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October 2010 Volume 1


13 Moon Walk for Peace
www.13moonwalk4peace.org
By Native Village

The "13 Moon Walk for Peace" begins on October 10, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. The People's walk aligns with the lunar calendar, which ancient tradition calls " the calendar of cooperation." 

It also aligns with the sacred feminine.

Walkers will depart from Atlanta, then travel nearly 10,000 miles to cities and reservations across the USA. (Map and schedule) Their goal is to:

Awaken America's “heart;”
Bring visibility to the invisible
;
Give voice to the voiceless;
Affect healing and transform the way we relate to each other and Mother Earth. 

Walkers come from many diverse cultures, ancestry, genders, and faiths. They will be meeting with grassroots groups, spiritual centers, and others to raise awareness of issues affecting the people.

They will also honor those already making a difference in their communities.

“The idea for the 13 Moon Walk for Peace came when we returned to the USA from our three and a half year global walk for PEACE,” says Audri Scott Williams, who also participated in the Trail of Dreams World Peace Walk. “On our journey from New York back to Atlanta, GA, we were struck by the pockets of poverty and [deprived] communities ... invisible to the general population. We decided that we would do a walk in the USA to be a catalyst for healing the heart of our communities here at home.”

The 13 Moon Walk for Peace begins with passing the flame from the Sacred Fire of the Thunder (the Iroquois Great Law of Peace). Three young leaders will receive the flame at Six Nations, Canada, then bring the flame into the USA by crossing the Bridge of Peace in Buffalo, New York.

"It is a great honour to share the Sacred Fire of the Thunder and to spread the Great Peace with those who are fulfilling the wishes of the Creator in this new era," said Diane Longboat, a Six Nations Mohawk.  "It is a time of applying our teachings to new behaviours and thoughts translated to action,"

The walkers will also:
Conduct “Healing Waters Ceremonies” in several locations to pray for
 the waters of the earth;
Encourage people to re-balance their relationship with Mother Earth and all life;
Pray for the healing of the Gulf, its eco systems and the people whose lifestyles are affected by the BP crisis;
 Encourage people to open their hearts and take better care of our planet.

13 Moon Walk for Peace also encourages "7 Generations" ecology. 7 Generations ecology urges each generation to live sustainably and make decisions that will benefit their children 7 generations into the future.

13 Moon Walk for Peace is a program of the Spirit of Truth Foundation.
Visit www.13moonwalk4peace.org/index.html for an updated schedule, activities, and how you can help.  t

MAP AND SCHEDULE

2010
Atlanta, GA – October 10, 2010
Atlanta to Macon, GA - 83 miles - -  October 13-16
Macon to Voldolsta, GA – 152 miles  -
October 23 - 25
Voldolsta Miami, FL  – 441 miles (Drive to) -
October 25 -29
Miami to Tampa, FL – 246 miles-
November 7- 10 (Healing Waters Ceremony)
Tampa to Tallahassee, FL – 237 miles - 
November 20 - 21
Tallahassee to Bayou La Batre, AL –
December 2 – 5 (Healing Waters Ceremony)
Bayou La Batre to New Orleans, LA –
December 10 – 15 (Healing Waters Ceremony)

2011
New Orleans to Houston, TX - 369 miles  -
January 6 – 13 (Healing Waters Ceremony)
Houston to Austin, TX - 160 miles  -
January 23 - 27
Austin to El Paso, TX – 573 miles  (Drive) - 
January 28 – January 30
El Paso to Phoenix, AZ – 390 miles -
February 12 - 14
Phoenix to Las Vegas, NV – 285 miles  -
February 26 – March 3
Las Vegas to Barstow, CA – 161 miles  -
March 7 - 10
Barstow to Los Angeles, CA – 121 miles  -
March 15 - 22
Los Angeles to San Jose, CA – 362 miles  -
April 7 -9
San Jose to Oakland, CA - 42 miles - 
April 11 - 20
Oakland to Denver, CO – 1,263 miles (Drive) - 
April 28 - May 2
2011 (con't)

Denver to St. Louis, MO – 858 miles (Drive) - May 5 – May 10
St. Louis to Oneida, WI –
460 miles  (Drive) - 
May 11 - 13
Milwauki, WI –
May 19 - 2
Oneida to Chicago, IL – 200 miles -
May 24 - 30
Chicago to Detroit, MI – 268 miles -
June 12 - 19
Detroit to Cleveland, OH – 167 miles -
June 26 - 29
Cleveland to Cincinnati, OH – 238 miles  -
July 9 – 12
Cincinnati to Pittsburgh, PA – 281 miles  -
July 23 - 26
Williamsport, PA –
August 2 - 5
Pittsburgh to Newark, NJ – 350 miles -
August 12 - 14
Newark to Harlem, NY – 19 miles -
August 15 -16
Harlem to Manhattan, NY – 8 miles- 
August 16 -18
Manhattan to Brooklyn, NY – 7 miles  -
August 18 - 20
Brooklyn to Philadelphia, PA – 99 miles  -
August 25 - 27
Philadelphia to Baltimore, MD – 95 miles
August 31 – September 4
Baltimore to Washington, DC – 36 miles -
September 4 – September 9
Washington DC to Durham, NC – 255 miles -
September 20 – September 23
Durham to Charlotte, NC – 132 miles -
September 30 – October 4
Charlotte to Ashville, NC - 119 miles  - 
October 11 - 16
Ashville to Cherokee, NC – 50 miles  -
October 18 – October 21
Ashville to Franklin, NC – 32 miles  -
October 21 - 23
Franklin to Atlanta, GA – 161 miles - 
November 11

For an updated schedule, activities, and how you can help visit
www.13moonwalk4peace.org/index.html   t

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