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An awareness reached across America that if Native American people had to resort to arms at Wounded Knee, there must really be something wrong.
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And Americans realized that native people are still here, that they have a moral standing, a legal standing.
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At the first gathering of the Elders' Circle in 1976, a statement was issued concerning the unique balance between Humankind and our Mother Earth.
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Before a runner left, he was given medicine to ensure the success of his mission.
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Down through the ages, messages have been sent to distant villages by way of runners.
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Even the people who come our way look upon us in amazement, that we run only for the healing of Mother Earth.
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Every man should see the birth of his children.
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For many of the Canadian Native runners, this is the first time they have spent so much time with so many non-tribal people.
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I enjoy teaching people; I want to bring them along to a place most people, including many Christians, would otherwise know nothing about.
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I have a Father's Day every day.
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I see the many young people in Poland who ran with us, prayed with us and refused to be left behind at the Russian border.
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I'm on this road for the rest of my life.
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In 1967 the last Unity Caravan was held.
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In 1978, the tradition of running from village to village with a message was revived. that first run was from Davis to Los Angeles, a distance of 500 miles.
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In 1984, we started our first continental cross country run from New York to Los Angeles, a distance of 3,600 miles.
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In 1990 we ran across Europe through 13 countries and covering 7,130 miles.
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In each village, hundreds gathered to listen to the message, our songs, and participate in the healing ceremonies.
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In Japan the search for spirituality continues every hour, every day, every month.
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It also called upon traditional people in the Four Directions to strengthen the healing ceremonies and asked people to heed the warnings of Mother Earth.
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It is an understanding with the Great Spirit or Creator that we will follow these ways.
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Many young Japanese were hearing for the first time the words of Native people from the West.
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Most importantly, the meaning of spirituality lays the seeds for our destiny and the path we must follow.
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Rather than point fingers at corporations, we came to the conclusion that we should strengthen our own ceremonies, strengthen what we do.
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Since the beginning, Native Peoples lived a life of being in harmony with all that surrounds us.
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The Canadian run can be no different, at least in terms of actual running.
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The Sun, Moon and Stars are there to guide us.
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The Unity Caravan's teachings are still found in many rural and remote areas today.
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Then a strong bond develops as they ride together, pray together, eat meals together, and gather in the evening remembering the day's run.
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To be selected was an honor, and in respect of the family member chosen to run, families held feasts and gave away prized beaver coats, quilled tobacco bags and buffalo hides.
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We made new friends in every country, and deep into the Arctic Circle we met a great heritage, the Sami people.
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We repeated the effort in 1988, then flew to Japan and ran the length of the islands ending on the northernmost island of Hokkaido.
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When the run is over, there will be a closing ceremony and the runners will return to the many distant lands from which they came.
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When we arrived in Japan in 1988, we were not prepared for the overwhelming support shown to us.
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When you have a spiritual foundation, you look at poverty differently then.
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You might not have a car, but you know you can run someplace, you can go someplace.
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