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Upcoming Prayer Walk for Mount Blue Sky

October 1 - 9, 2022


Please join this Prayer Walk with members of the Southern Cheyenne and Arapaho, Northern Arapaho, Northern Cheyenne, Colorado Ute, Lakota, and Diné Tribes along with Ancestral Healing CircleMestaa'ėhehe Coalition, Tipi Raisers, NativesOutdoors, People of the Sacred Land and others. We will begin with an opening ceremony at noon on Saturday, Oct 1st at the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site. Participants will walk, ride horses and run the 250 miles to the base of Mount Evans for a closing ceremony on Sunday, Oct 9th at Echo Lake Lodge. This walk is in support of all the hard work many have done to move this proposal to rename Mount Evans to Mount Blue Sky toward completion and healing the history concerning Gov. Evans' complicity in the Sand Creek Massacre in 1864. 

Click on the links below for more information, an updated schedule, and maps, or email Ancestral Healing Circle. Everyone is welcome to join at any time, and there are many options to be included and support this prayer walk. All local spiritual leaders, traditional dancers, and singers are welcome. Absolutely no alcohol, drugs, or weapons are allowed.

Ways to Get Involved!

  • Participate in all or part of the 250-mile in-person walk
  • Join our Virtual Walk
  • Follow Ancestral Healing's Facebook page for live streaming and updates of the walk
  • Celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day in Boulder/Denver on October 10
  • Sign this petition in support of Mount Blue Sky
  • Donate to support the participants and the work of Ancestral Healing Circle and the Mestaa'ėhehe Coalition. If you would like to donate to the prayer walk directly, select "Mt. Blue Sky Prayer Walk" in the drop-down menu. 

Help us heal the history, and change the name of Mount Evans to Mount Blue Sky!

Walk - Pray - Heal.

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