Ten Days to the Trek

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My North West Mounted Police Trail walk (AKA Sitting Bull Trail Walk, Lakota Trail pilgrimage, Metis Trail pilgrimage) begins very shortly, on July 17th! Our small group of pilgrims will be greeted at Wood Mountain (Lakota) First Nation with a smudging ceremony and a blessing to send us off. As well, there will be a Royal Canadian Mounted Police ceremony to send us off, as we begin our three week walk. If you would like to donate to help create the documentary of the walk, please see We have already met our initial goal, but additional funds raised will go toward hiring a sound person and camera-person to make the documentary even better. Thank-you!

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2 replies on “Ten Days to the Trek”

All the best to all participating in this walk! I will be following your progress and experiencing the prairie landscape and the prairie air in my imagination. I just returned from Moose Jaw where the smoke was still hanging thick in the sky. I hope it clears soon, both for you and for all those who have been displaced from their homes and lands further north. Ingrid

Thanks Ingrid! I’m hoping it clears up, too, for us and especially for all of the people fighting the fires and those displaced further north. Things are starting to fall into place nicely for the walk – we’re planning on both a “red serge” commissioning at the old NWMP post at Wood Mountain, and a smudging as we walk through the Lakota First Nation! Will post lots of photos!

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