Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Starting on the Mista-Shipu

We started paddling yesterday from Churchill Falls. The weather was very good. I think it will be a good trip. We have a smaller group this year, 13 people in total, 6 canoes. I am happy these friends support me and are concerned about Mista-Shipu. The canoe trip is very important to me for maintaining the culture of my people and protecting the land. I was very sad that the Innu from my community who had hoped to come along weren't able to. Next week there is a gathering with the elders and it could be some wanted to stay home for that. The trip also happened at the same time that the community received money from the goverment, which might also be a reason. We are hoping to be back by early September. Please pray for us--for safety and a good trip.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Canoe Trip Next Week

We will be starting the canoe trip this next Tuesday. I have been very busy recently preparing for the trip and so haven’t had time to write, but I will try to write about it when we return. I wanted to ask you all to pray for us for a safe trip. Just like a human being, the trees and the river talk to me, asking me to help them! They are saying “I don’t want to die. Please help me!” I will be very sad if they are damaged and all the animals and river are hurt. It is very important. Thank you for your prayers.