Week Two: May 19 - 25, 2019

Looking back at the experiences that brought the need for change goes back to the fundamentals of basic brainstorming and asking these questions;

Where are we now?

In answering that question – we are dealing with the unnatural deaths in our communities, not just Aboriginal communities but all communities. The thought posed, “how did we get here, and what can we do as grassroots people about it?

Where are we now?

We are at the cusp of change and how we can work together as a society to bring about the change we would like to see.

 

Where do we want to be?

As big as the sky is blue, how can we bring together those who are Community Champions to help those in a challenging state. How do we assist those who have experienced trauma? How do we support them, first and foremost, in identifying the trauma and then to assist them in building them to engage in supportive healing?

 

What do we have to work with?

We have the footprints of our ancestors to guide us. The resiliency they empowered us can light the path in front of us, which leaves the legacy of healing—drawing upon the experiences that brought me to this place. There is hope in the darkness.

 

What do we have to do?

We have to incite compassion. We have it! With the events surrounding each person, compassion can bring about the change we desire. No matter the journey, we have people who care for us in an absolute manner. We have to accept that the journey is ours, and when we reach out or allow others to reach in, there is camaraderie in healing.

May 20, 2019 | Day 9

Gift: Snow on the mountain - That no matter what is in front of us, what is in the distance must never be overlooked.

A broken watch - That no matter what conditions we are in, the girt of our time is precious.

Smithers to Telkwa

Sandra McArthur

Clara MacDonald

Taylor Bachrach, Mayor of Smithers

Community 

Birgitte Bartlett 10.44 kms

Ron Bartlett - 5.33 kms

Leah Savannah - 6.90 kms

Marci Thomas - 10.48 kms

Tania Julian - 2.81 kms

Angelika Posselt - 5 kms

May 19, 2019 | Day 8

Terrace enroute to Hazelton

Sandra McArthur

Clara MacDonald

Community 

Marci Thomas & 3 Sons - Walk 31.44 kms

Gift: A butterfly with black, orange and red colorings - That no matter the struggles, like the struggle of the caterpillar we are always evolving

May 21, 2019 | Day 10

Gift: Clouds in the sky - That when we look up, we can find peace in the beyond.

Terrace to Hazelton

Sandra McArthur

Clara MacDonald

Community 

Jacob Tom - 3 kms

Monte Palmantier - 7 kms

Ron Bartlett - 5.31 kms

Leah Savannah - 8.23 kms

Marci Thomas - 4.73 kms

Clementine Thomas - 5.42 kms

Tania Julian - 8.87 kms

Chantal Tom - 7.47 kms

Angelika Posselt - 18.21 kms

Samantha Moise - 2.68 kms

Claudia Brietzke - 6.31 kms

May 22, 2019 | Day 11

Gift: River Flowing - If we listen attentively, we can hear the river singing a song of eternity.

Terrace enroute to Hazelton

Sandra McArthur

Dan Martel

Community 

Clara McDonald - 5.10 kms

Jacob Tom - 5.50 kms

Marci Thomas - 6.93 kms

Clementine Thomas - 6.07 kms

Chantal Tom - 3.92 kms

Samantha Moise - 4.65 kms

Claudia Brietzke - 3.50 kms

May 23, 2019 | Day 12

Gift: The long road ahead can be walked - one step at a time.

Terrace enroute to Hazelton

Sandra McArthur

Dan Martel

Community 

Marci Thomas - 4.34 kms

Clementine Thomas - 7.01 kms

Chantal Tom - 3.83 kms

Claudia Brietzke - 5.04 kms

Keisha Lynn Thomas - 3.81 kms

Kiara McKinnon - 3.81 kms

Zayden Mckinnon - 3.81 kms

Terrance Thomas - 3.81 kms

May 24, 2019 | Day 13

Gift: A community of Champions - As community members, when we come together, we are stronger.

Terrace to Hazelton

Sandra McArthur

Clara MacDonald

Dan Martel

Community 

Wet'suwet'en First Nation Gathering

Lake Babine Gathering & Community Walk

May 25, 2019 | Day 14

Gift: Heart-shaped Rock - No matter where we travel, we are loved.

Terrace to Hazelton

Sandra McArthur

Clara MacDonald

Dan Martel

Community 

Leah Savannah - 3.37 kms

Shaunda Nechvatal - 1.4 kms

Tania Julian  - 4.82 kms

Chantal Tom  - 4.54 kms

Angelika Posselt  - 5.56 kms

Klaus Posselt  - 4.27 kms

Mandeep Samra - 13.9 kms

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