FORT ROBINSON

OUTBREAK SPIRITUAL RUN

HISTORY

Fort Robinson Outbreak Spiritual Run

“Today they run not from bullets and gunfire, today they run for their future,

for the future generations that are yet to come”

The Annual Fort Robinson Outbreak Spiritual 400 mile Run is held on January 8-14th, every year, and for the last 23 years. The runners commemorate and replicate the Northern Cheyenne breakout of Fort Robinson, on the actual date and time: January 9th, (1879). 10:30 at night. From the humble beginning of 14 runners; to now 80-100 youth completing the journey from Nebraska to Montana in subzero temperatures. The run originally began as a tribute to the Northern Cheyenne ancestors; now, it has become a forum for healing and wellness; youth leadership and empowerment; cultural & language preservation; environmental justice; and creating social change in our communities.

 

The youth gain a strong connection to the sacrifice of their ancestors. The run instills in them a sense of pride, greater self-esteem, a deeper respect for their identity, sincere appreciation and connection to their homeland, and to value life

THIS YEAR'S RUN

24th Annual Fort Robinson Outbreak Spiritual Run

LANGUAGE     LAND     CULTURE     IDENTITY

The 24th Annual Fort Robinson Outbreak Spiritual Run will be dedicated to our LANGUAGE. Our Languages connect us to our Way of Life. 2019 was the year of Indigenous Languages declared by the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

 

We will continue to remind the runners and communities of our connection to our First Medicine; Water, and to the Circle of Life. It does not matter what color we are, we are all connected, we all have a voice and and a responsibility to the circle of life. It is important for all people to know the Rights of Mother Earth, Human Rights and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as caretakers of Mother Earth. Together we can create a conscious shift, we can start by how we live our lives; how we walk on Mother Earth; how we treat one another; and how we speak to one another. How we feel about ourselves is how we will treat others. We need to reconnect to our own spirit, so we can empower one another. The spirit of our ancestors are with us, this is the generation to create change.

SCHEDULE

JANUARY 8-14, 2020

Who Am I, What is My Name? – Reclaiming - Language, Land, Culture, Identity

Running 400 miles Fort Robinson NE to Northern Cheyenne Homelands MT

JANUARY 8th

TRAVEL DAY

TO FORT ROBINSON

JANUARY 9th

DAY OF EDUCATION

– PUBLIC INVITED

JANUARY 10th 

RUN FROM CHADRON NE

TO PINE RIDGE INDIAN

RESERVATION

JANUARY 11th 

RUN THROUGH

THE SACRED BLACK HILLS

JANUARY 12th 

RUN FROM DEADWOOD

TO MONTANA LINE

JANUARY 13th 

RUN FROM HAMMOND MT

TO ASHLAND MT. 

JANUARY 14th 

RUN FROM ASHLAND MT

TO BUSBY MT, FINAL DAY

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Help these Northern Cheyenne youth complete their journey home.

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VIDEO:  FORT ROBINSON RUN

Help us continue to help these youth to complete the journey

their ancestors could not, their journey home.

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