Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Bad Bear: Walking and running for the sacred places

Carl "Bad Bear" Sampson, 27, Paiute/Shoshone from Reno, Nevada, joined the Peace and Dignity Journeys after completing the Longest Walk 2 on the northern route. Bad Bear said there were about 30 runners on the stretch through Arizona. He ran with the group from the California border at Fort Mojave to the Gila River Pima Maricopa Indian Nation, when temperatures in southern Arizona reached 117 degrees. On the Longest Walk northern route and Peace and Dignity Journeys, Bad Bear used his cellphone to document the journeys in photos and videos. Please click on the arrow below for brief video. Photos and video by Carl Bad Bear Sampson.
For more of Bad Bear's Peace and Dignity Journeys photos and videos, go to:

Peace and Dignity runners in Vicam Pueblo, Mexico:
All of our routes will connect on August 13th in Vicam Pueblo, the "capital" of the Yaqui Nation, in Sonora Mexico. From there, we will run through Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica until reaching the Panama Canal on November 14th. At Panama we will connect with the runners that began from Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. Those runners are currently running through Peru.
The Journeys is based on the Prophecy of the Eagle and Condor. We are currently living in the time when its the responsibility of Indigenous Nations of the Western Hemisphere to re-unite, bring healing to the land, and the peoples of the world.
Jose Malvido
Northern Coordinator (Alaska-Panana)
Peace and Dignity Journeys

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