Our Friend Judith Brown is walking with the Indigenous Peoples Solidarity network April 23 - May 14 from Kitchener to Ottawa (600 km). The walk is a joint project of Christian Peacemakers Teams and the Mennonite Church of Canada. The goal is to engage faith groups in a public "Call to Action" in support of the United Nations Declaration for Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and implementation of Article #48 of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation report. It is timed in the lead up to the second reading of Bill 262 to provide a legislative framework for implementation of the Declaration. Walkers will connect with the Anishinawbe and Haudenosaunee peoples whose land they will walk along the way.
Judith is not sure how far she will be able to walk but she carries our love and prayers every day as she engages in this vital witness for Indigenous Rights.