Youth Organization Encourages Supporters to Provide Funding or Supplies and Join Runners During Their Stay on the Cheyenne River Reservation
EAGLE BUTTE, SD (July 23, 2012) – On Saturday, July 28, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® will welcome the 2012 Peace & Dignity Journeys runners as they make their way through South Dakota en route to their final destination in Guatemala. The nearly 25-year-old, not-for-profit youth organization also will host the runners during their stay in Eagle butte.
Peace and Dignity Journeys began its spiritual runs in 1992. The run takes place every four years and starts with indigenous runners on opposite ends of North and South America. These runners continue onward for six months, running through hundreds of indigenous communities in North, South and Central America, and ultimately meet at the ancient Maya city of Tikal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Guatemala. Their meeting at the center of the hemisphere symbolizes the joining together of all indigenous peoples.