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Anishinaabe and Josephine Mandamin

Nov 7 flash fiction

It was grandmother Josephine’s purpose in life to save, and protect the clean water, and the unpolluted lakes.

She could not do this on her own so she would protest along with other water walkers every chance she got to tell people how sacred water was and how it was a lifeline for all of us. The water was becoming endangered and she was determined to let the people know.

Josephine walked 17,000 kilometers around the great lakes, and she co-founded the Mother Earth Water Walk.

The first Mother Earth Water Walk was in 2003 and still continues today.

© Susan Zutautas 2019


Written for Carrot Ranch.

In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes Water Walkers. It does not have to be in the Anishinaabe tradition; in fact, it would be more interesting to see interpretations from across all nations and walks. It can be a title or used as a phrase. Go where the prompt leads!



13 Comments Post a comment
  1. what an amazing story, what an inspiring Gran … can see you are related!


    November 12, 2019
  2. Without clean air, water, and food, we do not survive, it’s that simple and that complex.


    November 12, 2019
  3. Beautiful piece, Susan.

    Liked by 1 person

    November 11, 2019
  4. Is this for true? Wow, what a great woman.

    Liked by 1 person

    November 11, 2019
  5. Great historic post, Susan. I love it.😊

    Liked by 1 person

    November 11, 2019

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