Join us for the Healing Walk, June 27-29, 2014
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The Keepers of the Water is comprised of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples; environmental groups; concerned citizens; and communities working together for the protection of air, water, and land - and thus, for all living things today and tomorrow in the Arctic Drainage Basin.
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Healing Walk 2014


Join us on the Fifth and Final Healing Walk, June 27-29, 2014

This year marks the fifth and final annual Healing Walk in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Join the people of the Athabasca for this important gathering, as we turn our attention not only to tell the story and stop the destruction in the Athabasca region, but to shed light on other communities, other places that have been sacred since time immemorial: the healing has to start everywhere.
» SITE: Healing Walk 2014: Further information and registration details
» RELEASE: Healing Walk Date Set (168Kb PDF)
» FACEBOOK: Tar Sands Healing Walk
» PHOTOS: 2013 Healing Walk (Flickr)
» VIDEO: Stop the Destruction, Start the Healing: Healing Walk 2013 (YouTube)
» VIDEO: Protecting the Sacred One Step at a Time: Tar Sands Healing Walk 2013 (Vimeo)
What's New
Keepers of the Water VIII Watershed Gathering: Thank you
June 8, 2014
Keepers of the Water and the Cold Lake First Nation thank our guests and supporters of the Keepers of the Water VIII Watershed Gathering, June 6-8, 2014. This Gathering of stewards of our Northern Waters was hosted by the Keepers of the Water Beaver River Council in English Bay, Cold Lake First Nations, Cold Lake, Alberta.
Further information is available on our Gathering page.

RESOLUTION: Keepers release Resolution opposing aggression against the Unist'ot'en Camp
June 7, 2014
Keepers of the Water, KoW Beaver River Council, and Keepers of the Athabasca have released a Resolution opposing government, military and police aggression against the Unist'ot'en Camp and the traditional Gitxsan Wet'suwet'en people who are asserting and protecting natural law on their birthright.
» Read the Resolution (72Kb PDF)

RELEASE: Long-term damage to the Athabasca River is anticipated from the Obed coal tailings spill
November 28, 2013
Keepers of the Water and Keepers of the Athabasca have released a statement regarding the anticipated long-term damage to the Athabasca River from the breaching of a containment pond at the Obed Mountain coal mine.
» Read the full statement (433Kb PDF)

Keepers release statement on CNRL's Cold Lake oil spill
July 24, 2013
Keepers of the Water and Keepers of the Athabasca have released a statement regarding CNRL's oil spill in Cold Lake. The CNRL spill is of great concern to the Keepers, finding it unacceptable that the leaderships of the neighbouring First Nations have not been given access to do their own assessments. A rally has been planned in Calgary at the CNRL head office at 12noon on Thursday, July 25, 2013.
» Read the full statement (200Kb PDF)
» BACKGROUND: Tar sands well blowout raises questions about Alberta's regulatory oversight (NRDC)

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