|Photo April Rhodes|
Update Sept. 10, 2013: Walkers base camp is Marshall, Missouri
COLUMBIA, Missouri -- The Longest Walk 4 Return to Alcatraz reached Columbia, Missouri, today, on the five-month walk across America for Native American sovereignty and Indigenous rights.
"The Walk has now reached Columbia, Missouri. On September 8th, we will start walking at 9:00 am from St. Charles road just North of exit 131 on Interstate 70. We will go down to Broadway. For anyone in the area please come and walk with us," said Longest Walk 4 late Saturday night.
The walkers said they have used their last funds for gas for their support vehicles, which transport camping gear, food and supplies.
"It has been some time since we put out a plea for help. At this time we need to do so again. At present we spent the remaining money on gas for the two vehicles that were on empty. If anyone has been thinking about donating, now would be a good time. If possible, any Moneygram contributions can be arranged through 202-436-6576. So far we have received about $5,000 in financial contributions and this has gotten us a little over a third of the way. We have also received much in kind support from water and food donations as well as prepared meals, and of course the many words of encouragement and support for which we are all grateful."
Longest Walk 4 Return to Alcatraz
The Longest Walk 4: Return to Alcatraz Outlined Schedule
September 16 – 18 - Kansas City to Topeka KS 66 miles
September 19 – 26 - Topeka to Wichita, KS 161 miles
September 27 – 30 - Gathering/ support tar sands and pipeline resistance
If you believe you can help locating stay places in Kansas, on elsewhere on the route in Colorado, Utah or Nevada, please email the Logistics Coordinator: Wabus44@gmail.com Cell ph: 202-436-6576