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The Journey of Nishiyuu: March 2013 Archives

The Journey of Nishiyuu arrives in Ottawa

1600 kilometres later, the Journey of Nishiyuu finally arrived at their destination Monday afternoon. Along the way, the original 7 Cree walkers were joined by Mohawk, Algonquin, Miq'mak and Inuit walkers in solidarity with their mission. Part of the goal was to unify people across cultures and nations, and the youth believe they have helped bridge that gap. Melissa Natachequan is the host of the Cree morning show on CBC North, and has been following the group over the past few months. She tells us what their arrival on Parliament Hill was like.
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The Journey of Nishiyuu nearing final destination of Ottawa

It's been more than two months and 1500 kilometres since six young Cree men and a guide set out on foot from their community of Whapmagoostui, en route to Ottawa, in support of Idle No More. Along the way, they've been joined by nearly 200 supporters on the Journey of Nishiyuu. CBC North's Melissa Natachequan joined us from Chelsea, Quebec as the walkers near their final destination.
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Nishiyuu walkers on the final leg of their journey

Prayer circle in Maniwaki for the Journey of Nishiyuu (photo: Jessica Rubinger)With almost 200 walkers now taking part in the Nishiyuu journey, the movement initiated by seven young Cree men is days away from its final destination on Parliament Hill.

The group will be leaving Maniwaki this morning for a short walk to Kitigan Zibi, just outside of town.

Susan speaks with one of the organizers of the welcoming committee in Kitigan Zibi and hears how the group is doing.

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