Marie Sullivan, Anna Callaghan, Forest Woodward
Marie Sullivan, Anna Callaghan
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A powerful film documenting the Hopi, Navajo, Pueblo and Ute people coming together to run in solidarity, and in support of their traditional lands, which are losing their protection due to recent US government decisions.
Bears Ears National Monument is one of the most talked-about public lands under threat, though the dialogue often glosses over how sacred it is to many Native Americans. In March 2018, a group of tribes put their differences aside and came together to run 800 miles to Bears Ears and to send a message of unity. The Sacred Strides for Healing Prayer Run wove from tribal homelands across the Southwest to Bears Ears. Watch to meet the people who are participating in the public lands conversation with their feet, and learn about why this land is so important to them.