Thursday, September 9, 2010

More Photos: Honoring the Native Youth Walkers

One of the most difficult walks: Up Monarch Pass in Colorado, 11,300 feet at the top. Photos by Jorael Elliot.

Nearing the end of the trail, Longest Walk northern route in Harrisburg, Penn, with the Earthcycles radio bus. Thank you Art for the dinner for all the walkers that day. While in Penn., the walkers also marched to the gates of the prison in Lewisburg, Penn., where Leonard Peltier is incarcerated, and offered prayers, words and songs, at the state capitol. Click on photos to enlarge. Photo by Brenda Norrell.

Photos by Brtita Brookes. These photos honor those Long Walkers northern route 2008 who made it through the difficult times in Ohio, Illinois and Indiana. After snow in the Sierra Nevadas, and during months of rain in the Midwest and even a tornado, they kept walking through the rain and heat of the east. It was in Columbus, Ohio, that the police, unprovoked, attacked the walkers. The city later apologized. Many of these walkers walked for thousands of miles across America. Some of the walkers may join the Longest Walk III for Diabetes northern route across America, which begins in Feb. 2011. The route is creating a new path and will go through the Dakotas, Minnesota and Wisconsin, where many Indian Nations are located.
In memory of Navajo Ute Long Walker Willie Lonewolf (drumming in photo three and carrying the staff in photo four.)

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Censored News is published by censored journalist Brenda Norrell. A journalist for 27 years, Brenda lived on the Navajo Nation for 18 years, writing for Navajo Times, AP, USA Today, Lakota Times and other American Indian publications. After being censored and then terminated by Indian Country Today in 2006, she began the Censored Blog to document the most censored issues. She currently serves as human rights editor for the U.N. OBSERVER & International Report at the Hague and contributor to Sri Lanka Guardian, Narco News and CounterPunch. She was cohost of the 5-month Longest Walk Talk Radio across America, with Earthcycles Producer Govinda Dalton in 2008:
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