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Raven Courtney is on a walk for Mother Earth from Vancouver to St John’s, walking the Trans Canada Highway to bring the message that the Earth is sacred. Raven is of the Anishanabe Nation and an Earth Keeper and Water Walker. Before starting the walk, Team Turtle Island issued this press release.

For the start of Raven’s journey and her first postings  HERE 

Her latest postings follow below:

 

 

Family and friends :)
2013 is here and Walk for Mother 2012 continues.,.. :)
Resting and relaxing at my home in GA, my campaign continues and off road but the teaching of eradicating ecocide continues strongly today.
I can remember the morning of April 13th! :) 830 am so well… Excited , anxious and fearful…the beginnings and facing the mountains with my pack my mind excited with fear, the mountains so big…. I was scared and by June I did it! Walked through the great Rocky Mountains, the endless nights, beautiful days…. Met hundreds of great people who helped and supported my teaching of eradicating ecocide. Some days and nights were hard and most… Beautiful to be one with Mother Earth. The ceremonies that was gifted by some to Mother Earth was truly amazing. Meqwetch to you all that gifted that precious ceremony. Meqwetch to you all for the wonderful food and warm beds. Meqwetch to you all that gave comfort when things got rough and hard. Meqwetch to you all that gifted laughs and made it all good. I set out one foot at a time eiyh my pack weighing 34 pounds and each step I prayed for our precious Mother Earth. My heart and dedication moved me through the hardest of times and the easiest became even easier.

ravens_feetWhy I post this photo today? I love you all and my dearest friends knew how my feet wasn’t working that great BUT Creator blessed me and carried me through and I came out with some wounds and today I am blessed with brand new feet and ready for 2013 to carry the teachings through the Prairie heat and Ontario winged specie circus ! Lol….

When we bring our spirit and dedicate to creation, Creator blesses us and nothing gets in our way and when we rest, we get taken care of. Be it that you do something , big or small for our Mother Earth, I promise you that you will be okay becuz you will be protected. Today, my feet are like new and ready to move ahead.
I am fundraising for my campaign to teach about eradicating ecocide and help protect Mother Earth. I need your help in continuing my commitment to Mother Earth. My partner will be with me this time to help keep comfort to our journey to protect Mother Earth. We will need assistance for our preparation for Walk for Mother Earth 2012. We made available a PAYPAL account for your contributions woo_dena525@hotmail.com
Your contributions will be appreciated and Walk for Mother Earth will be stronger. most of you know that I did not fundraise with what I have done and relied on the kindness of you all and at times the passing of the hat was great!:) Meqwetch!:) during my walk and you urged me to fundraise but I didn’t know how and just wanted to get through. A deep ness so great inside me moved me through….a big Meqwetch to you all and heart set to continue my journey with Mother Earth.
Love and peace , Raven

 

 Raven’s latest blog:

 

Raven Courtney 1:47pm Oct 29
Dear friends and family, many questions came in my inbox regarding this weeks oncoming of events with Mother Earth and my opinions on it. I will be very honest and very open minded about it….I love Mother Earth with deep love and will go that extra mile and some to bring voice to her to help protect her.
My deepest feelings are that we are faced with natures comings and goings and we cant control it in however we try to…..if earthquakes are going to happen, they will, if cyclones are going to happen they will, if tsunami warnings are going to come then they will….that is the nature of our Mother Earth, it breathes and it lives and that is why we need to bring her rights and protect her. No….Mother Earth is not capable of punishing us, its our own conciousness that punishes us for what we do or what we know. We live in this world and all we have to do is learn how to live and care for ourselves in this world of natural elements that come to us. Mother Earth is a huge force and it can be gentle or the opposite but only becuz it breathes and lives on its own and not to punish us.
“we the people” have to work alittle harder together to bring our Mother Earth rights and end the era of ecocide and protect her. Even with the earthquakes, cyclones and tsunami warnings we must still move forward in bringing her voice and taking care of our home.
Yes, we do irresponsible actions towards our Earth but we can still help make it stop today and make that difference….for a better tommorow. We will still have our earthquakes, cyclones and tsunami warnings but we will get stronger each time.
Climate change and does it do this? Can we isolate climate change with what is happening today with the superstorm? many questions are asked and sometimes we just have to sit back and think about the facts we gather ie:Atlantic Ocean is 5″ f warmer then average, warmer water equals more evaporation and heavy rains, higher sea levels cause storm surges…..the warmer weather makes these storms more intense then usual, it makes strong storms even stronger. In my own opinion I believe that that the extreme weatheris a strong signal for climate change, in the last two years we had extreme weather conditions, with hurricanes, earth quakes, tsunamis, heatwaves, floods, droughts, wildfires and the epic melting in the Artic. We all have our own thoughts, opinions and stories but we all know we have to change in how we treat our precious Mother Earth…..end the era of ecocide and make ecocide against the law, we can all do this together……..love and peace, Raven

Raven Courtney 2:32pm Oct 25

Dearest friends and family….Winter cold is settting in, lets hope anyway if it doesnt then we know its the climate change crisis we sure are facing, well we are facing it and we must do everything we can to make it possible for us to be around awhile longer, end the era of ecocide.
My “walk” ? off road for winter period and resume from leave point(sask/Alberta)first signs of spring with a bigger vision and outlook to move the ‘eradicating ecocide” campaign stronger and further.
Will I rest for winter? no….I am planning to develop the “walk” and aim for International exposure and awareness to Indigenous Turtle Islands of the Americas, Turtle Island is huge and we need to come together to join and bring voice to Mother Earth and protect her. My carrying of this prescious message will expand to the south and even to the north as the snow settles in on the highway I walk on.
I welcome your input and ideas that you may have in bringing this to a bigger and wider coverage of Turtle Island. Please inbox me with any ideas. I have developed a presentation on eradicating ecocide with or without Indigenous focus. The presentation is on introducing ending the era of ecocide and what we can do as the people to help protect Mother Earth.
My heart and spirit is commiteed and dedicated to our precious Mother Earh and bringing her rights. I set my focus on carrying this message and in my lifetime would like to welcome in making ecocide against the law.
Looking back abit on my journey thus far, I must admit I am abit shocked that I crossed the mountains and continued despite some hardships to carry this message to where it needed to be heard and most beautiful is I met so many of you wonderful people along the way who listened , took me and cared forme, thank you and assisted in many ways to make this possible. I can promise you that this is only the beginning and we will make it happen where our Mother Earth will have rights and be protected.
I like to extend my heartfelt thank you to Polly Higgins, Zoe and eradicating ecocide team for introducing , teaching and accepting that I can carry this precious message for our Mother Earth. Thank you.
Each and every one of you made a difference in helping me carry on with my “walk” and my love is deep for each and every one of you, thank you.
Most thank you for opening your heart and learning about what we can do to make this happen for our Mother Earth.
Meqwetch, love and peace

 


Fast for Climate Justice group ends hunger strike

 

By Graham Lanktree
Metro Ottawa

 

Raven Courtney took time out from her walk across Canada to join the 12-day Fast for Climate Justice which calls on the government to adopt a ‘green’ economy and create a federal plan for renewable energy. Metro/Graham Lanktree

 

After 12 days of fasting and signatures from 13 MPs pledging to act on climate change, a group leading the Fast for Climate Justice on Parliament Hill ended their hunger strike Tuesday.

“One third of Bangladesh will be under water soon because of climate change,” said activist and faster Dewar Afzal, an immigrant from the poor South Asian country. “It will create 50 million climate refugees. India is already putting up a fence to prevent people from going there. But I don’t know how they’re going to stop them.”

Action from the Canadian government needs to be taken now to mitigate the crisis, he said.

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“I’m tired. the hunger pangs come and go, but every time I think ‘this is a small sacrifice for a big issue’.”

“This fast is a noble response to that challenge,” said author and National Geographiccontributor Bill McKibben. “Let us hope that it will move the Canadian government, since they are in a key position in this fight.”

The protestors are calling on the government to end fossil fuel subsidies, put a price on carbon emissions —either a tax or cap-and-trade system — and come up with a strong renewable energy plan.

Canada could save an estimated $1.3 billion if it were to end subsidies for the oil and gas industry reports David Sawyer, an environmental economist with the International Institute for Sustainable Development.

Green Party leader Elizabeth May and independent Bruce Hyer signed on to the pledge along with a large contingent of NDP MPs including Craig Scott and Peter Julian. No Liberal or Conservative MPs have yet signed on.

“People assume that we want to shut down industrial activity,” said Raven Courtney, an Ojibway from north Ontario who is walking across Canada speaking to communities about climate change.

“We just want laws for people to take responsibility,” she said. “It will mean a new economy. Canada should be the first big country to take that initiative.” SOURCE

Toronto climate justice activists call for a Canadian Renewable Energy Plan

MORE MEDIA COVERAGE HERE

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Day 12 -Hungry for Climate Leadership in Ottawa done! Very grateful to the Hungry fro Climate Leadership for inviting me. Thank you. I gave my everything to contribute even deeper to help our Mother Earth. The great folks at HfCL shared great teachings to me. Meqwetch! A very good experience and carried away deeper knowledge and understanding of climate change and devastations. Spoke about Ending the era of ecocide as much as I can and pleased with the outcomes. The experience brought me closer to understand that yes we all need to do this together, regardless of who we are, what we are or where we come from. We the people need to do this together and protect our Mother Earth. The fast for me was a small sacrifice to do what it takes to help our precious Earth heal and we the people can survive. End the era of ecocide and protect our earth. Do your part, educate yourself and pass it on. We can do it. Meqwetch for all your support and most your love and friendships, love and peace

Day 9 of 12 day fast in Ottawa with Hungry for Climate Leadership…..I am very  grateful for this experiecne with the great folks at Hungry for Climate Leadership and all the learning I am finding to put forward in my own work for our Mother Earth. Meqwetch! I been speaking and sharing about eradicating ecocide with the people that come by and am pleased with the outcome. We do need to end the era of ecocide and protect our precious home Mother Earth and most….make ecocide against the law. meqwecth to all of you for all yoru lil notes of encouragement and love:) love and peace

Day 6- Fasting with Hungry for Climate Leadership and grateful I been invited. Thank you so so much for asking me. Been working hard and meeting people to pass on the message of making ecocide against the law. We the people need to work together to make ecocide against the law. Eradicate ecocide and protect our Mother Earth…..day 6 without a meal? yea….lol…small stuiff to what we can do as people…..lets do it. love you all and thank you

Day 3 in Ottawa fasting with Hungry for Climate Leadership . Wet weather, good folks and good fun. Deeply grateful I was invited to fast with Hungry for Climate Leadership and speak about Ending the era of ecocide. Make ecocide against the law and protect our Earth. Check out their sitewww.climatefast.ca and find out how you can pledge and write to your MP. Your part will be appreciated. Thank you. Love and peace.

FASTING for MOTHER EARTH and ENDING THE ERA OF ECOCIDE
with Hungry for Climate Leadership

Thank you very much to the great folks at the Hungry for Climate Leadership for inviting me to be part of the CLIMATE FAST in Ottawa, from sept. 21st to October 2nd, 2012. I am deeply honored and moved to fast for our Mother Earth. I am also grateful that I will further bring the campaign of ending the era of ecocide to the hills of nations capital. I am honored to be given a gift of voice from our great friends at Hungry for Climate Leadership to share how important we become aware and help make ecocide against the law to protect our Mother Earth.

I encourage you all to pledge and write your MP , go tohttp://www.climatefast.ca/ and the site will guide you to how you can bring support to this event. WE ALL have to work together in whatever way we can to make this happen. Your pledges will be appreciated and most your voice will be heard. You can contribute in a small way or if in Ottawa area come out and visit. It will take each and every one of us to do what to takes to protect our Mother Earth. I have small fears of fasting but its small stuff in comapring to what we put our precious Earth through. Thank you for all your love and support……love and peace


 

Friends and family, I will be fasting with Climate Justice in Ottawa and speaking about “ending the era of ecocide” as I fast for our climate and Mother Earth. I feel its important that my participation is critical and productive in speaking about making ecocide against the law. As I informed you all, perhaps my feet are off road till spring BUT I am right here in our country(ies) speaking up for our Mother Earth and will continue to help bring her voice to help protect her. I will do my part and do what it takes to help bring voice to our Mother Earth and your involvement is welcomed and appreciated….I am grateful that I am able to fast with Climate Justice and be there to help bring voice for Mother Earth. Meqwetch Climate Justice for this opportunity to bring prayers to our Mother Earth. “we the people” must do our part, be it huge or small or even tiny, it will make a difference.
Much love and Peace, Raven Courtney

A Fast and Vigil for Climate Justice

Hungry for Climate Leadership will hold a fast and vigil for twelve days on Parliament Hill. Our purpose is to demand that the Canadian government address climate change, the greatest threat to our children.


Friends and family:) Back on route and done with the beautiful powwows in Ontario and Minnesota I attended sharing about my campaign and beautiful to find my family closer to my heart in Ontario, I have spent too long away from you and I am sorry i was long but I promise I will never do that again, thank you so much for having me in your lives. I want to share with you all that it gets hard on the road working for Mother Earth, not physically but your heart changes with the goodness and sometimes we find it hard to embrace the change becuz the truth hurts and one thing for sure when you accept the gift of good life it gets easier and for me, its been very hard and challenging accepting the gifts becuz I am just so stubborn :) …lol…and use to what I know. You really get to see who you are and have been and something happens that your shown what you have to do in our world and its hard becuz hard to let go what you have to. Suddenly you see things differently and see yourself standing where you were before you see these changes and that is hard, many hours I have cried on this journey becuz of what I have learnt of who I am and equal I have laughed many becuz of how I really feel today and at times the hard creeps up and dont want to let me go but I find the smile of Creator again and hang on, I think in the beginning I was meant to be alone with Creator and Mother Earth so that I can receive my blessings and yes there were days when you walked with me but mostly I walked and prayed hard for Mother Earth and here I am today finding new even more each day and its challenging becuz change is hard and harder to remain. Thank you Creator for my ability to bring voice for Mother Earth and thank you for all your gifts you have given me, yes at times I escape but you remained with me and sort of push me along back to where I left off…..Meqwetch and I will continue to help end the era of ecocide and bring voice for our precious Mother Earth, thank you all for your support and guess what? no more flies hardly!!!!hahahahaha…..love and peace to you all:)

 

Many special thanks for this very special person who arranged contacts and support through the prairies just as I was about to stand off my journey to the heat and bareness from Prairies and you came….your an angel and Creator sent you to help with our campaign when you were needed the most and big huge Meqwetch to all you that have offered help in any way you have from this special human beings call for help for our campaign, big Meqwetch Creatix from my heart…..it was a pleasure meeting you and loved speaking with you and most loved that you can feel the greatness of need from our Mother Earth in giving her voice, thank you…..

 


Friends and family….

RavenMother Earth is all around us even if we live amongst the structures of steel and concrete, we must find how we can care for our precious Earth as we live in amongst our lives exactly where each and everyone of us are.

Education and development: my campaign is to educate and make aware of Ecocide and make it against the law. www.eradicatingecocide.com or www.eradicatingecocideincanada.org My commitment is to educate on eradicating ecocide and how you can help and set for once it becomes the 5th International crime against peace. I choose to walk over driving in respect to our Mother Earth, my feet at times have to go off route to bring this campaign closer to our homes, my dedication to bring Earth voice leads me to many communities that might be not on my direct route of the transcanada highway where my heart and feet are at home with our Mother Earth as I walk. My walk is about bringing Earth voice and sharing this information with you and I will come to your home, even if it means another week off route or many miles north, south, east or west of the transcanada highway but I will never leave long enough so that you will forget what I am doing.

I am honored to come to your community and speak and share of my knowledge. Each waking morning, each night closing my eyes, my heart is with Mother Earth and help bring her voice on how we can help by learning what I am bringing to you and sharing it to another.
I walk with love for our Earth and proud of our home and feel grateful that I am able to do this and share what I have learnt, thank you Polly Higgins…..

I will try my very best to put out a schedule as I go along so that we can put something together, I am committed to do get this walk done and done when I have reached the Atlantic Ocean, yes but most when I have covered enough communities and territories of my message as I walk and that will mean I will be out of route abit at times.

Example I am in MN for the weekend and speaking about my campaign and will be set to put my feet back on where I left off in Alberta as soon as weekend is over. I have come to relize that I am not on a race and more important that I reach as much as I can and speak about my campaign and thus far Mother Earth has been real good to me in caring for me in all aspects of my spirit of who I am, yes I encounter hardships but it passes me becuz Creator blesses me with insight to really see whats important and know I will be okay, I am gifted with great gifts of ceremony and culture of many as I walk and that brings me to fly amongst our skies as I walk….at times it gets hard financially becuz it does cost to live among our world even on the highway but I manage to find a way to get through. I am away from my beloved family in GA and that brings stress but I can only pray to Creator we all will be okay.

My committment and dedication to my campaign is deep and I am grateful for each new day I am healthy and that I can do this.

I am grateful I have you all to help and support me as I walk and educate along our Nations, thank you.

I do have an agenda and that is to end with snow falling in the east coast becuz I will have honored all our seasons on our Earth as I bring voice to protect our home.

I am set and plan to end before Santa Clause gets here! lol

Thank you all from my heart and lots of love and peace


Friends and family….Mother Earth is all around us even if we live amongst the structures of steel and concrete, we must find how we can care for our precious Earth as we live in amongst our lives exactly where each and everyone of us are.

Education and development: my campaign is to educate and make aware of Ecocide and make it against the law. www.eradicatingecocide.com or www.eradicatingecocideincanada.org My commitment is to educate on eradicating ecocide and how you can help and set for once it becomes the 5th International crime against peace. I choose to walk over driving in respect to our Mother Earth, my feet at times have to go off route to bring this campaign closer to our homes, my dedication to bring Earth voice leads me to many communities that might be not on my direct route of the transcanada highway where my heart and feet are at home with our Mother Earth as I walk. My walk is about bringing Earth voice and sharing this information with you and I will come to your home, even if it means another week off route or many miles north, south, east or west of the transcanada highway but I will never leave long enough so that you will forget what I am doing.

I am honored to come to your community and speak and share of my knowledge. Each waking morning, each night closing my eyes, my heart is with Mother Earth and help bring her voice on how we can help by learning what I am bringing to you and sharing it to another.
I walk with love for our Earth and proud of our home and feel grateful that I am able to do this and share what I have learnt, thank you Polly Higgins…..
I will try my very best to put out a schedule as I go along so that we can put something together, I am committed to do get this walk done and done when I have reached the Atlantic Ocean, yes but most when I have covered enough communities and territories of my message as I walk and that will mean I will be out of route abit at times.

Example I am in MN for the weekend and speaking about my campaign and will be set to put my feet back on where I left off in Alberta as soon as weekend is over. I have come to relize that I am not on a race and more important that I reach as much as I can and speak about my campaign and thus far Mother Earth has been real good to me in caring for me in all aspects of my spirit of who I am, yes I encounter hardships but it passes me becuz Creator blesses me with insight to really see whats important and know I will be okay, I am gifted with great gifts of ceremony and culture of many as I walk and that brings me to fly amongst our skies as I walk….at times it gets hard financially becuz it does cost to live among our world even on the highway but I manage to find a way to get through. I am away from my beloved family in GA and that brings stress but I can only pray to Creator we all will be okay.
My committment and dedication to my campaign is deep and I am grateful for each new day I am healthy and that I can do this.
I am grateful I have you all to help and support me as I walk and educate along our Nations, thank you.

I do have an agenda and that is to end with snow falling in the east coast becuz I will have honored all our seasons on our Earth as I bring voice to protect our home.

I am set and plan to end before Santa Clause gets here! lol

I choose to walk the BVP over traffic on 1, to be with Mother Earth in peace and really find the beauty and peace of our home, the 1 has too much traffic and thought ! take the gift! I did and even with hills and windy roads I loved it becuz it gave me more opportunity to be in love with our Mother Earth….End the era of ecocide today….love you all and thank you for your love and support

 


Thank you all from my heart and lots of love and peace
Friends and relatives….I love you all deeper than I can tell each and everyone of you., thank you from my heart your love and support through this journey I CHOOSE, yes it gets hard, I must have to acknowledge the hard times my own family feels for me in GA, thank you my beloved partner Dena and kids for being here with me especially when things get rough for me and your there to listen to me, i do ache and hurt and get kind of lost in my mind from being alone alot in these i face but my family is always on the side to receive me when times get tough. mostly for your patience and understanding i do this becuz i believe that our Mother Earth needs our voice.
Friends and relatives? thank you for your love and support and equal to my heart I send back….many lettters ask me why? and how I feel. Honestly? I will answer….my body goes up and down and I take care of it so it wont defeat me, my body gets stressed from the stress of me walking daily with 33pounds on my back but I manage becuz my spirit and helper Bear carries me. my strength carries me forward. My heart and mind many days and night ask why? I dont even have to ever think….I love our home Mother Earth, I love her with deep passion, sometimes I dont even have to think becuz thats where we all know why we love our home, becuz we feel love when we are at home

ECOCIDE must stop, we cannot continue to let this happen.

How can you help? go to websites and learn…..

All that know me, you know I have bad feet but yet it carried me this far, I received notes that someone wanted to take my life, I kept walking becuz I believe Creator will watch me…fear comes from fear of truth.
Biggest is….I believe we as people can make a difference to make better our home Mother Earth. Each and every one of us and how we choose can make that difference.

Her journey: Polly Higgins, environmenatal lawyer to bring rights to our earth is set and will accomplish….go to website…www.earadicatingecocide.com and do best what you can do, learn and share or go to our wonderful Ron Hart’s site….www.eradicatingecocideincanada.org .

We the people have to put ourselves together, think? next time you step outside with everything going on? think as you look and feel around? Just how much can we stand as we today then tommorow?

I am tired and exhausted and i must sign off but never to send back all your love that sits me deeply always. Meqwetch


Friends and relatives , hard hike from Lake Louise to Banff on the Bow Valley Parkway becuz I just returned from my home and hard to get back on move but I did it and camped overnight at Castle mountain campgrounds, thank you Banff Parks for your great support, the beauty of Mother Earth sure brings love to me heart and that brings me closer to my family in Ga, my partner Dena and kids, it moves me to know that I have that in my life, Meqwetch Creator. Being with Mother Earth moves me deeply to love our precious home and help bring voice to her. End the era of ecocide and protect our home. We need to step up and take responsibility and do what we can to help take care of her even more. We each have to do what it takes. Thank you so much for your love and support and wish that one day you too can experience this wonder of Mother Earth, much love to you all


Family and friends, finally after almost a month to get back on route I am officially back on “walk” I sure missed Mother Earth and all her greatness and most beauty . I give my heart and soul to bring voice for Mother Earth and help protec

t her. End the era of ecocide and help protect our home. I am in Lake Louise today and will walk to Banff via #1a in the morning . I have had to deal with family loss , attending to health and I will share, someone threatening me for what I am doing. I have no fear becuz Creator and Bear are by my side always. Hardest part is being away from my Partner and family in GA. Hard to be away from the one who holds your heart. My commitment to Mother Earth is sacred to me and I need to be here right now to help bring her voice. Thank you for all your help and support.
Banff/lake Louise – wed. July 25 #1a
Banff – Thursday July 26
Canmore – Friday July 27
Morely – saturday July 28
Calgary – Sunday July 29
Intinarary might change if get invited to speak at an event and at that time I will post… Thank you
Much love and peace

 

Raven CourtneyFriends and relatives!
In Calgary and wanted to share something wonderful and special that was gifted to me and helped me greatly to move forward with a greater strength in bringing voice for Mother Earth.
T’sunni Nation Powwow . A gigantic Meqwetch (thank you) for your huge gift of Grand Entry, me and Bear walked in grand entry behind the Tribal council and in front of Nations Chiefs, in between I walked and felt so humbled to carry Bear Medicine and bring voice for Mother Earth.
T’sunni Nation your gift gave me deeper strength to carry my duty with Mother Earth and help protect, your gift brought me strength in my heart to move forward with out doubt and continue to push forward, your gift moved me to fully love and appreciate our nations and rich culture of ceremony , your gift brought me to know and understand what respect and honor can mean to each and everyone of us, your gift thought me to fully understand and appreciate gesture of our cultures , your gift brought me to really know that I am doing something that is okay for our home, your gift brought me to finally appreciate who and what I am doing….a huge Meqwetch to the T’sunni Nation for bringing that gift of new sight in my heart and the strength to move forward for Mother Earth.
Thank you to Suzanne and Glenn for hosting me last night! And all the wonderful people I shared food and good tea with at the celebration. My heart moved me even more to help end the era of ecocide and protect Mother Earth becuz it warmed me to see and feel the laughters and good spirits of our people.
I walk and walk and never look backwards even though I was told , animals can attack me from behind , i still walk without looking back becuz I look forward to tommorow when ecocide will be against the law and our Mother Earth will be given rights and protected. Thank you all for your love and support and your lil notes are very much appreciated ! Love you all

Friends and family ! On the move ! In Canmore and tested up. Great hosts Efme and husband :) ty much. I feel abit sore from being away for awhile but I will mend. Mother Earth is precious and beautiful. Honor her each day becuz she gives us precious gift of home. End the era of ecocide. Protect our precious home Mother Earth. Thank you everyone for all your love and support . Love and peace.


Friends and family… On the move! In Calgary and hours away from putting my feet and heart on our precious Mother Earth again . Today I will officially be on my journey again. A month of personal business seemed like a lifetime . More time away I knew and saw we need to bring voice for Mother Earth. Eradicate ecocide. Protect our Mother Earth. My bag will be heavy for abit but I will get adjusted . Thank you for all your love and support and most your friendships. Love and peace


Friends and family
In Lake Louise and back on route with my Earth! I love my time and helping our Earth have voice to protect her.
Well… I have been away for a month and been through a lot but my heart remained here. Mother Earth needs our help to protect our home . End ecocide today and make ecocide against the law. I have missed all of you and your love and support, thank you and please help bring awareness to protect our home Mother Earth. Do what you can.
Love and peace

Friends and family, not great at tech stuff but getting the hang of it as I walk each mile!!!!lol….I walk along plugged in and do my best to reach you all! :) kidding, I’m just in a good mood:) thank you all. Miss taking pics and posting, two more days I get my feet back on the highway and back on my Mother Earth, and my work for our Earth will continue and my feet will walk the miles to bring awareness to protect our earth, its hard to not pay heart to own family when your working with our Earth becuz natural process’es of life happen in our lives that need our attention immediately and very hard to leave Mother Earth, I felt like I was leaving her too long…lol…yet I am on her all day long!…lol, I been away almost a month and my pack will be real heavy again and I will get use to it! thats my only drag about being away, I got use to slinging it around so easily even with the weight (34-36 pounds) and today, lifting it on to get my ride, it was heavy!!!!!….lol, when you spend your entire day praying for our Mother Earth and venture back in your own life routine, your life changes and you see things different and so suddenly you notice every detail of our home. Thank you all for your love and support and looking forward to being back and taking all my pics and talking to communites and schools of ending the era of ecocide and protecting our Mother Earth


Friends and family, pretty hard to get going again with everything that has happened in the last week, The passing of my Grandfather delayed me even more, my commitment is to take care of my Grandfather in all aspects of helping with his journey back home to Creator. I was blessed and honored to be part of carrying him and resting him back into Mother Earth. My Grandfather lived a very long life here with us, 94 yrs. I will always honor him because he gifted my Mother into this world then came me…..Meqwetch my Grandfather. I began my journey to love and respect Mother Earth from my Grandfather as early as I can remember…..I remember one time he spoke in our language “mah” =means “listen” and he laughed at me because I was squnting so hard trying to hear what he was talking about , he squinted hard and mimicked me….lol….then told me to listen with my eyes open becuz all around is Earth and she is beautiful and I could not miss her beauty if I kept my eyes open. Having practiced that, I can hear her every which way she breaths today….we are blessed to be gifted with the breath of life by our precious Mother Earth. We MUST, absolutely must help bring voice to our precious Earth, no more damage and destruction…..no matter what became we still must move forward to end the era of violence against Earth, no more……we must do our part and end the era of ecocide…..make ecocide a crime, our Earth needs to be protected.
I have not stopped my campaign I just have other commitments and duties I needed done for my family since this has happened and Mother Earth awaits….I will be back very very soon…..
much thanks and love


Friends and family, thank you so so much for your great words of support and encouragement and it helps,from Golden BC it was tricky becuz I was dodging the contraptions they call vehicles….lol and walk room was small, started up Ten Mile which is easier then the canyon even though its uphill, I think I might have felt “vertigo” at times being so high! lol….I think thats the term. I had no fear becuz Mother Earth is stunning and beautiful it is to be on her, I sat along side of the canyon and offered prayer and spoke with Mother Earth. I will share what I spoke about….I am leaving “Walk” for a very short time(less then two weeks or two weeks) to recouperate and get my strength back and resume my Walk for Mother Earth, my physical body is in great shape and really it because yesterday marked my time walking through the mountains and finishing that up, I walked through the Rocky Mountains folks! me, Bear and my pack and our occasional visitors, I will tell, it wasnt easy, it was cold and gruelling at times but same it was wonderfull and beautiful, funny was when I went to Vancouver on business with the cause, I knew almost every turn, stretch or landmark!….lol…becuz I walked it, I walked almost 800km folks and it took this time becuz I also had wonderful experiences speaking to schools, communities, tribal offices….the journey was marvelous and I met the most wonderful and beautiful people as I walked and ty to those that walked, hosted me and supported me in every way possible, I love you all….why I need to recouperate? I am emotional exhausted from stress, my body is in great shape and I am ok but I cannot handle the stress and distress that comes with a project like this, I walk ten to twelve hrs a day with no support vehicle and that is okay becuz I am happy to carry my medicines for Mother Earth and when one comes its okay too, but I cant do it alone, I need your help with ADMIN situtions in fundraising, media and contact work, I just cant do it anymore, there is not enough time in a day to do that, I can walk all day long and not get stressed and do my work with Mother Earth, I can come to your school or community and speak about ending the era of ecocide and not get stressed but I cant admin at each end of day becuz I simply have no time, I began the process of asking little things from you and I couldnt ask for more and that is why this became hard becuz I didnt ask for a commitment from you, today I am, I need a commitment from you to help me finish this walk, its not all that hard and it would not take alot of time…..I will do the walk and I am honored to do this for Mother Earth and I would be honored if you came on board to help.I am going to take this time and go to my home and be with my own family in GA and I will be back within two weeks and I am praying you will come forward and help me with this walk and we can fly through the Nation…..thank you very very much for all your love and support and we can do it, much love and peace
End the era of ecocide and protect our Earth

 


 


Keep checking back  to follow Raven on her long walk to gather support for the campaign to make Ecocide a crime.  The start of her journey is found here. Better still, join her and add your support and encouragement to Team Turtle Island! Follow Raven’s journey here on Facebook 

Go to the start of Raven’s journey and her first postings  HERE

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