17th Annual Sand Creek Spiritual Healing Run/Walk

November 20, 2015
Photo courtesy National Park Service

A COMMEMORATION FOR VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS OF THE MASSACRE AND FOR HEALING OF ANCESTRAL HOMELANDS

NOV. 26-29, 2015

Continuing our mission of building healing relationships with our indigenous sisters and brothers, the Rocky Mountain Conference is joining with Sand Creek Massacre descendants to commemorate the 151st anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre during the 17th Annual Sand Creek Spiritual Healing Run and Walk.

The four-day Spiritual Healing Run and Walk begins on Nov. 26 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 will attend the opening ceremonies at the Sand Creek site east of Eads.

On Nov. 27, 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 Denver’s Riverside Cemetery and continuing to the public presentation at the Colorado State Capitol Building.