February 16, 2008

Walk to counteract stereotypes?

American Indians begin long trek

Longest Walk 2 to span 10 states over 5 monthsAccording to focus group research released in August by the nonprofit Public Agenda organization, many American Indians believe that non-Indians have formed perceptions of them that are based on inaccurate stereotypes.

Non-Indians, meanwhile, reported that they know little about the modern American Indian community.

Bringing Good said he hopes that when they see dozens of American Indians and their supporters walking across the country, people will be moved.

"I want them to see inner strength, to see what we're capable of," he said. "People are going to ask us, 'What are you doing? You're crazy.' Yes, I'm crazy, but it's a good crazy."

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