You are herePeace and Dignity Journey 2012

Peace and Dignity Journey 2012


By Anonymous - Posted on 31 August 2009

This is an archived web site - Please go to San Diego's new Peace and Dignity Journeys web site located here:
http://peaceanddignityjourneys.org
or
http://sandiego.indymedia.org/pdh2016

Peace and Dignity Journeys was started in 1992 to continue in the spirit of the traditions of our ancestors. Every four years Indigenous communities all over North, Central and South America witness and partake in the tradition of receiving runners with ceremonies unique to their community, sharing stories, song, dance, and the wisdom that comes from community elders and ceremony. Peace and Dignity Journeys runners start simultaneously from both ends of the continent in Chickaloon, Alaska and Tierra del Fuego, Argentina traversing the entire continent by foot from community to community and joining together for a final gathering in Central America, Panama. The 2012 run is dedicated to Water, reminding all who have forgotten that Water is an important resource and a shared resource for all.

--------------------------
Our native communities are scattered, having been pushed to the remote corners of this great land. In spite of this, we remain connected through the core traditions our ancestors have given us which have passed the test of time and space. These traditions not only serve as a binding connection to our communities, but provide us with the medium to solve our common problems.

Peace and Dignity Journeys was started in 1992 to continue in the spirit of one such tradition. Every four years Indigenous communities all over North, Central and South America witness and partake in the tradition of receiving runners with ceremonies unique to their community. Through this process runners and participants share stories, song, dance, and the wisdom that comes from community elders and ceremony. At the same time Peace and Dignity Journeys runners take on the spiritual task and honor of running from community to community starting simultaneously from both ends of the continent in Chickaloon, Alaska and Tierra del Fuego, Argentina traversing the entire continent by foot and joining together for a final gathering in Central America, Panama.

Each journey is dedicated to a specific theme: 1992 500 Years of Indigenous Resistance/Dedicated to the Children; 1996 Dedicated to the Elders; 2000 Dedicated to the Families; and, 2004 Dedicated to honor Women and the feminine spirit, particularly Mother Earth. The 2008 journey is dedicated to the honoring of and preservation and protection of Sacred Sites.

This is an inspiring event, impacting thousands of Native, Aboriginal, and Indigenous Peoples. As you may know, it takes a considerable amount of coordination and funds in order to provide the support runners need to move from one community to another (over eighty communities within a six month period.) Peace and Dignity Journeys is a grassroots organization supported by host communities, coordinated by a dedicated network of volunteers, and manifested through our strong runners.


Languages

Calendar

« July 2016 »
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31