Native-American Water Walk focuses on pollution

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Members of a Native-American tribe from the midwest are walking north through Mississippi, hoping to focus attention on how pollution is affecting the world's water supplies. They're taking part in an event called the Mother Earth Water Walk.

Several members of the Ojibwe tribe, mostly from Minnesota, walked through the Hattiesburg area Friday, carrying a bucket of water they took from the Gulf of Mexico a couple of days ago.

The water will be carried all the way to the Great Lakes, where it will be poured into Lake Superior in a June 12 ceremony also featuring water brought from the Pacific, Atlantic and Arctic oceans.

"Water has to move to be healthy and so, what we're doing is moving the water and we want that water to continuously flow and so, that's why we keep moving all day," said Sharon M. Day, one of the walkers. "We do stop for a break, but we offer some medicine and we stop and then we take off," Day said.

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