Peace and Dignity In Texas Prayers for the Sacred Seeds!
Keep the Fire Lit was very lucky and honored to run and film with the Peace and Dignity run that came through Texas. Our very own producer Fox RedSky ran from Dallas to Austin with the runners. As Hot as it is in Texas in August (107) they made it to Austin and onward to San Marcos and then to San Antonio Texas.
What is Peace and Dignity?
“The Peace and Dignity Journeys is a spiritual movement, a ceremonial run that retraces the steps of our ancestors to connect indigenous communities. The Peace and Dignity Journeys started in 1992 to fulfill the prophecy of the Eagle and the Condor and continue in the spirit of the traditions of our ancestors. Every four years indigenous communities all over north, central and south America witness and share lifeways, stories, songs, dance and wisdom by receiving runners in the home community’s ceremonial ways.
The Peace and Dignity Journeys runners start simultaneously from both ends of Abya Yala from Chickaloon, Alaska and Tierra del Fuego, Argentina traversing community to community on foot and joining together for a final gathering in Kunayala (Panama). The 2016 run is dedicated to the seeds, a reminder and living prayer to honor and preserve the sacredness of our seeds that give food, medicine and life. “
For More Information please go to their website:
Also as they are still running till Nov 14 2016 please be sure to Donate so we can help theses runners and their communities. http://www.txpeaceanddignity.com/#!donate/c1vud
Native communities from all over North and South America acknowledge the Native People Indigenous to Texas.
Keep the Fire Lit is happy to not only show support as a Indie film but to also include this in the film it self as beautiful example of Texas Native people Courage and Efforts to heal them self and their people.
Below are Photos from some of them filming we have Done In San Marcos Texas. Interviews Include Dr Mario Garza from Indigenous Culture Center. Dr. Mario Garza currently serves as board of elder’s chair and is the principal founder of the Institute. He is a member of the Miakan/Garza band of the Coahuiltecan people.