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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

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AAMJIWNAANG FIRST NATION: Water Gathering and Toxic Tour Aug.18-20, 2017

1972 Virgil Avenue, Sarnia, Ontario N7T 8E5

You are cordially invited to bring your friends and family to the 2017 Water Gathering & Toxic Tour!

Everyone is welcome to join in at our annual Water Gathering and Toxic Tour at Aamjiwnaang First Nation's Maawn Doosh Gumig (Place of Gathering). This event is a free educational social gathering for the water and opportunity to gain awareness and education about the environmental surroundings in the Chemical Valley from local community members living on the front line of the Petrochemical Industry.

Each day of The Aamjiwnaang Water Gathering we will be serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and it is absolutely FREE! Come and enjoy our classes, events, tours and ceremonies with a full tummy!
#WaterIsLife #AamjiwnaangWaterGathering #ToxicTour

Free camping sites are offered throughout the entire weekend of the Aamjiwnaang Water Gathering and Toxic Tour.  Sleep under the stars and enjoy a jam packed weekend!

Register here: To assist the organizers please register promptly if you intend to attend.  Many thanks.
Quick Links:

Canada's Toxic Chemical Valley (Full Length)

Canada's Toxic Chemical Valley (Full Length)
The first thing you notice about Sarnia, Ontario, is the smell: a potent mix of gasoline, melting asphalt, and the occasional trace of rotten egg. Shortly after my ...

Chemical Valley: A Toxic Tale

Toxic Trespass the Film

Water Gathering & Toxic Tour Facebook Event Page

#AamjiwnaangWaterGathering #ToxicTour #WaterisLife

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers:

q: How and where do I register for this year's Toxic Tour?


q: Is there camping overnight?

a: Yes, Camping will be offered the nights of the 18th and 19th

q: What should I bring?

a: Camping gear, your own plate, utensils, and cup or water bottle. If you can, please bring Tobacco to offer thanks to the Water, Bundles or sacred items are welcome, and gifts for elders.

q: Where is Aamjiwnaang Water Gathering?

a: 1972 Virgil Ave. Sarnia, Ont.

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AUGUST 18-20, 2017

Friday, August 18th
-Indigenous Motherhood Connection to Water Panel Discussion
-Opening Social by the Fire

Saturday, August 19th
-Local teachings of the land and water
-Teachings about why we protect the water
-Water Walk

Sunday, August 20th
- 1. a) Toxic Tour - Bus b) Teachings - Class rooms
-2. a) Toxic Tour - Bus b) Teachings - Class rooms
- Dinner/ Closing ceremony

For more information or photos please contact land defenders and community scholars Lindsay Beze Gray & Vanessa Gray "Aamjiwnaang/Sarnia Against Pipelines"

Sacred Stone Healing Gathering and Wacipi, Standing Rock, Sept 18 -- 24, 2017

Chief Arvol Looking Horse joins water protectors for this Healing Gathering and Wacipi of Sacred Stone Village on private land along Porcupine Creek, at Standing Rock. There will be a Wiping of Tears for water protectors. The gathering includes horse races and powwow. Divestment strategies will be shared by Native attorneys.

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Interior Dept official blows whistle on Trump threat to Alaskan villages

Meet the Senior Federal Official Blowing the Whistle on Trump's Suppression of Climate Science

Democracy Now!

Is the Trump administration trying to silence government scientists from working or talking about climate change? According to news reports, as many as 50 senior Interior Department officials have been reassigned since Ryan Zinke became head of the department. We speak with Joel Clement, a senior official at the Interior Department. Up until recently, he focused on the dangers that climate change poses to Alaska Native communities in the Arctic. But, without explanation, Clement was recently transferred to an unrelated job within the Interior Department—he now collects royalty checks from oil and gas companies. Clement believes he was targeted for speaking out about climate change. He went public with his concerns in the pages of The Washington Post, where he wrote a piece titled "I’m a scientist. I’m blowing the whistle on the Trump administration."

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