The last major legs of the Great Plains/Great Prairie Sacred Sites Run 2008 will be in the Milwaukee Area: Labor Day weekend and the following weekend at Indian Summer Festival, Sept. 6-7.Â Below is the schedule of WI events.Â Fell free to pass on to your contacts.
Please join us for the Aztalan to Milwaukee Run/Walk onÂ Labor Day weekend, Aug. 30 and 31, and Sept 1.Â Then the following weekend, come find our SSR literature table Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 6-7) at Indian Summer Festival (ISF) at the lakefront and join us that Sunday morning Sept. 7 for the ceremonies: 8 AM at the Lake Park Mound (Locust St. and Lake Dr.); Walk/Run to Summerfest grounds at 9 AM and then at 10AM–Indian Summer religious service honoring sacred sites and Native harvests.
We have had a strong year of running; political work (especially with the Dakota and Crow Creek); good coverage in the Native press; and just enoughÂ money to do our work.Â Check outÂ all theÂ good things at our Indian Summer Festival literature table; sign our petition for protection of sacred sites; come meet the runners andÂ writers inÂ Earth Keeper Voices for Native America; andÂ join our work this autumn and next year for SSR 2009.
Late Summer/Autumn 2008 SSR schedule:
Aug 15, 16: Run honoring mounds of Montello, WI, and educational event
Labor Day weekend: Run/Walk from Aztalan State Park to Milwaukee:
Relay 20 miles per day with Milwaukee area Indigenous runners from Aztalan Mounds State Park, Aztalan, WI to Milwaukee Lake Park Mound.
Saturday August 30, at 7:00 AM the relay begins at Aztalan.
Sunday August 31, at 7:00 AM continue the run.
Monday September 1, 7:00 AM the runÂ picks upÂ and enters Milwaukee.
[Probable route: Hiway B from Aztalan, 16 miles to Oconomowoc (possible stop near Aurora Medical Center disturbed mound); highways to Waukesha, then to West Allis State Fair Park mound; and then 7 miles into Milwaukee.]
For exact times, routes, locations of circle gatherings, contact Ben Yahola: (414) 383-7072 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thurs. Sept. 4: â€œThe Water Speaksâ€ Conference: Native Perspectives on the Great Lakes, 6 AM to 4:30 PM; Discovery World, at Pier Wisconsin, Milwaukee lakefront. Look for SSR table.
Sat./Sun. Sept. 6, 7Â Indian Summer Festival at Milwaukee’s lakefront (literature Â table Sat. and Sunday, plus Sunday ceremony at 10 AM)
Sept. 20 Fall Equinox Gathering, Milwaukee, WI
Thurs., Sept. 18th-Sun. 21st: â€œGrowing Food & Justice-for-All Initiative,â€ WI State Fairgrounds, Milwaukee, Wisconsin [Ben Yahola, presenter; Winona LaDuke also presents]
Oct 4 Honoring mounds in WI
Sacred Sites Run 2006-2010 and
Earth Keeper VoicesÂ of Native America (EKVNA)
c/o Â Ben Yahola: (414) 383-7072 or email at email@example.com