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Bryan Parras: Transformation Begins With Healing.

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THE STORY:

BACKGROUND ON THE HEALING WALK:

In 2009 people from the Athabasca region gathered for the first Healing Walk.

At the time, no one knew what the Healing Walk would evolve into, or that three years later, in 2013, over 500 people from across Turtle Island and other parts of the world would have joined us on a walk we were taking to pray for the land, the people, and a future where the story we tell will be much different than the story we have worked so hard to tell today.

This year we gather for the final Athabasca region Healing Walk. We do this not because the problem has been solved, or because justice has been served, or practices of honour and integrity have been taken up in the place of destruction and mistreatment. We do this not because our people have stopped dying from the chemicals that are now inextricable from the landscape.

Rather, we do this because the story of the Athabasca region is only one small piece of the immense scope of this issue, these practices, of the land that's being abused, and of the people who are being so brutally mistreated.

It's time for the Healing Walk to shed light on other communities, other extraction practices, other bodies of water, and other places that have been sacred since time immemorial.

In order to tell the story properly, we have to tell the whole story. In order to stop the destruction, the healing has to start everywhere.

THE WHOLE STORY:

The "whole story" includes the entire death cycle of extreme extraction and the hostile fuel industrial complex. Communities living along the refining facilities and chemical plants, the story includes complete takeover of the waterways, poisonous air, contaminated water bodies and rail, trucks and other heavy machinery in neighborhoods.

We hope to connect with other communities struggling to reverse this destruction and offer our support and strength to "la causa".

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  • Jennifer Parrish

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  • Stephanie Elizondo Griest

    $100

  • Desmond and Shawn Garcia

    $25

  • Otis Maclay

    $50

  • Anne Robertson

    $75

  • Susie

    $25

  • Priscilla Ybarra

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Donor Comments

Priscilla Ybarra

Priscilla Ybarra

DONATION: $50

Thank you for continuing the fight! 3 years ago

Susie

Susie

DONATION: $25

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Anne Robertson

Anne Robertson

DONATION: $75

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Otis Maclay

Otis Maclay

DONATION: $50

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Desmond and Shawn Garcia

Desmond and Shawn Garcia

DONATION: $25

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Stephanie Elizondo Griest

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

DONATION: $100

Bryan, you are a hero! Thank you for marching on behalf of us all. Paz. 3 years ago

Abby & Ryan G

Abby & Ryan G

DONATION: $25

Good luck! 3 years ago

Tony Diaz

Tony Diaz

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tina amaya

tina amaya

DONATION: $10

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Tia Josie

Tia Josie

DONATION: $20

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