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Healing Walk 2014 – Day Two – the Walk

On the second day of the Healing Walk, participants walked amongst the tar sands destruction. This is what we saw and tweeted about while walking. Check out the HealingWalk hashtag on Twitter for more tweets from the walk. See here for our tweets from the first day of strategy and workshops.   [View the story “Healing Walk 2014 – day 2 – the walk” on Storify]

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Healing Walk 2014 – first day

The first day of the 2014 Healing Walk was devoted workshops, strategy sessions and of course the opening ceremony. Here is what we tweeted during the day. Follow our Twitter account for more. [View the story “Healing Walk 2014 – first day” on Storify]

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To Walk; To Move

Guest post by Divya Farias This weekend marks the fifth and final Tar Sands Healing Walk in Fort McMurray, Alberta.  From across Canada, the States, and beyond, hundreds of people will band together on a spiritual passage along the Syncrude Loop, an open pit mine that is just one of several bitumen extraction facilities that are wreaking havoc on the soil, water, and air of Alberta.  Members of First Nations, environmental activists, and all kinds of concerned folks will reflect and pray together for the healing of a wounded land.  And I will be among them. I think about the 4000 kilometer journey that has brought me, a first generation South Asian woman from New Jersey, here–and I ask myself […]

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Aamer Rahman, Australian stand-up comic, on tour in the UK, sending a message of solidarity to the Healing Walk participants in Canada and to the communities on the front lines of the tar sands battle. This movement is global! Send us your own messages of support (video, pictures, texts – whatever takes your fancy) and we will post them here as well Check here for more blogs, videos and pictures from the 2014 Healing Walk.  

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On the Road – Healing Walk 2014

Greetings from Alberta! It’s been a while, but now we have some exciting news for you – Sue has just arrived in Canada to take part in this year’s tar sands healing walk. After five years, this will be the final healing walk, taking place this weekend – Friday June 27th to Sunday 29th. Over the past five years we have been on an incredible journey to stand with First Nations communities on the front lines of the tar sands expansion and pipelines resistance. For the next few weeks Sue will be our eyes and ears in Canada as it was important for us to witness for ourselves the destruction taking place there. We wanted to be there and hear directly from […]

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