Connect with history. Longest Walk 5.2 is the second of three historic walks across America seeking solutions to drug abuse and domestic violence.
To see our day-by-day schedule and maps, please visit our UPDATES page.
CALL TO TRIBAL NATIONS
We are calling all Tribal Nations to participate with us, starting with the week of June 3, 2017, in Golden Gate Illinois, continuing from June 17-18 with a Native American Gathering in English Indiana, and concluding with our July 15 End of Walk Celebration in Washington DC.
CALL TO TRIBAL YOUTH
We are calling on all Tribal Youth to participate and take a leadership role. Read our special call to Tribal Youth.
Are you able to host the Walkers along the route?
Call our Route Coordinator, Kenn Perfitt (415-290-9612) or email him: aulix(at)aol.com
Interested in walking with us?
Download our Walker's Packet and read the instructions here.
Download our 2017 Information Packet
We all walk this life together, to do what we can in this short time we are here. Love every day and everyone the best you can because we never know when the other journey will begin. Much love and respect. Yay ehan, walk the walk LW5, 2017.
--- Bobby Wallace
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,
Support and Sponsorships
This is a big undertaking, a three-year national event, and a journey of ten thousand miles 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.
Our GoFundMe Campaign is one way to support us. Follow this link to learn more and donate.
Other Ways to Help
Contact Bobby Wallace or Ana Jacome for information on contributing through major donations, sponsorships, and in-kind support.
An International Movement Founded by Dennis Banks
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.
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