Sokaogon Chippewa Community News

Healing Circle Run/Walk

The Healing Circle Run/Walk passed through our community earlier this week. We welcomed everyone with a feast and ceremony as they left for Lac Vieux Desert.

Photo by Jorge Cisneros, Sr.

Photos by Carmen McGeshick and Jorge Cisneros, Sr.

The Healing Circle Run/Walk continues to connect Ojibwe communities across Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan, and through collective running, walking and prayer, provides healing and relief. The annual event also serves as a reminder to both participants and observers of the commitment, efforts and resiliency of the Tribal nations that have survived decades of trauma.
The eight-day run will end on Saturday, July 20th, in Lac Courte Oreilles, and is approximately 790 miles.
Chi Miigwech to our GLIFWC staff, who are the core runners. The Tribal Council also thanks Carmen McGeshick for her efforts in setting up the arrangements for the walkers and runners who stayed with us, and thanks all of the community volunteers who participated in this important Healing event.

Learn more about the long history and the dedication that began the Healing Circle Run/Walk here.

View GLIFWC’s Every Step: A Healing Circle video here.