Longest Walk 4 Passes Through Grand Junction
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- A group of indigenous people traveling the entire country for the Longest Walk 4 arrived in Grand Junction Wednesday evening.
The original Longest Walk was conducted by Native Americans in 1978 in protest of a number of bills Congress proposed that would eliminate many of their rights.
The walk has since grown in support of the sovereign rights of all indigenous people.
The purpose of this fourth edition of the Longest Walk is to reaffirm the importance of traditional tribal roots.
The group began their journey on July 15th in Washington D.C., and hope to arrive at the island of Alcatraz by December 22nd.
As of Wednesday, fourteen people were traveling with the group regularly, but anyone is welcome to join the caravan.
For information about the purpose of their journey and where the group is heading, visit www.returntoalcatraz.com