Photos by Albert Ortiz
Walkers of the Longest Walk 4 Return to Alcatraz continue through Indiana as they approach Illinois. Thank you to Albert Ortiz for sharing photos with Censored News from the events in Indiana.
Albert Ortiz said, "One of our members , Mary Horn, set everything up in Richmond Indiana which was their first stop. Then we hosted them in Indianapolis for the Press conference which was set by Carolina Castoreno who is our Adviser to the Latino/Latina Indigenous Community Of Indiana and then we, AIM Indiana/Kentucky as a whole, hosted them in Lebanon Indiana at the American Indian Council, Inc. Powwow on the 17th."
Update from Long Walkers:
Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013: We would like to thank the American Indian Movement Indiana-Kentucky for their support, and the generous people at the AIC Lebanon Pow Wow that we attended today. Tomorrow we get back on schedule, going to Brazil, Indiana from Plainfield. We would also like to acknowledge the various original Nations of this area now called Indianapolis, including the Miami, Wea, Pienkeshaw, Delaware and Shawnee.
Today we completed 32 miles after a late start. We are about 13 miles short of Brazil, Indiana but should be caught up by tomorrow. We will be staying another night near Brazil and than two nights in Terre Haute on the 20th and 21st. At present we have no contacts for eastern and central Illinois so would appreciate anyone that knows of parks or those with land we might stay at to please contact us and let us know. We will be talking to Lincoln Trails State Park near Marshall and mainly need assistance for the Effingham or Vandalia area. Thank you.
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