Grand River Haiku: January Reflections Along The River

By Philip Martin At the recent dawning of the New Year I wondered: In the midst of this pandemic, in the cold of light-deprived January, what would happen if I went to the river every day? I love taking pictures and I thought this photography could help me note small and large changes in theContinue reading “Grand River Haiku: January Reflections Along The River”

Nga’ zichigee, nibi onjii: We do it for the water

By Mary Anne Caibaiosai Boozhoo Nindawemaganidoog! Nodin Ikwe Ndizhnikaaz. Mukwa ndodem. Wiikwemkoong Manido Minising ndoonjibaa. E-kinomaagaziid ndaaw. My English name is Mary Anne Caibaiosai and I am the lead for the All Nations Grand River Water Walk. I began this journey after I walked with the late Josephine Mandamin; our first Anishnaabe water walker whoContinue reading “Nga’ zichigee, nibi onjii: We do it for the water”

Lessons From The Water Walk

By Shirley Lynn Martin I have the honour of helping organize and also participate in the All Nations Grand River Water Walk from its inception to our upcoming walk in September 2020.  A great many gifts have come to me in being of service to the water, specifically to the Grand River—gifts that have becomeContinue reading “Lessons From The Water Walk”

A River Runs Through Me: From Wandering Stranger To Sacred Presence

By Philip Martin For much of my life the Grand River has been a wandering stranger.  I knew the river existed, and would occasionally nod to its beauty while riding my bike along its shores or dipping my body in the coolness of the Kauffman flats.  But I did not know the river as aContinue reading “A River Runs Through Me: From Wandering Stranger To Sacred Presence”