18th Annual Sand Creek Spiritual Healing Run and Walk
November 14, 2016
A COMMEMORATION FOR VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS OF THE MASSACRE AND FOR HEALING OF ANCESTRAL HOMELANDS
NOV. 24-27, 2016
Continuing our mission of building healing relationships with our indigenous sisters and brothers, the Rocky Mountain Conference will join Sand Creek Massacre descendants to commemorate the 152nd anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre during the 18th Annual Sand Creek Spiritual Healing Run and Walk.
The four-day Spiritual Healing Run and Walk begins on Thursday, Nov. 24 at the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site and concludes in Denver, with activities along the way in Eads and Limon, Colorado. Members of the Conference's Council on Native American Ministries (CONAM) will attend the opening ceremonies at the Sand Creek site east of Eads. Mountain Sky Area Bishop Karen Oliveto will join members of CONAM for the opening ceremonies at the Sand Creek site east of Eads and continuing through to Sunday morning at Riverside Cemetery and the Colorado State Capitol.
On Friday, Nov. 25, Limon United Methodist Church will provide breakfast to the runners as they make their way to Denver. Limon UMC has been a longtime supporter of the annual Spiritual Healing Run and Walk, providing meals and hospitality to event participants. The Conference also is providing support for the pow-wow in Denver on Saturday evening and will have people in attendance at the pow-wow, as well as Sunday morning at Riverside Cemetery and the State Capitol.