A cross-continent run: Runners from the 2016 Peace and Dignity Journey visit Bemidji
BEMIDJI—Peace and Dignity runners were joined by the sound of a water drum and local supporters from Red Lake, Leech Lake and Fond du Lac on Tuesday afternoon as they left Diamond Point Park.
The runners have been running for two months, and will continue for five more as part of the 2016 Peace and Dignity Journey. Bemidji is one of many stops along their way.
Peace and Dignity Journeys are spiritual cross-continent runs that happen every four years. One group starts in Chickaloon, Alaska (who stopped in Bemidji) and another in Tierra de Fuego, Argentina. They will meet at the end of the run in Panama City. Each year the runners have a different overall prayer focus. This year's focus is on seeds.