REPOST w/updated details.
PDX folks might want to avoid 99E tomorrow, as quite a caravan of local native youth are running to honor survivors and descendants of survivors of residential schools in the US and KKKanada.
So if you are driving and start feeling upset that there is a jam of _traffic_ and other inconvenience in your way as the youth run, perhaps take a deep breath and listen for a few minutes to survivor Chris Metatawabin talk about his experience at¨St. Anne's school, a notorious residential school that had an electric chair¨:
The public part of the run (comrades and allies welcome) will begin mid-morning at the Community River Park in Canby: 1348 SW Berg Parkway. The youth organizers of this event have the following requests for anybody joining the run:
¨Please wear orange and a mask around community members. When running, run behind or along the sides of Indigenous runners, please try not to pass Indigenous runners, and always stay behind the person carrying a wooden staff. For cultural purposes, non-Indigenous people may not carry the staff, but feel free to carry an orange bandana, or a sign with a message along the lines of “1500+ children” “Justice for Indigenous families” “May the children rest in peace”. Please no triggering imagery or language, remember there are people who are directly affected.¨
The youth will also have orange caps and shirts available.
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