"#StopMeth" Group Walking To Ottawa

Posted on Sunday, April 15, 2018 12:32 PM

A group of Indigenous people from Manitoba are walking through the region on the way to Ottawa, raising awareness of what they call a crystal meth crisis in First Nation communities. 

They represent members of four First Nations of Island Lake, namely Garden Hill, St. Theresa Point, Wasagamack, and Red Sucker Lake. The communities are around 500 kilometres north of Winnipeg. 

The walk began on March 28th, and reached Kenora Saturday night. 

They're expected to arrive in Thunder Bay tomorrow. 

In addition to calling for an end to meth use in First Nation communities, organizers say they want to see more supports and education to help prevent drug use.

They are also collecting donations to support the walk. 

An online fundraiser has collected over $1,200 of its $1,500 goal.

You can see updates about the walkers' progress in this Facebook group. (File Photo)