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|Potluck and Longest Walk 2 Registration at Intertribal Friendship House|
|Date||Friday February 08|
|Time||6:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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Welcoming Dinner at Intertribal Friendship House
Community Potluck -- Please bring a dish to share.
Presentations and slide shows of the 1978 Longest Walk.
In person registration for walk will open tonight.
6:00 -9:00 PM
Intertribal Friendship House
523 International Blvd
Oakland, CA 94606
|Event Type||Party/Street Party|
In 1978 thousands participated in a historical march across the country to shed light on the condition of Native America and to halt the assault by the Federal Government on Native sovereignty. Today many of the struggles continue; from the fight for religious freedom, to resisting the removal of Indigenous people from their land and the protection of sacred sites. Many of the original walkers and the next generation of Native activists have organized a walk to commemorate the victories of the past and unite around the struggles of today.