Hello Junior Water Walkers and Friends!
I just wanted to provide you with a few updates and thank each of you for your support of the #JuniorWaterWalkers, a collective effort of classes throughout the world to continue Nokomis Josephine Mandamin’s water walk.
As you know, Josephine has Parkinson’s disease and has recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Please assure your students that Josephine’s heart is warmed knowing that so many children care about nibi (water) and want to “do something about it”.
To date we have seventy two classes signed up to be Junior Water Walkers! WOW! Just WOW! We are rapidly closing in on our goal of 100 are we’re thinking that we’ll far exceed it!
As discussed with Josephine, how you and your class proceeds with your Junior Water Walkers is totally up to you! We simply ask that you follow the 4 pillars: LEARN. ADOPT. PROTECT. WALK. As well, try to involve the Indigenous community in your area, when and where possible.
Please continue to share what your class is doing using our #JuniorWaterWalkers hashtag and on our Google+ Community. A simple introduction from your class and a note on which body of water you are “adopting” would be great! It’s simply beautiful to see all the classes taking care of water!
My class and a few others will be taking part in a water walk through the Great Lakes of our own using the book “Paddle to the Sea”. If you’re interested in joining check out the link: “Let’s Paddle to the Sea”.
Please consider challenging another class (or more) to join our Junior Water Walkers to honour Nokomis and protect water. Here again is the Junior Water Walkers website. Please share via all types of social media.
FINALLY…. THIS JUST IN! As I was writing this email, Josephine contacted me about setting a date and planning for our global Junior Water Walk in the spring!!! We have Friday, May 24th set as the tentative date! We look forward to Josephine walking beside us and with all the other Junior Water Walkers throughout the world!
On behalf of Nokomis Josephine,
Here is a video I recently came across. It’s Josephine talking about the history of her Water Walks.