Longest Walk 2 Schedule of Events
All events are free, though donations are strongly encouraged. There will be "shoes" with specific walker needs such as pow wow entry fee (the $7 is half of what a walkers has to spend in a day), request to get a pair of good walking shoes for those whose are wearing out, or gas cards. The participants’ supply vehicle has also broken down and is beyond repair. To make a tax deductible donation of a vehicle contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday March 22
Welcome the Walkers
7pm in Michelle’s Ballroom at Martha’s Event Center
4301 Brighton Blvd, Denver
Come, hang out and hear Longest Walk 2 singers and drummers at 8pm, followed by open stage to Longest Walkers and the Denver community.
Sunday March 23
Longest Walk 1978 Film Screening
10am at the Four Winds Survival Project
5th and Bannock, Denver
A screening of the documentary film featuring footage and interviews from the original Longest Walk will take place, followed by a brunch and discussion.
6pm at the Four Winds Survival Project
5th and Bannock, Denver
A chance to meet Longest Walk participants, hear stories from the trek so far and learn about indigenous issues and struggles both locally and elsewhere around the country.
Monday March 24
Rally for the Defense of Western Shoshone Rights Against Newmont Mining
8:00am- Morning Blessing and Rally at the "Wheel" red native art installation in front of the Denver Art Museum at 100 W 14th Avenue Parkway
8:30am- March to the Sand Creek Massacre plaque/ Civil War monument at the state capitol.
9:00am- Rally at West steps at 9:00am for a press conference and Longest Walk Proclamation reading by Ernest House Jr., Executive Secretary in the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs, and Ute Mountain Ute tribal citizen.
9:30am- Walkers will then march from there to Newmont Mining and present a statement of the Western Shoshone addressed to Newmont, and will also present their solidarity signatures in support of the Walk's mission, and explain their commitment to carry these to the Nation's capitol and continue to collect the signatures of indigenous peoples across the nation. In a spiritual way, we will invite them to also sign on to the statement, a step that would hold them to the UN standards of indigenous peoples rights, and require many policies changed to stop the devastation their gold-hungry exploits have left behind.