Table of Contents   C.G.I.U. Commitment of Action   May 13, 2012 Summary   Wakarusa Wetlands to Lafayette, IN   Trail ...
February 26, 2012                    To Whom It May Concern:                             My name is Millicent Pepion. I re...
Sunday, 13 MAY 2012                    Sunrise Ceremony800 hours    Breakfast830 hours    Prepare teams900 hours    Leave ...
Trail of Broken PromisesSummer 2012Date        Distance Covered (miles)       Location of Campsites   NotesMAY 13         ...
For precise details please visit http://www.potawatomi-tda.org/gmaps.htm.
Trail of Broken PromisesSummer 2012Date        Distance Covered (miles)     Location of Campsites          Notes  JUNE 8  ...
6                           27.1   Gettysburg, PA       7                            32    Fredrick, MD       8           ...
Projected Supply CostEstimate   Provision                      Notes:$250       First Aid Kits                 Bandages, B...
How can you help?                    Send your donation to:                    Haskell Indian Nations University Foundatio...
You’re invited!      W.P.O. Meets:              I.A.i.s. club meets:              Discover haskell’s meDicine wheel…      ...
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Millicent Pepion
Wetlands Preservation Organization
Phone: (480) 258-2930
Vice President
Email: Minipah@msn.com
Millicent.Pepion@haskell.edu

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Trail of Broken Promises: Commitment, Itinerary, and Budget

  1. 1. Table of Contents C.G.I.U. Commitment of Action May 13, 2012 Summary Wakarusa Wetlands to Lafayette, IN Trail of Death Lafayette, IN to Washington D.C. Projected Cost How can you help? You’re invited!
  2. 2. February 26, 2012 To Whom It May Concern: My name is Millicent Pepion. I represent the Navajo and Blackfeet Nations at Haskell Indian Nations University. Currently, I am enrolled as a junior in their Indigenous and American Indian Studies program. In addition to academic achievements I find time to devote my services to different associations on campus. I am an active member both the Wetlands Preservation Organization and the Indigenous and American Indian Studies clubs. This year my Commitment for Action was accepted to the Clinton Global Initiative University. It is about an issue we are having concerning the wetlands behind my school. Kansas’s Department of Transportation (K-DOT) would like to destroy them in order to build a freeway they’re calling the South Lawrence Traffiway (SLT), plan 32b. Our governor has even dedicated 192 million dollars to this project in hopes they will begin construction by May of next year! It is not that I am against freeway building. In fact, I am all for them building the SLT south of the Wakarusa River, away from our beloved wetlands. I am against desecrating a holy site. I am against people who knowingly choose to ignore certain members of their community. Most of all, I am against organizations who are unwilling to make fair decisions. This wetlands issue is new to me. Ive been going to Haskell for only 3 years. Still, I understand these places are important. My advisor Dr. Daniel Wildcat tells us, "It is not our right to protect Mother Earth, it is our responsibility". It could be these wetlands or the San Francisco Peaks. If we allow desecration of these holy sites in the name of "progress", what chance does any place in this world have? Or animals and people? The world is changing. My auntie told me we were entering the “fourth world”. We have a choice to either work with or against our environments. I dont want to sit on the outskirts of this dominant society and let them decide what they think is best for my generation and future generations. The history of my people has taught me the decisions made have not always been in our best interest. Thats what trek is about, speaking up for what you believe, even if its just talking to people. And so, this summer my friends and I are going to journey from the Wakarusa Wetlands to Washington D.C. The Western ideologies are failing and Mother Earth is crying. We’re listening. These wetlands are but one piece of land that is calling for help. All of this land, all over the world, is asking for representatives. The Trail of Broken Promises is committed to addressing their cries as well. Thank you for your time and support. A he’ hee.A Cliton Global Initiative University Commitment of Action is….“A unique feature of CGI U membership, translate practical goals into meaningful and measurable results. Commitments are new, specific, and measurable initiatives that address social orenvironmental challenges on campuses, in communities, or in different parts of the world. Varying in scope and duration, many commitments are the result of new and diverse partnershipsbetween students, universities, nonprofits, and national youth organizations, with members combining efforts to expand the impact of new idea
  3. 3. Sunday, 13 MAY 2012 Sunrise Ceremony800 hours Breakfast830 hours Prepare teams900 hours Leave from Haskell’s Eco-Walk1000 hours Connect to Haskell’s Rail Trail1100 hours Walk through downtown Lawrence1200 hours Break into teams and head to different starting points1800 hours Check into Tomahawk Recreation Complex 17501 Midland Drive Shawnee Mission, KS 66217 (Permit $50 - $75)
  4. 4. Trail of Broken PromisesSummer 2012Date Distance Covered (miles) Location of Campsites NotesMAY 13 30 Shawnee, KS Shawnee Indian Mission (1839 – 1862) 14 28 Buckner, MO Connect to Trail of Death (September to November 1838) 15 31 Richmond, MO 16 30 Carrolton, MO 17 0 REST/END OF CYCLE 18 33.1 Keytesville, MO 19 29.5 Moberly, MO 20 25 Paris, MO 21 21 Monroe City, MO 22 0 REST/END OF CYCLE 23 34 West Quincy, MO 24 20.4 Liberty, IL 25 27 Perry, IL 26 31 Exeter, IL 27 0 REST/END OF CYCLE 28 33 Island Grove, IL 29 17.2 Springfield, IL 30 29.9 Niantic, IL 31 40.3 Monticello, IL JUNE 1 0 REST/END OF CYCLE 2 34 Sidney, IL 3 26.8 Danville, IL 4 26.8 Williamsport, IN 5 27.4 West Lafayette, IN 6 3 Lafayette, IN Day trip to Twin Lakes, IN Disconnect from Trail of Death 7 0 REST/END OF CYCLEEstimate: 578.4
  5. 5. For precise details please visit http://www.potawatomi-tda.org/gmaps.htm.
  6. 6. Trail of Broken PromisesSummer 2012Date Distance Covered (miles) Location of Campsites Notes JUNE 8 35 Kokomo, IN 9 29 Fairmount, IN 10 25 Muncie, IN 11 34 Greenville, OH 12 0 REST/END OF CYCLE 13 31.2 Piqua, OH 14 39.0 Buck Creek State Park, OH 15 33.6 Batelle Darby Creek Park, OH 16 14 Columbus, OH 17 0 REST/END OF CYCLE 18 32 Moundbuilders Park, OH 19 27 Dillon State Park, OH 20 31 Cambridge, OH 21 31.6 Egypt Valley Wilderness, OH 22 0 REST/END OF CYCLE 23 35.7 Triadelphia, OH, WV 24 26.9 Washington, PA 25 33.5 Ruffs Dale, PA 26 26.9 Kooser State Park, PA 27 0 REST/END OF CYCLE 28 19.4 Shanksville, PA 29 19.2 Schellsburg, PA 30 21.7 Everett, PA JULY 1 28.3 Burnt Cabins, PA 2 26.1 East Waterford, PA 3 24.4 Landisburg, PA *4* 14.5 Carlisle, PA 5 0 REST/END OF CYCLE
  7. 7. 6 27.1 Gettysburg, PA 7 32 Fredrick, MD 8 23.7 Gaithersburg, MD 9 22.9 Washington D.C.!!!!!!!!!! good medicine.Estimate: 744.7For more information regarding our journey please contact:Millicent PepionWetlands Preservation OrganizationVice PresidentEmail: Minipah@msn.comMillicent.Pepion@haskell.eduPhone: (480) 258-2930
  8. 8. Projected Supply CostEstimate Provision Notes:$250 First Aid Kits Bandages, Blankets, Medicine, ect.. .$2500 Food We will rely mostly on donations.$500 Cooking Utensils Grills, pots and pans, silverware, ect…$400 Sleeping Bags $40 sleeping bags for 10 people$300 Tents 10 thirty dollar tents$250 Basic Camping Gear Water containers, flash lights, duct tape, ect… Projected Travel and Lodging CostEstimate Provision Notes:$2400 Walking Permits $50 permits in each of the 48 locations.$2400 Camping Permits $50 permits in each of the 48 locations.$5000 Transportation Two 8 passenger vans sold by a private dealer$5300 Gas 1,325 miles times $4 a gallon$2500 Car Maintence Tune-ups, tires, batteries, ect…$1500 Insurance Car insurance for 2 vans for 3 monthsTotal$23300$1700 Unforeseen Events We need to raise $25,000!
  9. 9. How can you help? Send your donation to: Haskell Indian Nations University Foundation Attn: Wetlands Preservation Organization 155 Indian Avenue Lawrence, KS 66044 (Please send cash, checks, or money orders only.) $25 will help provide food for one cycle! $50 will buy one sub-zero sleeping bag & flash light! $100 will help us get from Haskell to the Trail of Death! $500 will help pay one month of car insurance for 2 vans! $1000 will provide camping permits for 20 locations!
  10. 10. You’re invited! W.P.O. Meets: I.A.i.s. club meets: Discover haskell’s meDicine wheel… Every Monday - 6 p.m. Every Tuesday - 6 p.m. Free Tour Every Saturday – 10 a.m. Where: Haskell Library Room #111 Haskell’s Eco-walk https://www.facebook.com/mpepion#!/pages/Trail-Of-Broken-Promises/300284686671395Since this will be a digital walk (meaning it will be filmed, blogged, vlogged, and individually logged the entire duration); We encourage you to Check out our Facebook page for up to date information!

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