Published April 12, 2016
GUYMON, OKLAHOMA– Mitch Walking Elk and six students, three of whom are Ojibwa and three who are Cheyenne and Lakota and a parent/mother took the time to join the Longest Walk 5 – War on Drugs and Domestic Violence connecting with ‘the walk’ in Clayton, New Mexico and ran with them into Guymon, Oklahoma.
The students, A.J. Weyaus, Brian and Fabian Arthur, Nina, Nolan, Nathan Berglund, and their mother, Diana Johnson are members of an Indigenous Youth Ceremonial Society from St. Paul, Minnesota.
Mitch is a a member of four tribes: Cheyenne-Arapaho, Hopi and Choctaw and he plays music of the struggle. He plays music in many genres:blues, country, protest and songs of empowerment. Mitch says, ‘in the old days I played songs of protest but now I prefer to call them songs of empowerment”
This is a recording I Will Survive
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