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Peace & Dignity Run

PEACE & DIGNITY RUN – Minnesota Run, June 25-June 28, 2008

The Peace & Dignity Runners are coming in from Canada on Wednesday, June 25th morning, coming in from a stay over at the Roseau River First Nations, crossing the Canada-US “Medicine Line Border”. These runners left Eklutna, Alaska on May 1, 2008. On Wednesday late afternoon they will get to Red Lake Nation. On Thursday, they will be in Bemidji taking part in the 7th Annual Healing Pow-Wow at the Bemidji North Country Regional Hospital and then run to the Mississippi Headwaters at Lake Itasca. On Friday morning they will proceed to run to White Earth and on to Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota territories.


Peace And Dignity Journeys have been hosting spiritual runs since 1992. The run takes place every four years and is dedicated to a specific theme. This years’ run is dedicated to Sacred Sites and will be going to Panama.

Your support is needed!

Get involved and support these runners. There are 17 runners, of many tribal Nations.

The route will be entering the US at the Highway 59 entry point on Wednesday morning, June 25th

They will run South on Highway 59 to Thief River Falls, and proceed on Highway 1, to the West entrance of Red Lake Nation.

On Thursday, June 26th they will leave Red Lake Nation, running South down Highway 89 to Bemidji, to visit the offices of the Indigenous Environmental Network and proceed to the 7th Healing Pow North Country Regional Hospital grounds.

After the Pow Wow, they will leave at approximately 3 p.m. to the headwaters of the Mississippi River at Lake Itasca park and camp out there that night.

On Friday morning, they will have a morning sunrise ceremony at the headwaters, and proceed to White Earth. White Earth runners will meet them at the headwaters.

The Peace & Dignity run is dedicated to healing our tribal nations. The run strives to bring the sacred staffs to as many Native Nations as possible.


Peace & Dignity coordinator, Jose Malvido, (415) 377-2502
Red Lake contact, Tom Barrett, (218) 679-3392
Bemidji contact, IEN, Simone Senogles or Marty Cobenais, (218) 751-4967
White Earth contact, Marlin Farley (218) 204-0440
Tom B.K. Goldtooth

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