Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

January 16, 2013

Whapmagoostui First Nation youth are trekking 1100 kms to Ottawa

Update at Censored News: Matthew Mukash visits the trekkers on Jan. 20, read his reflections:

Whapmagoostui First Nation youth are trekking 1100 kms to Ottawa. Idle No More
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Photo by Jason George Jan. 19, 2013

Winschgaoug | Jan 16, 2013

Whapmagoostui youth head out in support of Idle No More

The Nishiyou Journey is just about to start up in Whapmagoostui. Six youth, along with a guide and a trail-maker left the community heading to Chisasibi on January 16th. From there, they plan to continue all the way to Ottawa in support of Idle No More. Melissa Natachequan spoke with David Kawapit just before they left on their journey.
Udpate at Censored News:

The Quest of Wisjinichu-Nishiyuu, Quest For Unity
4 Youth under the age of 20 with two guides wish to walk to Ottawa and arrive in Parliament Hill. This is a strong message to prove to other First Nations across Canada that the Cree Nation of Quebec are not sellouts, but keepers of the Language, Culture, Tradition and more importantly; today, we still carry the sacred laws of our ancestors.
This Quest-Journey will establish and unite our historical allies and restore our traditional trade routes with the Algonquin, Mohawk and other First Nations. The time for Unity is now.
Through Unity and Harmony, the quest will revive the voices of our “Anskushiyouch”. Their voices will be heard once more. With their guidance and strength, the Truth to all the sacred teachings will be revived and we will become once more, a powerful United Nations across Turtle Island.
The warriors have awaken and will rise:
The Cree people have always been fierce warriors; they have always been the gatekeepers of the North. They have had many battles and disputes over the territory, and to this day we have never surrendered our land to no nation, not now, not ever.
This land, the earth, the rivers, the winds, the mountains, the clouds and all of the creation, we are the true keepers and will continue to do so until time on earth is over. This Quest, it is time the Youth become the Warriors and the leaders for they are the “Anskushshiyouch” as foretold. The Earth Walkers, the beings put here on earth to protect all of Chisamanitou's Creation. In unity, in harmony, in peace, we will achieve.


anji said...

My relations, stay safe!

Prayers to the Creator, for safe travels and strength to these youth and guides....


Dancing Crow Press said...

Full support and blessings from an ally.

Mimiges said...

absolutely amazing!