February 15, 2008

State interrupts Longest Walk 2

Department of California Transportation attempting to halt Longest Walk Northern RouteThe Longest Walk 2 Northern Route is combating an attempt by the California Department of Transportation to stop the sacred walk.

Jimbo Simmons, coordinator for the Longest Walk 2 northern route, said the California Department of Transportation is attempting to halt the walk now leaving Shingle Springs and heading east.

“We’re going to walk today, even if we are going to be arrested,” Simmons said on the live northern route broadcast on www.earthcycles.net from Shingle Springs Miwok Nation. "They can't stop us."

“We have permission. Grandfather Creator has given us the permission,” Simmons said. “We’re going to do it. If we have to walk over the mountain, we are going to do it.”
Update:California Department of Transportation issued the permit and the Longest Walk northern route continues!Below:  Photograph courtesy of Brenda Norrell.

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