A Dennis Banks Movement for the Seventh Generation
The Longest Walk 5.3 is the final phase of a three year historic walks across America seeking solutions to drug abuse and domestic violence. The walk will depart Blaine, Washington, on February 16, 2018 and travel across the northern United States collecting information. We will gather in Washington DC for a walk rally and progress report.
Are you able to host the Walkers along the route? Please call Ana Jacome 619 577 5236.
We are making a difference and need your continued support!
We would like to formally invite you to join us as we complete the Longest Walk 5. This was the 5th Longest Walk, and the final Longest Walk organized by Dennis Banks before passing the staff to Chief Bobby Wallace. The 3rd phase will begin on February 16th in Blaine, WA and cover the Northern route to complete our research.
“America is caught in the eye of a monster drug storm and violence and it is devastating our communities. 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. Victory shall dwell in the house of unity, to those that follow that spirit. Throughout this journey we seek cultural solutions on why we hurt and abuse ourselves and others. We bring people together to discuss the issues, raise awareness, gather information and make a plan of action to turnaround these disturbing statistics.”
We walk with the help of many communities and gather hard data to aid our mission.
The scars of White Clay can began to heal now that the Supreme Court ruled the liqueur stores to remain closed. Dad, often laughed that after years of Russ and him protesting, Bobby Wallace led the Longest Walk 5.2 to White Clay and got a response. He shared the story often and would pull out the newspaper article he kept in his wallet. On November 7th, 2017, the walk presented its research at the American Public Health Association in Atlanta. The Longest Walk Research Director, Jessica Sutterlict, her team and the Longest Walk Chief Bobby Wallace participated. The convention is attended by thousands of public health professionals including past surgeons generals, State and Tribal leaders and heads of health organizations around the world. The focus was on the process of the data collection, outcomes, policy recommendations, and next steps for the Walk. Our Run Captain, Kidd Valance was invited to Australia to participate in Walkatjurra organized to protest the destruction of Aboriginal land by mining. Chief Bobby Wallace was invited to participate in the 7 Generations Walk in Japan this November. These accomplishments made him proud and we will continue to honor his vision and mission.
The walk needs to supports approximately 40 to 50 people including walkers, runners and elders for 5 months. We are asking for your financial, spiritual and logistics support to help us reach our destination safely and functioning optimally to gather and share as much information as possible. As we walk continues, there will be necessities for the spiritual runners & walkers. Socks, shoes, foot care, safety gear, running gear, camping gear, rain gear toiletries, food, water, fuel for supply vehicles, vehicle maintenance, lodging expenses, research expenses, banners, and rallies.
We look forward to collaborating with you! We will walk any distance to help find solutions!