On May 5, 2013, a group of interested youth in the community are organizing an All Nations Medicine Walk to raise awareness about sexual exploitation of women and girls in Manitoba, and to cleanse the streets where there are high sexual exploitation rates with traditional and sacred medicines.
The Medicine Walk will take place where women and girls have been found murdered and sexually exploited through the sex trade. The Walk will begin at the Thunderbird House on May 5 at 1:00 p.m. followed by a Feast, Pipe Ceremony and speakers. The Feast will begin when the walkers return to the Thunderbird House.
– OPENING PRAYER –
1:00 – Pipe Ceremony **CALLING ALL PIPE CARRIERS**
Myra Laramee will be leading the Pipe Ceremony
2:30 – Walk ** CALLING ALL DRUMMERS**
Female Drum Group: Keewatin Otchitchak Singers
4:00 – Speakers
Male Youth Speaker: Michael Champagne
Female Youth Speaker: Jennalicious
Femlale Elder Speaker: Leslie Spillet
Male Elder Speaker : TBA
Experiential Speaker: TBA
4:30 – Community Feast
During the walk, we are requesting that all individuals bring their medicines from home (Sage, Cedar and Sweetgrass) in action to cleanse and smudge the streets while we all walk together.
We are encouraging and asking all nations and cultures to take part in the Medicine Walk because this issue effects every race and every walk of life
There will be vehicles available for elders during the walk.
If anybody would like posters to promote the walk you can write on the wall
If there are any suggestions or questions you can contact
Ivana Yellowback or Kevin Settee by sending a message through facebook