Peace And Dignity Press Release
For Immediate Release: Thursday, January 09, 2020
Contact: Mel Huey in Eugene (541) 255-2741 firstname.lastname@example.org
2020 PEACE AND DIGNITY JOURNEY COMING TO OREGON
Supporters and Core Runners Needed
The 2020 Peace and Dignity Journey is starting in three months. On April 14 spiritual runners carrying sacred staffs will begin the journey in Chickaloon, Alaska while Southern runners start at the tip of South America. After eight months the runners of the North and South will meet on December 14 in the middle of the Earth, Quito, Ecuador.
Peace and Dignity Journeys have been held every four years since 1992. with the purpose of fulfilling an ancient prophecy of the Eagle and the Condor coming together. Elders recalling the prophesy said “we are like a body that was broken up into pieces and this body will come back together to be whole again.” This joining represents the unification of indigenous people from the North and South after centuries of colonization. The 2020 journey has its own special prayer for Sacred Fire. Past journeys prayed for water, sacred sites, elders, and seeds.
A few core runners are still needed who will make the commitment to do all or most of the run. Purification ceremonies for core runners are usually held in California. For more information contact Al Gonzalez in California, his email is email@example.com or Anobel Gutierrez at firstname.lastname@example.org
Those who want only to run a day or so are encouraged to join the run as the journey passes your territory. Contact local coordinators or Mel Huey at email@example.com . If the run is not passing through your community a tributary run to feed into the main run can be organized as was done in past years.
Peace and Dignity is scheduled to reach Portland, Oregon on June 2. The route then goes to Grand Ronde on June 3, somewhere near Corvallis June 4, Eugene June 5, Reedsport June 6, Coos Bay June 7, Gold Beach June 8, and then enter California at Smith River Rancheria on June 9. Preparations and organizing are underway to host runners and encourage communities to participate in ceremonies. More specific information as to locations and times of the runners daily ceremonies will be available before the runners arrive.
Klamath Tribes Note by: Taylor R. Tupper- News Editor
In 2012, the Peace and Dignity Journey came thru the Klamath Tribes homelands, several tribal members assisted/participated with this journey.
2012 Peace & Journey participants at Klamath Lake. Photo by: Taylor R. Tupper
Peace and Dignity Runners Staff Ceremony at the Lava Beds
Sisalee Parrish- Peace and Dignity Journey 2012