Peoples' Walk for Mother Earth 2014

Coordinator of the Peoples’ Walk for Mother Earth 2014

From May 10 to June 14, 2014, citizens walked an average of 20 km a day for 34 days. They followed TransCanada (Energy East) and Enbridge (Line 9 Reversal) pipeline projects. The objective of the march was to raise awareness and to strengthen citizen mobilization against the arrival of pipelines and tar sands in Quebec. The walkers stopped each evening to meet with the communities through interactive shows and popular education workshops.

From Cacouna, where TransCanada was planning to set up an oil port, and ending in Kanehsatà:ke, on Mohawk territory, the Peoples’ Walk for Mother Earth 2014 was part of a desire to unite our voice with those of the First Nations. Together, we defended our fundamental right to live and raise our children in a healthy environment.

My role as coordinator was to ensure the realization of the Peoples’ March for Mother Earth in accordance with the schedule and the budget. I was responsible for several tasks, including managing communication between project team members and organizing meetings with all working committees (media, logistics, budget, artistic, liaison).