AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde issued the following statement in advance of Earth Day, which will be celebrated April 22:
“Mother Earth is warming. She needs our help to heal so that we can all stay healthy and continue to enjoy the beauty and riches she provides. First Nations have both rights and responsibilities to the lands and waters.
WHAT: Edmonton Resilience Festival
The Edmonton Resilience Festival is an event celebrating global and community resilience. There will be a wide variety of Earth Day events and workshops, such as ideas for edible front yards, indoor gardening and micro-farming, building a bee home, resilience through local food and more. There will also be a market. For more information visit http://www.edmontonresiliencefestival.com.
WHAT: March for Science
The March for Science is a celebration of science and a call to support the community. Policy changes have raised concerns among the scientific community and the event is a way to show policymakers the importance of science, both from an environmental standpoint and otherwise.
WHEN: April 22 from 1 to 2 p.m.
WHERE: Alberta Legislative Grounds, 10800 97 Avenue NW
WHAT: Earth Day DIY for New Parents
A family-friendly workshop exploring reuse crafting and sharing ideas for parents to reduce waste. Make a do-it-yourself hula hoop, tactile musical toys and a baby mobile with reusable materials. There will also be information on how to reuse baby wipe containers and turn other item into educational toys.
WHEN: April 22 from 10 a.m. to noon
Water is the driver of Nature, We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one, water is life itself.
The health of our waters is the principal measure of how we live on the land. earth and earth’s atmosphere, the amount of water remains constant, there is never a drop more, never a drop less. This is a story of circular infinity, of a planet birthing itself.
Water is the most critical resource issue of our lifetime and our children’s lifetime.
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Carlos Nakai: Earth Spirit
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