Native Americans know why we need to protect our Water Supply. Water is essential, used in everything we do, every day. Cyndee Fox-Starr (Omaha/Odawa) Outreach Director of the American Indian Health Service of Chicago, Inc., presents a history of the Water Walk movement and its importance to the Great Lakes region and people. Grandmother Josephine Mandamin, (Wikwemigoong Reserve, Ontario Canada) began the movement in 2003 after she became alarmed over the pollution in the once-pristine lakes and rivers across Turtle Island. Presented with a prophecy from an elder in the year 2000 that warned that "water will cost as much as gold" by the year 2030, Josephine took action and founded the Water Walk movement.
Cyndee Fox-Starr is an enrolled member of the Omaha Tribe in NE, and also Odawa/Potawatomi of Wikwemikoong 1st Nations of Canada. She is 1st generation born Urban Native raised in the Chicago Native Community. She lives her culture daily as a bead worker, seamstress, and artist. Fox-Starr is the Youth Program Coordinator and the Outreach Director of the American Indian Health Service of Chicago, Inc.
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