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Healing Gathering for the Land and Water

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Indian Beach

Fort McMurray No. 468 First Nation, AB T9H 5S1

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The Keepers of the Athabasca

Invites You to Come Join Us of Our 3-Day

3rd Healing Gathering for the Land and Water August 18-20, 2017

on Fort McMurray Traditional Lands- Indian Beach on Hwy 881

Gathering includes Traditional ceremonies, foods, arts & crafts, dances and tours to the tarsands and wildfire affected areas.

This Healing Gathering grew from the Tar Sands Healing Walk, which ran for fve years (2010—2014). An annual 14 kilometre walk through Alberta’s oil/tar sands, featured tailings ponds and industrial facilities spouting smoke. The last Healing Walk in 2014 drew over 500 people from around the world. Thousands of people have walked around the tailings ponds praying for healing, some multiple times.

Many First Nation communities are surrounded by or are near the oil/tar sands and depend on government regulations for the protection of their health and human rights. When government regulations are not efective, human rights to clean air and water are degraded. Treaty rights violations are associated with pollution, loss of Traditional ways of life, and health.

The Healing Walk, and now the Healing Gathering for the Land and Water, is not a protest about this devastation, but is held to bring awareness and a sense of global support for local communities.

Full Details of Agenda to be Updated Shortly

**The Keepers of the Athabasca is also hosting our first "Flowing Into Right Relationship" workshop series following the gathering on Monday and Tuesday at the same location.**

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