Upon suffering beyond suffering, the Red Nation shall rise again.
It shall be a blessing for a sick world.We will not be able to continue to hide behind the reality of this insanity we are living today. We must remove ourselves from those that imposed themselves and became the gatekeepers of our lives. It is our time to be the drivers of our destiny. Our destiny as a people is in our hands. All we need to do is follow the trail and the footsteps of our ancestors, who were led by the Spirit into the future. Let us reclaim our full right of leadership. Do we have it in our hearts to fuel the fire in our hearts and do the right thing to fully express in action the love we have for the land and the love we have for all children? The choice is ours to make. Miigwetch. Dave Courchene was the Frontrunner in 1967 who did the last lap of the run with the Pan Am Torch to the doors of the Winnipeg Stadium. There the torch was taken from him and the Frontrunners prevented from entering the stadium. In 1999 Dave Courchene carried the Pan Am Games Torch into the Winnipeg stadium as the 7 original surviving Frontrunners entered the stadium in ceremonial canoes. 30 years after they had run the torch and had been prevented from completing their journey, Dave passed the flame to a young First Nation athlete, who, together with White athlete, lit the cauldron for the 1999 Pan Am Games. A video link to this presentation will be available soon.
COMING SOON – FILM CLIP OF FRONTRUNNERS BEING HONOURED AT PAN AM OPENING CEREMONY 2015