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Robeson County Lumbees and Tuscaroras welcome “Longest Walk 5”

June 26, 2016

 

 

Dennis Banks addresses the crowd Saturday morning at a Dillon County, S.C. convenience store parking lot before leading the “Longest Walk 5” across the state line into Robeson County, N.C. The group of walkers Banks is leading is walking from California to Washington, D.C. to bring attention to the issue of drug abuse and domestic violence in Indian communities. They left San Diego on Feb. 13 and are scheduled to arrive in our nation’s capital on July 15, completing a 3,600-mile trip. Banks is the co-founder of the American Indian Movement. The 79-year-old Indian activist said he was pleased with his reception.

 

 

 

Flag bearers representing various tribes have led the “Longest Walk 5” on a 3,300-mile journey from California. The group arrived in Robeson County on Saturday and will be staying at the Lumbee Tribe’s Boys and Girls Club untilWednesday. The purpose of the walk is to raise awareness about drug abuse and domestic violence in the Indian community. Support and community volunteers are needed for the Longest Walk 5. To volunteer call Reggie Brewer at (910) 301-0351or Kim Pevia at (910) 774-6328. Donations may be sent to Louise Mitchell at 622 Wiregrass Rd., Lumberton, N.C. 28358. Money will go toward buying food for the walkers. For more information, visit www.longestwalk.us or visithttp://www.TheLongestWalk.com/ on Facebook.

 

 

 

Shelby Strickland shares an old Polaroid photo of her and Dennis Banks from nearly 40 years ago when the Indian activist visited Robeson County. Banks returned on Saturday, leading the “Longest Walk 5” across the state line into Robeson County, N.C. The group of walkers Banks is leading is walking from California to Washington, D.C. to bring attention to the issue of drug abuse and domestic violence in Indian communities. They left San Diego on Feb. 13 and are scheduled to arrive in our nation’s capital on July 15, completing a 3,600-mile trip. Banks is the co-founder of the American Indian Movement.

 

 

 

The “Longest Walk 5” came across the state line into Robeson County, N.C. on Saturday morning, led by a contingent of Lumbee and Tuscarora Indians. The group of walkers is led by Dennis Banks. They are walking from California to Washington, D.C. to bring attention to the issue of drug abuse and domestic violence in Indian communities. They left San Diego on Feb. 13 and are scheduled to arrive in our nation’s capital on July 15, completing a 3,600-mile trip. Banks is the co-founder of the American Indian Movement. Support and community volunteers are needed for the Longest Walk 5. To volunteer call Reggie Brewer at (910) 301-0351 or Kim Pevia at (910) 774-6328. Donations may be sent to Louise Mitchell at 622 Wiregrass Rd., Lumberton, N.C. 28358. Money will go toward buying food for the walkers. For more information, visit www.longestwalk.us or visit http://www.TheLongestWalk.com/ on Facebook.

 

 

 

The “Longest Walk 5” came across the state line into Robeson County, N.C. on Saturday morning, led by a contingent of Lumbee and Tuscarora Indians. The group of walkers is led by Dennis Banks. They are walking from California to Washington, D.C. to bring attention to the issue of drug abuse and domestic violence in Indian communities. They left San Diego on Feb. 13 and are scheduled to arrive in our nation’s capital on July 15, completing a 3,600-mile trip. Banks is the co-founder of the American Indian Movement. Support and community volunteers are needed for the Longest Walk 5. To volunteer call Reggie Brewer at (910) 301-0351 or Kim Pevia at (910) 774-6328. Donations may be sent to Louise Mitchell at 622 Wiregrass Rd., Lumberton, N.C. 28358. Money will go toward buying food for the walkers. For more information, visit www.longestwalk.us or visit http://www.TheLongestWalk.com/ on Facebook.

 

 

 

Miss Lumbee Alexis Jones performs “Lean on Me” for participants of the Longest Walk 5 Saturday afternoon at the Lumbee Regional Development Association after the group arrived in Robeson County. The “Longest Walk 5” came across the state line into Robeson County, N.C. on Saturday morning, led by a contingent of Lumbee and Tuscarora Indians. The group of walkers is led by Dennis Banks. They are walking from California to Washington, D.C. to bring attention to the issue of drug abuse and domestic violence in Indian communities. They left San Diego on Feb. 13 and are scheduled to arrive in our nation’s capital on July 15, completing a 3,600-mile trip. Banks is the co-founder of the American Indian Movement. Support and community volunteers are needed for the Longest Walk 5. To volunteer call Reggie Brewer at (910) 301-0351 or Kim Pevia at (910) 774-6328. Donations may be sent to Louise Mitchell at 622 Wiregrass Rd., Lumberton, N.C. 28358. Money will go toward buying food for the walkers. For more information, visit www.longestwalk.us or visithttp://www.TheLongestWalk.com/ on Facebook.

 

 

 

Senior Ms. Lumbee Angeleta Hunt poses with Indian activist Dennis Banks on Saturday at a powwow at the Lumbee Tribe’s Indian Cultural Center. The “Longest Walk 5” came across the state line into Robeson County, N.C. on Saturdaymorning, led by a contingent of Lumbee and Tuscarora Indians. Banks is leading the group of walkers. They are walking from California to Washington, D.C. to bring attention to the issue of drug abuse and domestic violence in Indian communities. They left San Diego on Feb. 13 and are scheduled to arrive in our nation’s capital on July 15, completing a 3,600-mile trip. Banks is the co-founder of the American Indian Movement. Support and community volunteers are needed for the Longest Walk 5. To volunteer call Reggie Brewer at (910) 301-0351 or Kim Pevia at (910) 774-6328. Donations may be sent to Louise Mitchell at 622 Wiregrass Rd., Lumberton, N.C. 28358. Money will go toward buying food for the walkers. For more information, visit www.longestwalk.us or visit http://www.TheLongestWalk.com/ on Facebook.

 

 

 

Red Rum, a local motorcycle group, led the Longest Walk 5 walkers into North Carolina on Saturday morning as they crossed the state line on U.S. 301 south of Dillon, N.C. The bikers relax at the end of the day after a powwow at the Lumbee Tribe’s Indian Cultural Center.

The group of walkers is led by Dennis Banks. They are walking from California to Washington, D.C. to bring attention to the issue of drug abuse and domestic violence in Indian communities. They left San Diego on Feb. 13 and are scheduled to arrive in our nation’s capital on July 15, completing a 3,600-mile trip. Banks is the co-founder of the American Indian Movement. Support and community volunteers are needed for the Longest Walk 5. To volunteer call Reggie Brewer at (910) 301-0351 or Kim Pevia at (910) 774-6328. Donations may be sent to Louise Mitchell at 622 Wiregrass Rd., Lumberton, N.C. 28358. Money will go toward buying food for the walkers. For more information, visit www.longestwalk.us or visithttp://www.TheLongestWalk.com/ on Facebook.

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