Women walk for water

For the twelfth year Pokagon women and others who care about protecting water gathered for ceremonies, prayers, and a 13 mile walk from one Pokagon lake to another the Friday before the 34th Annual Kee-Boon-Mein-Kaa Pow Wow. The group seeks to bring awareness to issues about protecting water from pollution and keeping water sources clean for future generations. The idea for the walk began after a group of native women stopped in Dowagiac during their walk around the Great Lakes to call attention to keeping the lakes clean. Today, the Women’s Water Walk has become a traditional kick off to pow wow weekend.