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January 17, 2008
Susan Bates
 
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On February 11, 2008, People from all over the country will begin The Longest Walk 2, a 30 year commemoration of the First Longest Walk held in 1978. That Walk successfully brought attention to eleven legislative bills which would have ended much of the remaining Native Sovereignty. All the bills were voted down in Congress.

Led by Dennis J. Banks, co-founder of AIM. participants in this Walk will travel approximately 4400 miles in 5 months, crossing 11 states and the District of Columbia. It will begin with a sunrise Gathering on Alcatraz Island on February 11, and end up in Washington D.C. in July.

According to their press release, "The Longest Walk 2 is a peaceful, spiritual effort to engage with the public about restoring harmony with the environment by leading an effort to clean up the lands surrounding our highways. We will be launching The Clean Up Mother Earth Campaign where our Longest Walk participants will work together to clean up our country’s highways and roads by collecting debris found along the Longest Walk route. This monumental task will engage Walkers in a global effort at a grassroots level to promote harmony with our delicate environment. A rotating team of walkers will pick up trash along the way .... leaving a healthy trail in their path.

We take up this task to walk in a manner befitting our nations. We shall walk for the Seventh Generation, for peace, for justice, for healing of Mother Earth, for the healing of our people suffering from diabetes, heart conditions and other diseases."

The Longest Walk is open to everyone and there is no fee to join.

For more information about the Longest Walk 2, contact: National Communications Coordinator - Tashina Banks Moore 505-280-3989.

I know a lot of us can't participate in an event of this magnitude, but each of us can do something to help rebalance our Mother Earth. Maybe some of us could organize our own "Clean Up Mother Earth" mini walk. All it takes is one person reaching out to another person and there you go......

This might just be the beginning of something Big!
 
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