There will be a Peace and Dignity Journeys 2008 meeting for the Bay Area organizers.
Tuesday, November 27th, 2007
Intertribal Friendship House
523 International Blvd
Oakland, CA 94606Oakland,
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Peace and Dignity Journeys are spiritual runs that embody the prophecy of the Eagle and Condor. This prophecy mandates that at this time all Indigenous Peoples in the Western Hemisphere shall be reunited in a spiritual way in order to heal our nations so we can begin to work towards a better future for our children and generations to come. Through the Journeys, participant runners and supporters work to accomplish this goal by helping each other reconnect to their respective spiritual practices and traditions; by helping each other relearn our role in the world as Indigenous Peoples; and by reminding each other of our responsibilities to Mother Earth, Father Sky, our communities, and ourselves.
Peace and Dignity Journeys occur every four years and start with Indigenous runners on opposite ends of the continents (Chickaloon, Alaska and Tierra del Fuego, Argentina). They run for seven months through hundreds of Indigenous communities where they participate in their respective spiritual practices and traditions; spark dialogue on the issue of peace and dignity for Indigenous Peoples; model their responsibility to Mother Earth, Father Sky, communities, and themselves; and receive the community’s prayers. These prayers and conversations are then carried to proceeding communities until the runners reach the center of the hemisphere. When the runners meet at the Kuna Nation in Panama City, Panama, it will symbolize all Indigenous Peoples joining together in a spiritual way to manifest the prophecy of the Eagle and Condor.
The Prophecy of the Eagle and Condor
Many Indigenous Nations throughout the Western Hemisphere speak about a prophecy that is written in the stars and foretells of a time when all Indigenous Peoples will come together and reunite as one Nation to envision a new future for generations to come; a time when we can take the Spirit in our own hands; a time when the Eagle and Condor reunite. According to this prophecy, the time of darkness for Indigenous Peoples is ending and it is time for us to begin the process of healing our nations. Through the Journeys, participant and supporters work to accomplish this by helping each other reconnect to their respective spiritual practices and traditions; helping each other relearn our role in the world as Indigenous Peoples; and reminding each other of our responsibilities to Mother Earth, Father Sky, our communities, and ourselves. It also says that the strength of our people, when reunited, will help bring about a new era of peace and dignity for all of humanity.