The second leg of the Journey through Eeyou Istchee, “Journey of Hope, Embracing Life”, finished in celebration on March 28 in Waskaganish.

The first leg of the journey began through the inland Cree communities during the winter of 2008, while the second leg started in late February 2009. A feast was held by the Youth and Elders Councils of Waskaganish for the walkers on their arrival.

The Youth Council and Youth Grand Chief Stacy Bear publicly thank all of those who participated and contributed to the epic journey.

According to Bear, it has already been suggested that next year’s journey should be a walk for cancer.