ON THE BORDER OF SOUTH & NORTH CAROLINA – Around 100 members of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina greeted Dennis Banks and longest walkers as the Longest Walk 5 – War on Drugs and Domestic Violence walked across the border of North and South Carolina on Saturday morning. The long walkers were greeted with a great welcome and fanfare.
The Long Walk 5 spent 12 days in South Carolina where it was hosted by the Waccama Nation.
“We were treated very nicely and we were able to rest. We are ready to continue on to Washingon,” stated Dennis Banks to Native News Online.
Denise Hunt received the staff from Chief Hatcher and handed it to the runner Jonathan Brooks of Moccasins Across America.
Kid Valance will get the running staff back before the runners enter Washington D.C.
The Lumbee Nation fed the long walkers and runners at the Prospect United Methodist Church.
The Longest Walk 5 – War on Drugs and Domestic Violence began walking in LaJolla, California, outside of San Diego, on February 14, 2016 and plan to end in Washington DC on July, 15, 2016.
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