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The Grand River

Photo: Grand River Conservation Authority

Save the Date!
Grand River Water Walk
September 15-21, 2024

The Grand River Water Walk is based on the teachings of Josephine-Baa Mandamin, who walked around all of the Great Lakes and along the St. Lawrence River before passing into the spirit world in 2019. With a copper pail of water in one hand and an eagle staff in another, she brought worldwide recognition to the value of water. Her legacy continues to guide us. We walk to honour Nibi (water), we speak, sing, and pray to her spirit, and we offer petitions for healthy rivers, lakes, and oceans for future generations. 

Planning is now underway for a 2024 water walk. If you are interested in participating, donating, or volunteering, subscribe for updates or follow us on Facebook

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Follow the Walk

The 2024 Grand River Water Walk will begin where the river empties into Lake Erie and continue to her source waters. People from all Nations are welcome to join us each day to walk, sing, and pray for Nibi (the water).


Please review our protocols ahead of time. Once you arrive, report to the Grandmother Van to smudge, offer tobacco, and receive further instructions. You will need to bring your own snacks, drinking water, and lunch.


Our walk begins each morning before 5:00 a.m. The Scout will be posting each day's route on Facebook. If you would like to join us, check Spot GPS — the walkers' location will be updated every 10 minutes.​

Join our email list for updates about the upcoming water walk.

Thank you for your interest.

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