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Runners from Peace and Dignity Journeys making their way through BC to Central America

A group of runners are making their way through BC towards Panama City in Central America.

The runners are part of the Peace and Dignity Journeys, which holds an Americas wide run every four years.

Daniel Mejia is one of the runners, he’s from California but his family is originally from Mexico.

He says the goal of the run is to connect North, South, and Central America.

One group of runners start off in Alaska, and another in Argentina, and this year, they’ll connect in Panama City and hold a four day closing ceremony.

Meijia says the run is part of fulfilling the Eagle and Condor prophecy.

Each year the run also focuses on a specific issue important to Indigenous peoples throughout the Americas.

This year they’re focusing on seeds, and their importance to food security.

Mejia says the purpose of their run is the hear the stories of different communities, and how they overcame challenges, and share them as they travel.

He adds despite the differences in the different Indigenous peoples he’s met, they all share common bonds.

The runners are heading to Burns Lake tomorrow, Fraser Lake the day after then off to Prince George.

Mejia says they appreciate any help they can get, and so far the reception they’ve been getting has been amazing.

Runners from different communities are encouraged to join them, and if anyone wants to get in touch with the runners, they can phone Daniel Mejia at 209-495-4716 or Anobel Gutierrez at 480-370-6253, and their Facebook page can be found here.

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