Albertans Walking To Ottawa For Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
The Northern Warriors Walkers are raising awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, by walking from Northern Alberta, to Ottawa.
Adam McDonald and Stanley Gilbert Jean stopped in Moose Jaw on June 30 before making the walk to Regina.
This is not the first time McDonald has made this trek as he walked from Fort McMurray to Ottawa in 2017.
“It took me three months,” says McDonald, the same amount of time this walk will take.
He adds that this walk is particularly important as they had already begun the journey when news of the unmarked graves were found in Kamloops, BC.
“More of a hurting feeling every day after listening to the stories of the residential schools’ unmarked graves,” says McDonald.
The walk began on May 29, and they continue to walk 30 to 36 km a day, in all weather climates.
“When we first started it was +28, and it just kept getting warmer and warmer,” says McDonald.
McDonald is hoping this walk sheds light on Indigenous issues.
“I hope by the time we are done there is a sort of resolution, but I know that it will never end.”
The pair will continue east on the Trans-Canada Highway, with the next stop being Brandon, Man.
The journey is being documented on their Facebook Page.