Longest Walk 5 Mission
Our Mission is to walk across this country on foot seeking ways to halt drug abuse and domestic violence. We will continue to call attention to and seek guidance on the issues that are causing devastation in Indian communities and communities across the nation.
Along the journey we will work with communities, hold gatherings and collect information on ways to heal our people and the earth in an attempt to get the bigger picture of the issues.
The information will be used to help determine what we must do to help halt this devastation. Once we reach our data goal and 10,000 mile walk we will begin to prepare are presentation to congress.
This effort will help prepare a new generation of Native leaders and community leaders to help guide us to a better future.
We need to stand united on all the issues Native Americans and America faces today. To do so we must have a strong society. Standing Rock proved we can come together to aid to each other. We must continue in that same spirit and halt the flow of drugs and violence into our communities to remain strong. This has become a major epidemic! Victory shall dwell in the house of unity, to those that follow that spirit.
It is a kind of search party, part of a rescue mission to heal America from the effects of drugs, violence, suicide, self-harm, and harm to the Earth.
The path to healing trauma is finding safety, reckoning with what has happened, and reconnecting with community. Spirituality and community values are critical elements of trauma recovery. Throughout the Walk we hold community events and forums to gather information.
Spirituality and community values are critical elements of trauma recovery. Throughout the Walk and in community events, the team will explore aspects of spirituality and traditional values that are especially important for Native Americans, and resonate across cultures. We need devoted and passionate walkers.
Our goal is to create a coalition of mentors across the country to help us practice the way of the warrior class. All too often we forget that our individual lives are part of a bigger picture and we are all affected by one another on some level. When you practice the warrior code of ethics you have more self-worth and strength to face challenges. We must all respect the code to create a healthier society. The mentors will help us to learn to practice the code so it once again becomes the way of life.
Sharing Findings Gathered Throughout the Journey
We continue to share information and data gathered with tribal, health and government leaders. This crital information is leading efforts for the future health of our communities.