19th Annual Sand Creek Spiritual Healing Run and Walk
November 20, 2017
A COMMEMORATION FOR VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS OF THE MASSACRE AND FOR HEALING OF ANCESTRAL HOMELANDS
The 19th Annual Sand Creek Spiritual Healing Run and Walk commences this week on Thursday, Nov. 23 and will end on Sunday, Nov. 26. It is a commemoration for victims and survivors of the Sand Creek Massacre and for healing of ancestral homelands. The four-day Spiritual Healing Run and Walk begins at the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site and concludes in Denver, with activities along the way in Eads and Limon, Colorado.
Mountain Sky Area Bishop Karen Oliveto will join members of both Rocky Mountain and Yellowstone annual conferences' Committees on Native American Ministries (CONAM) for the opening ceremonies at the Sand Creek National Historic Site east of Eads, and continuing through to Sunday morning at Riverside Cemetery and the Colorado State Capitol.
On Friday, Nov. 24, 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 Yellowstone Conference CONAM and First UMC of Sheridan, Wyoming, will also provide dinner Friday evening at Limon UMC.