The 2012 Healing Circle Run/Walk is intended to be a prayer for healing. During the 2001 Healing Journey Run, participants thought of a teaching on healing - "for a nation to heal, it must begin with the individual. As a person heals, then that person can help heal his/her family. As a family begins to heal, they can help heal their community. As communities heal, they can help the nation heal. As nations heal, they can help Akii (the earth), our plant and animal relatives to heal." The 2012 Healing Circle Run/Walk is an opportunity for people to come together to pray for healing for themselves, their families, their communities, their nation, Akii, and our relatives.
The 2012 Healing Circle Run/Walk will occur from July 14-20, 2012. The run/walk will connect eight Ojibwe reservations in northern Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota (see below map) starting at the Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation and ending at Lac du Flambeau on July 14 (Day 1), then ending at Mole Lake on July 15 (Day 2), at Lac Vieux Desert on July 16 (Day 3), at Bad River/Red Cliff on July 17 (Day 4), at Fond du Lac/Black Bear Casino on July 18 (Day 5), at St. Croix on July 19 (Day 6), and at Lac Courte Oreilles on July 20 (Day 7).
For more information or if you are interested in participating as a core runner, or having a group of runners from your reservation participate, please contact Rose Wilmer, Sue Nichols, or Neil Kmiecik at GLIFWC at (715) 682-6619. All participants must assume personal liability, as well as responsibility for their own transportation and expenses.