Connect with history. Join us in San Francisco February 12, 2017 to begin the second of three historic walks across America seeking solutions to drug abuse and domestic violence.
A message from Longest Walk 5's National Chief Bobby Wallace
This year we will embark on the second leg of the Longest Walk 5, which encompasses the middle part of the states, starting at Chrissy Park adjacent to Alcatraz on February 12 2017, with the finish line in Washington DC on Saturday, July 15th 2017.
This spiritual walk and run is dedicated to calling an end to drug abuse and domestic violence that greatly effects the masses of all people’s on this continent.
These issues have affected every single one of us in one way or another, like mental illness, legal problems, CPS issues or worse with the loss of a loved one due to multiple suicide attempts and eventually death. All of these problems are in a pandemic stage for Native Americans, with child suicide being the greatest risk.
During the walk we will gather data along the way, in the “trenches”, speak with Tribal Leaders, Law Enforcement, Religious Organizations and people like you and I to come up with solutions and creative ideas to combat these life altering problems we all face in these times.
We believe that spirituality is one of the key components in this fight to free people from their addictions, as some of our traditional values have changed or even been lost somewhere along the way. It is time to reaffirm that it is ok to be who you are, and your traditions and culture in this day greatly matter as we move forward towards the next century.
We hope you, and your people come and support us at the “Kick Off” of this historic event, during the route along the way, and for the Rally at the Lincoln Memorial on July 15th 2017.
We can only do this together as one, to make a change for today, and in the future for the one’s we don’t know yet.
Best wishes and hope to see you there,
Event Support and Sponsorships
This is a big undertaking, a national event that will connect thousands of people, and deliver solutions for the world. We are seeking community support, financial support, program support, and volunteers. Please consider helping us out.
Dennis Banks is a Native American leader, teacher, lecturer, activist, and author. He is an Anishinabe, Ojibwa, born on Leech Lake Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota. In 1968 he co-founded the American Indian Movement (AIM), to protect the traditional ways of Indian people and to engage in legal cases protecting treaty rights of Natives-such as hunting and fishing, trapping, and wild ricing. Learn more.