All living things need water to survive; it is the first medicine for all people. We need to take steps to protect what we have left, so our future generations will have clean and drinkable water. We need to protect our water. Without water, there is no life.
Oil and gas development in North Dakota have a long-lasting impact on one of our most precious resources: water. From the sheer amount needed to extract oil to the contamination risk to groundwater and aquifers, respect and protection of clean water should be a priority for all North Dakotans.
On Saturday, Aug. 13, join Fort Berthold Protectors of Water and Earth Rights (P.O.W.E.R.) and Modern Day Warriors Youth Group for the second annual Water Blessing and Healing Walk in New Town.
Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. The Water Blessing and Rally will be held at Four Bears Point, followed by a healing walk around Four Bears Park.
The Water Blessing and Healing Walk is co-sponsored by the Indigenous Environmental Network. Fort Berthold P.O.W.E.R. is an affiliate of Dakota Resource Council.