Poster made by the Uintah River High School for Longest Walk 5.2
Published March 27, 2017
FORT DUCHESNE, UTAH – After putting in hard day running and walking 45 miles through the Timpanogas Mountains, the Longest Walk 5.2 runners and walkers were greeted by hundreds of members of the Ute Community near Ft. Duschene, including resident Henry Howell.
“I just wanted to welcome all of you here in Ute country. We support everything you represent and the message you’re bringing to our people. I just wanted to say ‘Thank you,'” said a grateful Howell.
Latashia Red House, Ute Tribal Enterprises, Northern Ute Reservation (Uinta and Ouray) and her son Ian, were waiting for the long walkers and runners with snacks. She joined the caravan and drove to where the Long Walkers were going to start walking to enter Fort Duchesne,
Driving on, our anticipation is growing, we near the High School and see Tribal Police. We pull over
these policeman are here to escort us. This is where the Longest Walk 5.2 walkers began their walk. From here on in to the Powwow grounds people joined the walk.
It feels wonderful to be hosted so graciously. On to The Veterans Memorial and where we meet DeVonne Murdock, Domestic Prevention Initiative Program and she joins us and the walk begins
Meeting Latashia and DeVonne feels good and like the adventure with the Ute people is going to be a great one., We drive toward the Veterans Center and we pass by where they keep the buses for the school and we see more people so we pull over where the buses for school are kept.
Ar bus parking lot Ronee Wopsock, Ute education director Eveningstar Curry, UIT tutor mentor, Nah-na-mah Cultural Club Advisor, Uintah River High School Iktomi Favel, UIT tutor mentor, Nah-na-mah Cultural Club, Uintah River High School; and children meet the Longest Walk 5.2 with a welcome plan.
Then to the Ute Tribe Veterans Memorial
To be continued…