2014 St. Louis River Water Walk

by: paul baines
contact: paul@greatlakescommonsmap.org
11:40 Jan 7 2015 Jay Cooke State Park, Minnesota

2014 St. Louis River Water Walk
Why should we work towards a Great Lakes Commons and how ?

St. Louis Water Walk from Keely Kernan on Vimeo.



The Nibi (Water) Walks are Indigenous-led, extended ceremonies to pray for the water. The St. Louis River Water Walk began on October 13, 2014 near Hoyt Lakes, MN and ended at Jay Cooke State Park.

The St. Louis River Water Walk will begin on October 13, 2014 near Hoyt Lakes, MN and will last approximately 5 days, ending at Jay Cooke State Park. Exact route TBD.

Forty years ago the St. Louis River was one of the most heavily polluted waterways in the state, and in 1975 the Environmental Protection Agency declared it an ‘Area of Concern.’ The River’s health rebounded after extensive environmental cleanups proved successful. Today new sources of pollution threaten to destroy previous rehabilitation efforts and further endanger the waters of the St. Louis.

Watch the video and see the Nibi Walk website for more information and to support the upcoming walks.
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