Without more conscious inclusion of those natural elements as such in our daily life there is little hope for balance, justice and equity in our world. She is committed to restoring our relations to water as well as fire as a pathway to building healthy relations for all.
A core advising team of Gigi Coyle, Win Phelps, Andy Lipkis and Sharon Shay Sloan quickly came together with their support and knowledge to begin the first steps. A vital part of those first steps was to ask permission from the Big Pine Paiute tribe, the original people of Payahuunadu, the place where the water flows. The Big Pine Paiute tribe became one of our core partners and Alan Bacock, water coordinator for the tribe, became ‘third’ in the core team after Shay Sloan departed year two.
Between 2015 and 2017 we walked our first journey from Mono Lake, through Payahuunadu/Owens Valley, and into Los Angeles in 3 phases.
And so today, 5 years later, this walk truly begins …. A much larger support circle of support and awareness is growing with those who wish to give time, experience and knowledge to Walking Water. In this sense, at the core of Walking Water’s vision, is collaboration and cooperation.
By Kate Bunney