. This year's walk was organized in solidarity with the First Nation community of Pictou Landing who face serious hazards due to industrial waste polluting their water resources. The Pictou Landing community has threatened to move into Point Pleasant Park if governments don't act to clean up the mess. For more information, see Kaley Kennedy's report: http://halifax.mediacoop.ca/story/3485

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