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Tribes from Maine participating in Mother Earth Water Walk

Members of the Abenaki, Penobscot, Maliseet, Passamaquoddy and Micmac tribes in Maine and in Canada will participate in this year's Mother Earth Water Walk.

The delegation will walk from Maine to Wisconsin. They will carry water from Picture Rock, a petroglyph site, and record a song to raise awareness of the importance of clean water.

“Whatever we do to the water will impact the children of future generations. People need to start looking at how we live and the importance of clean water," Madeleine Hunter, the Eastern Walk coordinator, told The Bangor Daily News.

The Maine-Canada walkers will start their journey on May 7. They will arrive June 12 in Bad River, Wisconsin, where they will meet other Native groups. The final destination is Lake Superior.

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