Published October 23, 2019
FORT DUCHESNE, Utah — Planning for the Run/Walk/Rally for Missing and Murdered Indian People continues for November 8 and 9, 2019. The event will be hosted by the Northern Ute at Fort Duchesne, Utah. The event seeks to bring awareness to Missing and Murdered Indigenous People. Friday night there will be a dinner at 5 p.m., then Saturday will be a Four Direction Run, Walk, and Rally. We will be running from whiterocks, randlett, & gusher, Utah. Bikers will come from Myton, Utah. Will all meet at the Ute Plaza and walk as one to the Nuche Civic Center in Fort Duchesne for the Rally. Feast to follow.The Rally will be held at Fort Duchesne Community Building, with a feast to end the festivities.
In March of 2017, The Longest Walk 5.2 walked through Fort Duchesne and was treated with much honor. This year the fire for the rally was lit, by Long Walker Jeffrey Moreno from Red Lake, Minnesota. After the initial spark, Trini A. Wopsock, fed the fire, with a lot of love and caring to keep the memory, and intention to find the Missing and Murdered People, warm and alive. The Rally grew from just a Rally, to a Four Directions Run/Walk/Rally. Lloyd Arrive from Rez Radio in Fort Duchesne is involved in the PR.
The administration of the tribe donated money for cloth to make 50 Shawls and 50 Bandanas with the MMIW design that will be distributed to the Walkers.
Those interested in attending are welcome.
Go Fund Me For Northern Ute Run/Walk/Rally for Missing and Murdered Indigenous People Special thanks for dedicated work to Trini Wopsock, treasurer, Alejandra Zuniga vice chairwoman, Michelle M. Zuniga chairwoman and The Ute Tribal Departments and the Ute Tribal Royalty!