Sokaogon Chippewa Community News

2019 Healing Circle Run Expands to Eight Days

By: Richard D. Ackley, Jr.
The Sokaogon Chippewa Community and several other Ojibwe communities are preparing for the 2019 Healing Circle Run, which will take place July 13th through July 20th.In the Summer issue of the Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission’s (GLIFWC) publication Mazina’igan, it was announced that an extra day is being added to this year’s event. “This year, it has been decided to add a day to the event and make an iconic stop in the Mille Lacs community. In an effort to involve more Ojibwe communities, the committee unanimously agreed to work towards even more inclusiveness.”

This year’s run will feature starting points in Lac Courte Oreilles, Lac du Flambeau, Mole Lake, Lac Vieux Desert, Red Cliff, Fond Du Lac, Mille Lacs and St. Croix, covering approximately 790 miles over the course of the eight days.

“We will host the core runners on Sunday night, providing a place to rest and shower. A pot luck meal will be held on Sunday night, and a breakfast on Monday morning,” said Carmen McGeshick, a Tribal Council Member.

Carmen is seeking Mole Lake Tribal Members who want to join the Circle Run and Walk. If you are interested in participating, please contact Carmen at 715-622-0133.

Participants will leave the morning of the third day and continue on to Lac Vieux Desert. The eight day run will end July 20th in Lac Courte Oreilles.For more information on the Healing Circle Run, please email Jenny Krueger-Bear at GLIFWC.

GLIFWC presents another film in the series of short videos called “Ogichidaa Storytellers”. View the short film that centers on the Healing Circle Run.