Oakland, California- The 500 mile spiritual runners ran 5 miles on Sunday January 12 starting at Tidewater Boating center on Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline in Oakland California and finishing at The Lisjan Arbor on 105th Ave.
The Confederated tribes of Lisjan/Ohlone have regained some of their traditional land and they have built a traditional arbor on it. The runners were welcomed and joined the Ohlone people and others, for a blessing of the dance arbor, a celebration and a meal. Missing and murdered Indigenous Women, Children, Two-Spirit, Elders and men were also honored and remembered.
This land was only saved and given back to the people because of the tireless work by all the people led by Corrina Gould (Chochenyo and Karkin Ohlone), Johnella LaRose (cofounder of the Sogorea Te Land Trust), Wounded Knee DeOcampo (Miwok), and there group Organizing for change.
The run started with an inspiring poem about running by Nicholas Triolo read by Mia Tagano.
Pictures of the event by Norm Sands:
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