Legislation to establish a Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site began in 1998 with passage of Public Law 105-243, sponsored by Colorado Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell.
Photo: National Park Service
be blessed and the annual Spiritual Healing Run to Denver will commence.
2:30pm - Eads - Run’ will conclude at the National Park Service Sand Creek Massacre Research Center, Eads, Colo. then share a
Meal at the Kiowa County Community Bldg., Eads
7am - Limon Colorado - Sunrise Ceremony and Healing Run continues to Denver.
7 pm-Denver Art Museum, 100 West 14th Ave. Pkwy, Denver. Candlelight Vigil at the DAM Wheel Sculpture.
All activities take place in Denver.
7:30am- Riverside Cemetery Office, 5201 Brighton Boulevard. Coffee and Welcome by Jay Alire, Denver.
8am - Riverside Cemetery/Capt. Silas S. Soule gravesite. Color Guard Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma. Prayer, Honor Songs, Painting of Runners —Otto Braided Hair, Northern Cheyenne Tribe, Lame Deer, Montana. Dennis Gallagher, City of Denver Auditor, reads Silas S. Soule letter
9am - Riverside Cemetery to 15th Ave and Arapahoe St. Healing Run continues 4 miles. RUNNERS MUST REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE. Escort by Denver City Police.
9:50am - Silas Soule Historical Marker, 15th and Arapahoe, Downtown Denver. William Convery, History Colorado State Historian, brief announcement and 2 minutes of silence. Runners join walkers and continue on to the state capitol building.
11am - State Capitol steps (west side). Speakers include:Reading of Governor’s Proclamation by Senator Suzanne Williams; Reading of Mayor’s Proclamation by Derek Okubo, Executive Director, Community Relations& Human Rights; Reading of Joseph Cramer letter by Dr. David Halaas, Sand Creek Massacre consultant; James Doyle, Superintendent, Sand Creek Massacre Historic Site, National Park Service; William Convery, History Colorado; Gail Ridgely, Northern Arapaho Tribe, Wind River, Wyoming; Joe Big Medicine, Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, Concho, Oklahoma; Reginald Killsnight, Sr., Northern Cheyenne Tribe, Lame Deer, Mt.
12:30pm - Denver Indian Center, 4407 Morrison Rd., Denver. Reception – ...
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