Walk with us in a Sacred Water Ceremony - Victoria

December 10, 2017
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1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Victoria Inner Harbour, Victoria, BC (Map)

According to Vice News Canada, as of July 31 2017, there were a total of 121 FirstNations under 172 drinking water advisories across Canada.

Access to clean and safe water is a basic human right.

Join Jamey Mills, PSAC Regional Vice-President, and stand in solidarity with Indigenous people. Walk with us in a Sacred Water Ceremony tTo be held on the traditional lands of the Coast Salish Lekwungen – Songhees & Esquimalt First Nations

  • Start at 1:00PM, Douglas Street at Dallas Road
  • End at 4:30PM, Victoria Inner Harbour
  • Speakers and reflection along the route

Sponsored by

  • Public Service Alliance of Canada, BC Region
  • British Columbia Government and Service Employees Union
  • PSAC Vancouver Island Human Rights Committee
  • PSAC National Aboriginal People’s Circle BC Region

Full Itinerary

East Doorway - West of Douglas Street on Dallas Road

  • 13:00 - Welcoming address and blessing by Elder Joan Morris, Lekwungen – Songhees Nation
  • 13:15 - Explanation of International Human Rights Day - Introduction of the Vancouver Island Human Rights Committee
  • 13:25 - Opening address by PSAC REVP- Jamey Mills
  • 13:35 - Introduction of the Sacred Water Ceremony Partners
  • 13:45 - Remarks by Michael Ballard and Giselle Henry -NAPC- “Thirsty for Justice” Campaign 
  • 13:55 - Remarks by Souie Gorup – BCGEU- Regional Aboriginal Coordinator
  • 14:05 - Explanation of East Doorway - East Doorway Speakers
  • 14:20 - Begin the march to South Doorway

South Doorway - Government Street & Dallas Road

  • 14:30 - Introduction of the South Doorway and speakers – Youth Focus
  • 14:35 - South Doorway Youth Worker’s Speakers
  • 14:50 - March continues to West Doorway

West Doorway - Government Street & Superior Street

  • 15:25 - Introduction of West Doorway - West Doorway Speakers
  • 15:45 - March continues to the North Doorway - Inner Harbor

North Doorway - Victoria’s Inner Harbour

  • 15:55 - Introduction of North Doorway – North Doorway Speakers
  • 16:15 - Closing remarks – Thank you blessing and acknowledgements