Women's International Day of Spiritual Enlightenment
for Clean Water!
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Women’s International Day of Spiritual Enlightenment for Clean Water.
Thirty years ago, Anishinaabe teacher, Maryellen Baker, had a dream in which she was called to help to spread the Anishinaabe teachings with others. Her work began with creating a center for wellness, and has become more urgent as all of us have witnessed the pollution of the waters. Water is life, and it is the role of women to protect and bless the water, and the role of men to support us in that work. As we prepare for this summer’s symposium, we would like to invite you to share with us, and to partner in that work. On this May 20 we are hosting a 24-hour Action Day, beginning at 12:01 a.m. and ending at 11:59 p.m., titled “Women’s International Day of Spiritual Enlightenment for Clean Water.” The event will take place at Lac Courte Oreilles Community College in the Commons, and also in your living rooms, places of worship, and town halls all over the world – wherever you can gather a group of friends and colleagues to watch the live-streamed event, to talk about what you are seeing, and to support us by learning more about the water, contributing financially and with prayer.
This 24 hour live stream program of activities and education reflecting on the importance of water is brought to you by the work of the women and water coming together symposium committee. We have organized and outlined inspirational songs, stories, speakers and panels to help you to understand the vision of our creator and of his love of mother earth, all of creation, the natural order of life and how these are of the utmost and vital importance to the future of humanity. We need your support!
Throughout the day we will announce a pledge drive to encourage donations for the 2nd annual Women and Water Coming Together Symposium scheduled for August 5th - 10th, 2017 on the Lac Courte Oreilles reservation. This year our focus is on Women and Men, Together for the water.
To tune in, the live stream can be accessed at livestream.com/indiancountrytv
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WHO: OPEN TO WOMEN & MEN ALL OVER THE WORLD. Just for women and men, as to live and work in balance we both must learn and participate.
WHY: Native American Grandmothers and Aunties will be opening their hearts, thoughts and spirits to your needs and offering you methods that can help you gain strength and wisdom for the struggles of life. We need, as women to come together for the sake of Mother Earth. We need each other for strength and fortitude to combat the lack of support for clean water. We are “THE LIFE GIVERS” our responsibilities go deep and we are looked upon to maintain life in all forms. We provide life for the future and we make sure life continues, just as Mother Earth does.
NIBI(WATER) IS LIFE! The Mother Earth Waterwalkers have brought us a great and important meassage. They walked miles and miles to deliver this message to us. We can add to it by making a unified statement to the world that we are going to make this better by strengthening the clean water laws, for the future of mankind. Our children! Our Grandchildren! Great Grandchildren! and beyond! THEY, the LIFE OF THE FUTURE, CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT CLEAN WATER.
WHAT DO WE DO: We do all that we can! Women and Water Coming Together is brought forth by Abiinooji Aki, a non-profit organization located on the Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation in Northern Wisconsin. Abiinooji Aki, Inc. has a long history of providing cultural teachings to the communities and groups we work with.