Annual Healing Walk Continues

Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2017 19:11 PM

A 322-kilometre Healing Walk continues as Indigenous people call attention to the issues facing First Nations. 

It's the second year for the Healing Walk, where participants pray each day as they pass communities including Longlac, Sand Point First Nation, Nipigon, and Dorion on their way from Ginoogaming First Nation to Mount McKay.

People from each community are invited to join the walk as the participants pass through on their 7-day journey, which began on Sunday.

Organizers say the group of walkers are on the last segment of their journey on Highway 17, and are scheduled to stop at City Hall on Saturday before continuing to Mount McKay to end the walk. 

This year, the walk focuses on issues like drug and alcohol addictions, suicide, the legacy of residential schools, and racism. 

It was started last year by Lac Seul First Nation Elder and residential school survivor Fred Thomas. (File Photo)