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Old 02-13-2011, 06:33 PM   #1
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The Longest Walk 3 2011 begins Monday

Tribes to begin cross-country walk against diabetes in La Jolla | La Jolla Light

The Longest Walk 3 - Reversing Diabetes 2011

Tribes to begin cross-country walk against diabetes in La Jolla, CA


By Kathy Day
Staff Writer

The Longest Walk 3, a 5,400-mile walk-run relay across America to draw attention to the epidemic of diabetes among Native Americans, will take off from La Jolla Shores (Kellogg Park) Monday morning.

Pre-event presentations will begin at 6 A.M. with the walkers taking off at 9:45. They will spend the night at the San Pasqual reservation (Escondido, CA). On Tuesday they’ll go from Rincon to Pauma, Pala and then Pechanga reservations.

La Jolla, CA was chosen as the starting point because of its historic significance to the Kumeyaay Nation. Members would stay along the ocean in the winter and journey back to the moutains and deserts as the weather warmed, said Louie Guassac, assistant coordinator for the Walk and a member of the Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians.

Many of San Diego County’s tribal members — from the Kumeyaay, Luiseno, Cahuilla, Cupa and Chemihuevi nations — will participate in the event that is due to end in Washington, D.C., on July 8.

Guassac said the effort is aimed at minimizing the effects that diabetes has on tribal members as well as “to keep diabetes from becoming a reality for others.”

He said they are hoping to see about 300 people for the start.

“Diabetes is not part of our lifestyle,” Guassac said. “Our people did a lot of activities and grew and ate healthy food before being put on reservations, but this has become a true epidemic.”

The event is a combination of a walk-ride-run, he said. Among the participants are the Reservation Riders, a motorcycle club.

A Facebook page describing the walk, being led by A.I.M co-founder Dennis Banks, co-founder of the American Indian Movement, notes the route will cover Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia.

Banks, himself a diabetic, says on the site that “diabetes has reached an epidemic state in Indian Country and the percentage of diabetes amongst Native Americans may be as high as 75 percent,” although the Indian Health Service’s estimate is at 35 percent.

Anyone interested in pledging support for the walkers can call (763) 242-4242 or show up on Monday morning at La Jolla Shores.


The Longest Walk 3 will take off from Kellogg Park on Monday. Photo:Kathy Day
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UPDATE for LW3 Southern Route

Today, Monday March 1st, the LW3 Southern Route runners and walkers are approaching Sells, AZ along Hwy 86 on the Tohono O'odham Nation.

LW3 will camp for a couple of days of rest near the Tohono O'odham Council building at Sells, AZ, then continue on to Pascua Yaqui (Tucson) starting at the Little Tucson (Ali Chukson) turnoff to Pascua Yaqui.
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Do you think this walk will actually help any of my relatives with diabetes that live in South Dakota, Oklahoma and New Mexico?
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Amigo,

Do you think this walk will actually help any of my relatives with diabetes that live in South Dakota, Oklahoma and New Mexico?
I sure hope LW3 sparks a change, an awareness. I met up with the LW3 Southern Route walkers here at Sells, AZ today and they are resolved to go all the way to Washington, D.C.

I stopped at a reservation convenience store here...I stood behind a young Native woman buying large bottles of soda and junk food, and right there by the cashier was a huge basket of fresh apples and bananas for sale. I felt tempted to snap a quick picture because that scene just screamed out at me, but I held back.

(I described this very rez store in a post here this past year - all sugar & salt junk for sale, like a poison dispensary)

Then, over in tribal offices, I saw a picture of a pretty Tohono O'odham woman...in a wheelchair...both of her legs had been amputated. Her smile was beautiful, radiant even though she was left without legs in her 20's.

I hope all of our relatives can find cure and relief through renewed scientific research. We need to control what we put in our bodies, and if we lack will power, then the corporations selling the poison need to be controlled.

The LW3 walkers are surviving on a slim budget as of now, hoping for more people to join up.

I've been up for 24 hours, must drive back to Tucson now. Peace-out.
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