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A Walk for Mother Earth sets off from Kanehsatake
June 21, 2014Group walks to Parliament Hill for a pipeline-free future
On the morning of Sunday, June 15th, 2014 a group began an 8 day, 140 km walk from Kanehsatà:ke, QC to Ottawa, ON. Entitled A Walk for Mother Earth, this walk aims to draw attention, both provincially and nationally, to the serious environmental impacts of oil sands pipelines sprawling from Alberta to different corners of North America. The walk will culminate with an event on Parliament Hill on Sunday, June 22nd, 2014 at 2pm.
This walk is a continuation of Les Marche des Peuples pour la Terre Mère, a 700 km walk which began on May 10th, 2014 in Cacouna, QC (where TransCanada is planning to build an oil pipeline port to process Alberta oil sands bitumen) and that finished in Kanehsatà:ke on June 14th, 2014.
A Walk for Mother Earth brings together people of all backgrounds who are opposed to the expansion of oil sands pipelines. As organizer Ashley Thackaberry explains, We are standing in solidarity with all peoples for a pipeline-free future from the west coast to the east coast including the Northern Gateway pipeline project that was 'conditionally approved' on June 17th, 2014 by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. We are asking for a moratorium on all pipeline developments for a generation or, better yet, for seven generations.
All are welcome to join the walk, either in whole or in part, and also to stand on Parliament Hill for A Walk for Mother Earth's arrival in Ottawa on Sunday June 22nd, 2014 at 2pm.
More information about the walk can be found at:
A Walk for Mother Earth: www.facebook.com/awalkformotherearth
Marche des peuples pour la Terre Mère: http://www.peuplespourlaterremere.ca/
Arrival on Parliament Hill June 22nd 2pm: https://www.facebook.com/events/494489877349717/?context=create&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming&source=49#
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