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Full Moon walkers remember lost women – The Chronicle Journal
by ahnationtalk onSeptember 7, 2017130 Views
The scent of burning sweet grass and the sound of women hand-drummers set the tone for the start of the 13th annual Full Moon Memory Walk on Wednesday.
A large gathering stood as prayers were recited and a flag was raised at Thunder Bay City Hall for the event to honour the memory of murdered and missing women.
The group made their way along Simpson Street, over the Pacific Avenue Bridge, down to Island Drive and left to the McIntyre Floodway. They were met by the Kokomisinaan Traditional Drum Group who performed songs of honour and healing.
For Sharon Johnson, the sister of the late Sandra Johnson whose body was found on Feb. 13, 1992 on the frozen McIntyre Floodway, the annual walk takes on a very special meaning this year. Johnson, who is the co-ordinator of the walk, said this year she planned it in memory of her mother, Joyce Johnson, who died in May.