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Indigenous youth walking from Canada to join us

Anna Lee, Bobbi Jean & the Oceti Sakowin Youth
Fort Yates, ND, United States

Dec 29, 2016 — Friends,

Sending you all warm wishes during these cold winter months. We have been doing our best to rest in this interim period, as we wait to see what happens to our movement once president-elect Trump is sworn in.

But know that while we are resting, we are still preparing for the fight ahead – and our brothers and sisters are too. A group of indigenous youth are walking from Saskatchewan, Canada to raise awareness about the fight to protect our water and to join us. They were motivated by a devastating oil spill which sent almost 60,000 gallons into the North Saskatchewan River, near their community.

The youth have already walked about 400 of the 800 miles they’ll need to cover to reach us, trekking through snow and below-freezing temperatures. We are so grateful for their leadership and sacrifice.

You can follow along with their journey on their Facebook page here: http://bit.ly/2ievcu4.

If you have a few extra dollars that you are looking to donate before the end of the year, consider sending it their way. They will be using it to secure food, shelter, and supplies for the walkers. Donate here: http://bit.ly/2i83otw.

Happy new year to you all, stay warm and stay strong!

The Oceti Sakowin Youth


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