Published May 19, 2017
MAYETTA, KANSAS – Carla Youngbear of the Prarie Band Potawatomi Nation greeted Longest Walk 5.2 with open arms overflowing with love.
Dale Weber and Dorothy Neosh traveled from the Menomonee Nation in Wisconsin to assist the Longest Walkers.
The Prairie Band Potawatomi had a weeks worth of activities and meetings planned for The Longest Walk 5.2.
Starting Friday May 5, the Longest Walk 5.2 walked and rolled onto the Powwow grounds. Prairie Band members fed the walkers dinner that night and every night of their stay.
Saturday and Sunday May 6 and 7 – Some members of Longest Walk 5.2 went to AIHREA Powwow while others took care of themselves relaxing and enjoying the dinners supplied by Prairie Band Potawatomi.
Monday May 8, 8-10 am-PBP (Prarie Band Potawatomi) Health Clinic- Coffee and Tea Get Together, talk about issues with diabetes program for Prarie Band members and how they are handling it.
Blue river Forest School instructors from Overland Park, Kansas shared about the native edible and medicinal plants of Kansas with Longest Walk 5.2 Walkers bringing awareness on important issues families on reservations are dealing with. Blue River Forest School
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