Monday, February 14, 2011

4th Annual O'odham Unity Run Benefit

COME OUT AND SUPPORT


Skate Expo + Live Art 10am-5pm

Live Show Begins At 6pm

Come help raise funds and food donations for our O'odham runners from Salt River, Gila River, Ak- Chin, Tohono O'odham and O'odham in Mexico as they make their journey from the Salt River Indian Community to Poso Verde, Mexico.
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We, members of all O'odham communities, will be hosting this benefit to help raise donations.

FEATURING MUSIC PERFORMERS FROM:

DJ Element (Salt River)
Blackfire (Flagstaff)
Definition Rare (Albuquerque, NM)
Shining Soul& Darrell D (Phx/T.O.)
Cozmobrown& DJ Lingos w/QKNR (Tucson/Phx)
DJentrification (Phx)

LIVE ART BY:
Brez (Salt River)
Tha Nox (T.O.)
Dwayno Insano (Salt River)
Closer
Dose
Such Styles & Champ
Sent Rock
Lalo Cota
Joreal Elliot

SKATE EXPO BY:
Apache Skateboards

TRADITIONAL O'ODHAM SONGS AND DANCE AT SUNSET

TABLES AND BOOTHS PRESENT:
G Jewelry
Forever Rising
Taala Hooghan Infoshop (Flagstaff)
Southwest Zulas

B-BOY + B-GIRL ROUND UP

$5 DONATION OR $3 W/food donations [prefered:rice, beans, flour, water, gatorade]

DRUG/ALCOHOL FREE EVENT If you like to donate, help with food, table, media or help in general,

contact us at:
602-881-6027 or oodhamjeved@gmail.com

This year will be the 16th Annual O'odham Unity Run. The run will be March 13-19, 2011
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Brief History of Unity Run:

The Akimel O'odham, Hia-Ced O'odham and the Tohono O'odham have long been known for their expertise in long distance running in the desert regions of what is now southwestern United States and Mexico. For over 150 years the O'odham Nations have dealt with separation by the U.S./Mexico Borders. We do not acknowledge this separation within our culture; we encourage our unity to continue.
The Unity Run was founded in 1995, by a small group of grassroots people from both sides of Mexico and the United States, consisting of Tohono O'odham and Akimel O'odham. The group's main goal is to bring awareness to the youth and adults the legacy that our ancestors gave to us centuries ago. The coordinators are actively working to perpetuate that which we inherited and for this to continue for the generations yet to come. Reinstating the tradition of running and the spirituality that comes with running is a challenge to help unite, preserve, heal and respect our history, language and culture. The Unity Run is highly recognized as a drug free, alcohol free and gang free cultural event.

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