The Trail of Broken Promises Walk


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The Wetlands Preservation Organization is 100% committed to saving Mother Earth. So it is not surprising that we are walking to Washington D.C. this summer in an effort to save the wetlands behind our school. This presentation explains how we will begin. Please join!

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The Trail of Broken Promises Walk

  1. 1. Trail of BrokenPromises WalkMay 2012The Wetlands Preservation Organization
  2. 2. "When a child my mother taught me the legends of our people; taught me of the sun and sky, the moon and stars, the clouds and storms. She also taught me to kneel and pray to Usen for strength, health, wisdom, and protection. We never prayed against any person… We were taught that Usen does not care for the petty quarrels of men."Geronimo [Goyathlay] (1829-1909) Chircahua Apache
  3. 3. Areas of Concern:- Weather- Path- Social Environment- Responsibility- Health- Media“The Creator has not given you a longing to do thatwhich you have no ability to do.”- Orison Swett MardenStay Positive 
  4. 4. • We leave May 13, 2012 from Eco-Walk • We are going to pass through 7 states (KS, MO, IL, IN, OH, PA, and D.C.) • It’ll be between 1100 and 1300 miles long. • We are going to be walking with other groups potentially. • We should arrive in D.C. by July!What we know
  5. 5. MAY 13, 2012
  6. 6. • We’ll leave in the morning.• From Haskell wetlands to Bonner Springs, Kansas is 25.3 miles.• A camping permit needs to be purchased.We Need Donations!!“If you do not expect the unexpected you will not find it, for it is not to bereached by search or trail.” - Heraclitus
  7. 7. Keep in Mind… How to Prepare• Geography • Train• Climate Conditions • Buy appropriate clothing (Rain, wind, sunshine:) and supplies.• Communal living • Research helpful tips• No drugs or alcohol • Take HCAPP classes• Different cultures • Become involved• We’re implementing the • Memorize A.R.C.H. Chief system.“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” Will Rogers (CWY)
  8. 8. ARCH Institutional ValuesAccountability - to be responsible, accountable anddependable for our conduct, behavior, and attitudes as westrive for excellence in our respective roles.Respect - to honor the diversity of beliefs, rights,responsibilities, culture and accomplishment of self andothers.Cooperation - to work with one another to accomplishgood for Haskell Indian Nations University and for theAmerican Indian/Alaska Native Nations.Honesty - to be truthful and open in our relationships withemployees, students and with each other.
  9. 9. Trail PlanningCommittee Update
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  11. 11. This is how our journeybegins…
  12. 12. May 13th (25.3 miles) Lawrence to Bonner Springs
  13. 13. May 14th (27.2 miles)Bonner Springs to Independence
  14. 14. May 15thConnect to Trail of Death!
  15. 15. How are we going to do this?
  16. 16.  There will be four teams.(Land, Animal, People, and Drivers) Each team will have responsibilities. Each team will travel 10 miles a day, separately!Four Team Approach
  17. 17. Every team will have their own starting and stoppingpoint. We will all camp together each night.
  18. 18.  Pick up trash along freeway  Log and dispose of trash in each town  Clean up campsites  Find campsite for each day  Locate landmarks or cool hiking trails  Give weather updates  Haul waterThe Land Team
  19. 19. The Land Team can walk from the tree to the buffalo,where a car will pick them up and drive them to thecampsite.
  20. 20.  Coordinate all meals Be the first awake each morning Ask for food donations Maintain an inventory of supplies Help with health problems Learn about the hospitals and police stations in area Haul waterThe Animal Team
  21. 21. The Animal Team can walk from the buffalo to theperson, where a car will pick them up and drive themto the campsite.
  22. 22.  Meet with locals Share our message with the media Film walk Write reports at the end of each cycle Call land support everyday Wash dishes Haul waterThe People Team
  23. 23. The People Team can walk to the campsite and rest.
  24. 24. Every team is assigned driver/drivers. Help the Land Team with trash Help the Animal Team find food Help the People Team with events Provide gas updates Car maintenance Set up / take down tents Haul waterThe Drivers Team
  25. 25.  Every team will have four leaders and each leader will be assigned a task.The Land Leader of the Land Team oversees all the Land Team’s projects, butThe Land Leader of the Animal Team serves as a liaison for both teams.Team Structure
  26. 26.  Each leader must participate in a daily talking circle to discuss strategy and moral Everyone is equal, leader or not The teams have the opportunity to re-structure their members at the end of each cycle.Team Structure
  27. 27. A cycle is the amount of distance we travel in a certain amount of time. We could run on a 5 day cycle, where we walk approximately 30 miles each day for 4 days, then rest.Day 1: Walk (cycle begins)Day 2: WalkDay 3: WalkDay 4: WalkDay 5: Rest (end of cycle)What is a cycle?
  28. 28. If we are unable to walk one day because of the weather, orwe are held up for an event, we simply pause the cycle.When we’re ready to hit the road again, we pick up wherewe left off.Day 1: Walk (cycle begins)Day 2: WalkDay 3: Rest/Storm (Pause cycle)Day 4: Walk (Resume cycle)Day 5: WalkDay 6: Rest (end of cycle)What if a cycle breaks?
  29. 29. How to become involved Meetings!• Come to meetings! Wetlands Preservation Organization Haskell Library (Room 111) 6 pm/Mondays• Email for more info: Indigenous and American Studies Haskell Library (Room 111)Or 6 pm/ Medicine Wheel Saturdays at 10 am!The Trail of BrokenPromises Walk is on FB.