On September 24th in Toronto, we invite people of all backgrounds to join us for the Great Lakes Water Walk, an Indigenous-led Water Walk that seeks to reawaken the commitment to honour and protect Water as sacred.

Please help us spread the word about this special event! Feel free to use these pre-made social media posts (see below)! NOTE: The parts that are in italics are posting instructions – do not include those in with the posts!

 

FACEBOOK

Sample 1: (For Sample 1, this link would need to be posted first, to let the video preview come down and then removed from the post once the video preview is there) –> https://www.facebook.com/greatlakeswaterwalk/videos/445051089222382/?hc_ref=ARQ0u66OUyWvTcweOFM3l3BbtOtoZ2FzsCAZSLH0NX6mSZRuDOZGLRx2EOS_w943zPQ&pnref=story

We all depend on water – and water deserves our respect and protection. We’ll be joining @GreatLakesWaterWalk on Sunday, September 24th for an Indigenous-led Sacred Water Walk. #GLWW17 is an open invitation to all people to join in ceremony to honour Nibi (Water).

By sharing the Indigenous practice of honouring our waters, the Great Lakes Water Walk is an opportunity to pause and reflect upon what we can do individually and collectively to ensure the health and well being of our waters for generations to come.

For more information, please visit http://bit.ly/GLWWEventDetails

Sample 2: Will you join us this fall for the inaugural @GreatLakesWaterWalk, a day of walking for the water?

#GLWW17 is an open invitation to all people to join an Indigenous-led Water Walk to honor Nibi (Water). Following Anishinaabe ceremonial protocols, Grandmothers and Elders will make water offerings, sing water songs and make petitions for our water to be clean and pure. The Walk will take place on Sunday, September 24th along the Toronto waterfront with a concluding ceremony at Marilyn Bell Park. To learn more and sign up, visit http://bit.ly/GLWWEventDetails

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TWITTER

Sample 1: On Sept 24, Anishinaabe Grandmothers will lead the inaugural @GreatLakesWalk #GLWW17. Walk together #BecauseOfWater: http://bit.ly/GLWWEventDetails

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(Sample 2-3 have a video preview that drops down in the Tweet so do not need to be shared with a photo)

Sample 2: It is time to re-awaken our commitment to honour Nibi (water) as Sacred. Walk w/ @GreatLakesWalk #GLWW17 on Sept 24! http://bit.ly/GLWW17Trailer

Sample 3: We’ll be joining @GreatLakesWalk for a Sacred Water Walk on Sept 24! Will you walk with us #BecauseOfWater? http://bit.ly/GLWW17Trailer #GLWW17

Sample 4: Toronto! You are invited to @GreatLakesWalk on Sept 24, an Indigenous-led Water Walk to honour Nibi (water): http://bit.ly/GLWW17Trailer #GLWW17

 

INSTAGRAM

Option to Regram the GLWW17 video from our Instagram page: http://bit.ly/GLWWinstagram

OR use the following photos and posts:

 

Sample 1: “Water is alive. It needs to be respected. We must recognize her as a living entity.” – Grandmother Josephine Mandamin

We all depend on water – water is life. We will be participating in the inaugural @GreatLakesWaterWalk this fall to recognize water as sacred. #GLWW17 is an open invitation to all people to join an Indigenous-led Water Walk to honour Nibi (Water). Following Anishinaabe ceremonial protocols, Grandmothers and Elders will make water offerings, sing water songs and make petitions for our water to be clean and pure. The Walk will take place on Sunday, September 24th along the Toronto waterfront with a concluding ceremony at Marilyn Bell Park. Will you walk with us #BecauseOfWater?

Sample 2: Boozhoo! Shé:kon! Greetings! On Sunday, September 24 2017, the @GreatLakesWaterWalk #GLWW17 invites people from all backgrounds to join Indigenous Grandmothers, Knowledge Holders and Elders for a day of “walking for the water.”

Elders and participants will meet at specified locations along the Toronto Waterfront for traditional water blessings and to begin walking the eastern and western routes. The Walk will conclude at Marilyn Bell Park, where respected Anishinaabe Grandmothers Shirley Williams and Josephine Mandamin will lead an audience of thousands in a moving blessing for the Great Lakes. By sharing the Indigenous practice of honouring our waters, The Walk is an invitation to reflect upon what we can do individually and collectively to ensure the health and well being of our waters for generations to come. Will you walk with us #BecauseOfWater?

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NEWSLETTER: 

Share with this link: http://bit.ly/GLWWEventDetails

You Are Invited to the Inaugural Great Lakes Water Walk!

Boozhoo! Shé:kon! Greetings!  On Sunday, September 24 2017, the Great Lakes Water Walk invites people from all backgrounds to join Indigenous Grandmothers, Knowledge Holders and Elders for a day of walking for the water. Participants will meet at specified locations along the Toronto Waterfront for traditional water blessings led by the Grandmothers and begin walking the eastern and western routes.

The walk will conclude at Marilyn Bell Park, where respected Anishinaabe Elder Shirley Williams and Grandmother Josephine Mandamin will lead an audience of thousands in a moving blessing for the Great Lakes. By sharing the Indigenous practice of honouring our waters, the walk is an invitation to reflect upon what we can do individually and collectively to ensure the health and well-being of our waters for generations to come.

Ngaa-izhichigemi onji Nibi –
We will do it because of Water.

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