Thursday, March 3, 2011

Nez Perce welcome Longest Walk 3 northern route

Nez Perce welcome Longest Walk 3 northern route
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LAPWAI, Idaho -- The Longest Walk 3 Northern Route is in Nez Perce country today in Idaho, after walking and running through snow in the mountains of Oregon.

Coordinator Chris Francisco said, "We will be talking with the youth in the elementary, junior high and high school today. Nez Perce have a lot of humor and are very cool people. It was an honor to have dinner with them last night at the community building. We met so many people. Thank you all."

On Wednesday night, Francisco said, "We walked from the Clearwater Casino to Lapwai Community Center today. We were joined by youth and elders from the community. They invited us to a potlatch at the Community Center. Thank you Nez Perce tribe for your hospitality. Thank you for welcoming us into your territory."

The northern route needs the help of a truck, or vehicle with trailer, to carry the walkers' gear. They are in Lapwai, Idaho, area today. (Contact phone now: Clearwater River Casino-Hotel, Lewiston, ID 208-746-0723)

The southern route is in the area of Pascua Yaqui (south of Tucson, Arizona) today. Please send updates to: brendanorrell@gmail.com

Here's a new video from the Long Walk northern route in Pendleton, Oregon:

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