Peace and Dignity Journeys
What is the Peace and Dignity Journeys?:
The Peace and Dignity Journeys is a spiritual run formed by a coalition of various Native nations from throughout the Americas. The significance of the journeys is not the runs themselves. The runs serve as a vehicle and medium for realizing the prophecy of the Eagle and the Condor. Elders, from North, Central, and South America, "remember and talk about a prophecy that foretold how we will come together and reunite as one...we are like a body that was broken into pieces and this body will come back together to be whole again." The Peace and Dignity Journeys signify a coming together of different indigenous nations from throughout this continent (turtle island) to unite and reclaim the history and dignity of indigenous people. The history of the attack and attempted destruction of indigenous nations is well documented, but rarely do people have the opportunity to experience for themselves on a personal and intimate level how people have continued to maintain their culture and pass it on to future generations. The Peace and Dignity Journeys is the physical embodiment of the spiritual energy that will unite the Eagle and the Condor once again.
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History of Peace and Dignity Journeys:
The Peace and Dignity Journeys began in 1992, a significant date that marked the beginning of a new cycle according to the Sacred Stone Calender of the Mexica People (the Aztec Calender). The Peace and Dignity Journeys take place every four years and a coalition of people work diligently to make the Peace and Dignity Journeys a reality. This is event does NOT have corporate sponsors, it is a true community-based and grass roots effort. Spiritual prayer is a central component of Peace and Dignity, and the runs bring people together to share experiences and histories to learn from one another. At the commencement of the run, people take off from Alaska in the north and Tierra del Fuego in the South. Their journey to Teotihuacan in Mexico, which lasts several months, takes them through native and non-native communities along the way to pray and spread the spirit of Peace and Dignity.
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