18 Dec 2008

The Eagle and The Condor Reunited by Peace and Dignity Journey Runners

Runners from the Northern and Southern routes of the Peace and Dignity Journey, a sacred journey starting in Tierra del Fuego and Alaska and travelling on foot thousands of kilometres through hundreds of indigenous communities, met Friday on a bridge crossing the Panama Canal in the Kuna Nation.

The goals of the journey, which has taken place every four years (starting in 1992), include strengthening and sharing indigenous culture, bringing peace to all Nations, and uniting indigenous peoples -- thereby fulfilling the Prophecy of the Eagle and the Condor. This year's run honoured indigenous Sacred Sites, many of which are threatened by resource extraction or development.

Peace and Dignity Journey Runners website