Monday, October 10, 2016

Peace Walk Begins on Indigenous People's Day At Indian Island, Penobscot Nation

Russell Wray's gorgeous banner for this year's Peace Walk
The 5th Annual Maine Peace Walk to Stop the War$ on Mother Earth begins today!

There have been some minor changes to the first day Maine Peace Walk schedule.  Here is the latest:

Day 1 (Penobscot Nation on Indian Island) Tuesday, October 11
- Meet in Bath (212 Centre St) 9:00 am and drive north to Indian Island via I-95 taking exit 197 to Old Town
- Over bridge to Indian Island

- .3 miles Stop sign turn right to Boat Landing just before the school on Wabanaki Way
12:00 Lunch at boat landing
2:00 pm Talks by Chief Kirk Francis and Sherri Mitchell followed by Orientation meeting in conference room at the Nicholas Sapiel Building at 27 Wabanaki Way, directly across from the parking lot for High Stakes Bingo. The drive to the building is a left just after the Public Safety Bldg.
6:00 Pot luck supper in Nicholas Sapiel Bldg as well
- Homestays
Orientation plan:
We’ll first hear from Penobscot Chief Kirk Francis and Sherri Mitchell before beginning the 2:00 pm orientation which will include the following:
~ Introductions
~ Walk theme & messaging (sings, flyers, etc)

~ Daily walk plan & route review

~ Respecting the drums

~ How to integrate new people who join the walk along the route

~ Responsibility of guests at host sites
~ Shuttling plan (Coordinator needed)
~ Van drivers
~ Food & breaks
Peace walkers Frank Donnelly, Bruce Gagnon and Starr Gilmartin at a pot luck supper during the 2015 Maine Peace Walk. More photos and story by Dagney C. Ernest here online at Village Soup.

Here is the nightly pot luck supper & program schedule for the 5th Maine Peace Walk to Stop the War$ on Mother Earth.

The public is invited to attend any and all of these events.  All suppers begin at 6:00 pm.  The programs will last one hour following the supper.
  • Oct 11  Penobscot Nation on Indian Island
  • Oct 12  Indian Island to Dexter (First Universalist Church next to library on Rt 7)
  • Oct 13  Dexter to Pittsfield (164 Lancey St – white house)
  • Oct 14  Pittsfield to Unity (At MOFGA grounds)
  • Oct 15  Unity to Waterville ( Methodist church at 61 Pleasant St)
  • Oct 16  Waterville to Augusta (St. Mark’s Episcopal Church at 9 Summer St in Social Hall)
  • Oct 17  Augusta to Norway (First Universalist Church at 479 Main St)
  • Oct 18  Norway to Lewiston (Episcopal Church on corner of Bates St)
  • Oct 19  Lewiston to Brunswick (Unitarian Church on corner of Pleasant & Middle Sts across from library)
  • Oct 20  Day off in Brunswick (No supper – 3:00 pm vigil at BIW on Washington St in Bath during shift change)
  • Oct 21  Brunswick to Freeport ( Durham Friends Meeting House at 532 Quaker Meeting House Rd)
  • Oct 22  Freeport to Portland (State Street Church – UCC at 159 State St)
  • Oct 23  Portland to Saco ( First Parish Congregation Church on corner of Beech & Maine)
  • Oct 24  Saco to Kennebunk ( New School at 38 York Street)
  • Oct 25  Kennebunk to York Beach (52 Freeman St - Green house)
  • Oct 26  York Beach to Kittery Naval shipyard (Walk ends with 3:00 pm vigil at Naval shipyard gate on corner of Wentworth & Walker - Rice Public library on corner
For more information please contact or call 443-9502

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