Ohio River

2:03 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

River Walk Aims To Help Ohio River On A Spiritual Level

An indigenous-led river walk along the Ohio River will take participants from Pittsburgh's Point State Park to where it meets the Mississippi River.
Credit Jim Grey / Flickr

The Ohio River appears on many lists as one of the nation’s most polluted waterways. In an effort to heal the river, a group of indigenous women and others will walk the span of the river starting from Point State Park on Earth Day.

“We’re going to gather some water at the confluence there, of the Ohio River, and we’re going to carry that water all the way down to where it joins the Mississippi River,” said Sharon Day, walk leader and executive director of the Indigenous People’s Task Force. “And while we’re carrying it we’ll be praying and singing to the water.”

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