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New Indigenous Perspectives on Water

July 4, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Waterloo Region is part of the Grand River watershed and the river flows around and through the Tri-City area on it’s way down to Lake Erie. From September 14-29, Anishnaabe Elder Mary Anne Caibaiosai, will lead an All Nations Water Walk along the full length of the Grand River from source to mouth and back. Come and meet Mary Anne at the Reep House to find out more about the Walk and how to get involved. “Nga Zichiige Nibi Onji – We do it for the water”.

Time: 5 – 6 PM

Date: Wednesday July 4th, 2018


Mary Anne Caibaiosai

Mary Anne Caibaiosai is bear clan Anishnaabe kwe from Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory, Manitoulin Island, who currently resides in Kitchener, Ontario. Mary Anne is being led to walk along the Grand River, following in the footsteps of Josephine Mandamin, an Anishnaabe Elder, the original water walker, who honoured the water by walking around the Great Lakes. The Water Walk is not just a walk, it is a ceremonial journey to help the water and to offer her good words, prayers and song.

For more information about the Grand River All Nations Water Walk or to donate, please visit:


Host: Michele Martin, Reep Community Outreach Volunteer

Michele Martin is a Volunteer Community Outreach Coordinator at Reep Green Solutions. She is passionate about sustainable living, and has been teaching and learning how to practice it for over 30 years. Michele has a PhD in Environmental Studies and has held various leadership roles in the environmental NGO sector, including the position of Executive Director at Sustainability for Seychelles (S4S), a national NGO dedicated to promoting sustainable living.

Photo by Luca Bravo on Unsplash

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