2007 Lake Erie

Lake Erie Water WalkersSchedule

April 28, 2007 Fort Erie, Ontario Send Off
Buffalo, New York
April 29, 2007 Hamburg, New York
Silver Creek, New York
April 30, 2007 Erie, Pennsylvania
May 1, 2007 Mentor, Ohio
Willoughby, Ohio
Pipe Ceremony
May 2, 2007 Cleveland Ohio
May 3, 2007 Lorain, Ohio
May 4, 2007 Huron, Ohio
May 5, 2007 Sandusky,Ohio
Port Clinton, Ohio
May 6, 2007 Monroe, Ohio(motel)
May 7, 2007 Detroit, Michigan
May 8, 2007 Windsor, Ontario
May 9, 2007 Leamington, Ontario
May 10, 2007 Blenheim, Ontario
May 11, 2007 Tillsonberg, Ontario
May 12, 2007 Fort Erie, Ontario
Water Walk 2007 Completed


James B Beard: Booshoo Brothers and Sisters For the past three years I have watched as my brothers and sisters have continued this walk around the great lakes. Josephine Mandamin is a grandmother of the Ojibwe people who is held in highest respect for her wisdom and insight. She has taken on this quest to help mother earth and all of the children on this land. This is a selfless deed to encourage all to honor and care for the water that nourishes and gives life to us all. Please answer the call of the message below in any way that you can.I look forward to being present at Fort Erie Ontario to begin this walk and support this wonderful person in her vision. Miigwich Noodin

Moved by the spirit of creation, Josephine Mandamin, an Anishinawbe Quay Grandmother, recognized the importance of water to our life and acted on her vision to walk for the water around the Great Lakes. In her spiritual journey to raise awareness about the need to take care of the water, she was joined by many women and men for support. From 2003 to 2006, they have walked around all the Great Lakes, except for one. This year they will be walking around Lake Erie as the final leg of their journey to complete the circle.

On Saturday April 28, 2007, Josephine Mandamin, supporters and fellow walkers will be beginning their journey, starting in Fort Erie, Ontario. Please join in this great and wonderful event, through walking, assisting, donating, accommodating, feasting, providing security, hosting events, and spreading the word- everything helps us all. A tentative schedule is available at: https://www.motherearthwaterwalk.com

Towards health and wellness for all Life in Brotherhood, Sisterhood, Unity and Peace upon the Earth…

Josephine Mandamin: We are anticipating the Pail will complete it’s journey today, if not tomorrow for sure as we are approximately 120 km from Fort Erie.

Please send out a message to all those who are able or know someone who has a vehicle, to come and help out. Every little bit helps to move the water to the finish line. One of our main walkers has been pulled off the Walk due to foot problems. Her blisters are just too dangerously open and peeled to walk. My daughters from Manitoba joined us late afternoon yesterday.

Please send as many helpers as you can. You will find us on the highway #3 heading towards Fort Erie. The ladies are prepared to feast for us.

To all our brothers and sisters: We must do the work with the water. Apichi ,’Megwech Wendahn Bimahdezewin: to go the distance for the water with those who carry the water and eagle staff. They walk with love for the future generations. Blisters upon blisters, they are not deterred.

We are on our way to Blenheim and then towards St. Thomas. The birds are singing ever so sweetly and. ‘Oshkawbewis is slowly showing over the horizon.



Josephine MandaminMelvina Flamand
Brian Flamand
Lee Hardy
Hilda and Gang
Angel Jackson
Rodney Loonsfoot
Andrew Loonsfoot
Eraka Sims


Bidajiwan Inc.
Three Fires Society
Ontario Native Womans Association
Mt Pleasant Tribal Council
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