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Police Allegedly Draw Their Weapons on Runner With Sacred Eagle Staff


An odd story out of Oklahoma, where on September 5 a man participating in a Peace & Dignity Journey (PDJ) run was allegedly stopped and cuffed by police while for carrying a scared eagle staff. The PDJ is a First Nation organization that invites Natives and non-Natives alike to participate in perserving American Indian culture, and had organized a run through Kay County, Oklahoma. The runner was allegedly stopped by police after local residents called them and said “people were running down the road with weapons and tomahawks.”

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