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Monday, March 28, 2011

Rapid City march: Long Walk 3 photos

Long Walk 3 northern route in Rapid City, South Dakota, March 28, 2010. Photos by Chris Francisco, coordinator LW3 northern route.
Pine Ridge to Wanblee Agenda

March 31st - April 4th, 2011
-- March 31st 2011 8AM: Pine Ridge Indian Reservation ENTRANCE @ Red Shirt, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota, Turtle Island
-- Welcoming & Words of Encouragementt by OST Vice President: Tom Poor Bear
-- Prayer by TBA
--PRHS Cross Country & Track Team to RELIEVE them and RELAY LW3NR walkers and runners into Pine Ridge (Waiting on confirmation from other schools).
--March 31st 2011 1 PM: Oglala, South Dakota, Turtle Island
--****LUNCH**** (provided by TBA)
--Mary Weasel Bear Tiwahe to RELIEVE them and RELAY into Pine Ridge.
--March 31st 2011 6 PM: Billy Mills Hall, Pine Ridge, South Dakota, Turtle Island
--Eyapaha: Russell Blacksmith
--****DINNER**** (provided by White Cow Killer Tiyospaye)
--Encouragement Songs by CRAZY HORSE SINGERS, Presentations, Socializing, Networking
--March 31st 2011 10 PM: Pine Ridge Retreat Center, Pine Ridge, South Dakota, Turtle Island
--LW3NR will be staying at Pine Ridge Retreat Center

The Longest Walk north is in South Dakota, and the southern route is in Hereford, Texas today, Tuesday, enroute to Amarillo, Texas.
More photos and Pine Ridge schedule of events, including a horseback ride, at:
Congratulations to our friend Marsh Rice from the Longest Walk in 2008 and wife Manna, happy parents of a new baby girl born in Tokyo. "Aurora Makena entered this world at 9:30pm Tokyo time," Marsh said on Monday.

US allowed weapons across border, found at Border Agent's murder in Arizona

Whistleblower: US allowed weapons across border
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'Arizona Border Agents, Weapons and Oil' at Censored News:

The US Deadly Games: Arizona border agents, weapons and oil The US says it is taking the lead in exploiting Kazakhstan's rich oil reserves. The US even has the Arizona National Guard over there keeping them safe by way of Centcom. Arizona got a chunk of money to keep things safe and tidy for ExxonMobil, Chevron, and ConocoPhillips in Kazakhstan, according to a US cable released by Wikileaks:

In Arizona, the US allowed weapons to cross the border into Mexico. Two of those weapons were found at the murder scene of a Border Patrol agent near Nogales, Arizona. The ATF now says that it allowed at least 1,700 weapons into Mexico. The ATF says it was a sting operation targeting narco traffickers. The Center for Public Integrity exposes the fact that ATF allowed weapons to cross the border into Mexico. The Tucson Citizen exposes the fact that two of those weapons were found recently at the scene of the murder of a Border Patrol agent near Nogales, Arizona.

ATF let hundreds of U.S. weapons fall into hands of suspected Mexican gunrunners
Whistleblower Says Agents Strongly Objected to Risky Strategy By John Solomon and David Heath and Gordon Witkin March 03, 2011
Center for Public Integrity
 Hoping to score a major prosecution of Mexican drug lords, federal prosecutors and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives permitted hundreds of guns to be purchased and retained by suspected straw buyers with the expectation they might cross the border and even be used in crimes while the case was being built, according to documents and interviews. The decision — part of a Phoenix-based operation code named “Fast and Furious” — was met by strong objections from some front-line agents who feared they were allowing weapons like AK-47s to “walk” into the hands of drug lords and gun runners, internal agency memos show. Indeed, scores of the weapons came back quickly traced to criminal activity. Read more ... Updated: 3/22/2011, 3:06 pm: The head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on Thursday night ordered an outside evaluation of his agency's efforts to combat Mexican gun trafficking following a Center for Public Integrity report that ATF supervisors allowed more than 1,700 guns to flow to straw buyers with the expectation the weapons might cross the border and even be used in crimes. Read more ...

ATF gunwalker scandal … did US Customs and Border Protection look the other way when the guns were headed south?
by Hugh Holub on Mar. 25, 2011 Tucson Citizen

The ATF “gunwalker” scandal … where federal ATF agents allowed hundreds of guns to “walk” from US gun shops across the border into the hands of the Mexican drug cartel as part of some dubious investigation into gunrunning gets even more outrageous. Two of the ATF “walked” guns ended up at the murder scene of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry near Rio Rico.
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Long Walk 3: South Dakota north and enroute to Amarillo south

Photos 1 and 2: Paul Owns the Sabre on the Long Walk northern route with Northern Cheyenne youths in Lame Deer, Montana. Photo by Long Walk northern route. Photo 3: Long walkers prayed for the buffalo in Gardiner, Montana. Photo by Carl Bad Bear Sampson.

Long Walk northern route in South Dakota, southern route heads for Amarillo, Texas

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Northern Route: Monday, March 28, 2011

Update Sunday night, "Had a good sweat near the Badlands SD. Thank you Autumn Two Bulls for inviting us and praying with us. Special thanks to the Heyoka medicine man that prayed for the LWNR3. Bringing harmony back to our spirits. Tomorrow we walk into Rapid City. We'll keep you posted. Chris Francisco."

OGLALA TERRITORY hosts The Longest Walk 3 Northern Route 2011! REVERSING DIABETES March 31st through April 2nd 2011
Events are Tentative and Subject to Change, but here is what we are planning! March 31st 2011 Enter at Red Shirt Rez & State Line (time to be determined as they draw closer) PRHS Cross Country & Track Team to RELIEVE them. They will run them into Pine Ridge by RELAY (other schools to participate upon confirmation) ESCORT : OST DPS March 31st 2011 (continued) Share a meal together at Billy Mills hall (time to be determined as they draw closer). Longest Walk 3 Northern Route Walkers will stay at PR RETREAT CENTER April 1, 2011 10AM Circle Up at 4-Way in Pine Ridge for PRAYER and Words of Encouragement by TBA 10:30AM ~ Sobriety Walk & Ride against DIABETES to White Clay, NE in honor of Longest Walk 3 Northern Route Walkers ESCORT : OST DPS LUNCH – between 12 ~ 1PM – LUNCH (will be served at Billy Mills Hall) Activities to proceed throughout the day at SACRED HEART (Diabetes Screening, Diabetes Education, Diabetes Prevention, Songs, Dance, Healthy Food, Socializing)

April 2, 2011 8AM Riders and Walkers Circle up at 4 – Way for Prayer and Words of Encouragement by TBA 8:30AM ~ Longest Walk 3 Northern Route Walkers will begin their HORSE RIDE! (Oglala Horse Owners will RELIEVE them by horseback as they trek EAST to the next NATION: Sicangu) ******ALL RIDERS ENCOURAGED TO COME AND RIDE ALONG***** ~ LUNCH~ SERVED @ BATESLAND ~ DINNER~ SERVED @ MARTIN OST DPS will be providing an ESCORT

Long Walk 3 southern route:

Update from Goodie: Walkers spent the night of March 25 in a little school in a railroad town called Vaughn, New Mexico, population of 539. On March 26 the Longest Walkers walked to Summer Lake State park where they will spend the night and also take a rest day on March 27. On Monday, March 28, they will head out toward Amarillo, Texas, and may make one stop enroute. When they arrive in Amarillo, Texas, the walkers plan to stay the the Kwahadi Museum near the Amarillo Airport for two days -- Tuesday, March 29 and Wednesday, March 30. Next stops after that will be March 31 and April 1 in Hammond Oklahoma, then on to Canton, Oklahoma. --Goodie
Monday, March 28: South Route Longest Walkers will spend the night in Hereford, Texas, and on Tuesday March 29, will precede on to the Kwahadi Museum in Amarillo, Texas where they will stay through Wednesday March 30.

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