GLIFWC Healing Circle Run


The 2018 Healing Circle Run on July 14–20 connects 10 Ojibwe reservations in northern Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota. The 2018 Healing Circle Run/Walk is a prayer for healing.

The Healing Circle Run begins at Lac Courte Oreilles on July 14, and over the course of several days passes through Lac du Flambeau, Mole Lake, Lac Vieux Desert, Keweenaw Bay, Red Cliff, and Fond du Lac reservations. On the sixth day, July 19, the Mille Lacs Band and Fond du Lac Band will send runners down Highway 61 to Hinckley and across to St. Croix. The run finishes with a return to Lac Courte Oreilles July 20.

It is an opportunity for people to come together to pray for healing for themselves, their families, their communities, their nation, Akii (the earth), and all our relatives. During the 2001 Healing Journey Run, participants were told of a teaching on healing — “for a nation to heal, it must begin with the individual. As a person heals, then that person can help heal his/her family. As a family begins to heal, they can help heal their community. As communities heal, they can help heal the nation.” As individuals, families, communities, and nations heal, they can help Akii and our plant and animal relatives to heal.

For more information, or if you are interested in participating as a core runner or a group of runners, please contact Jenny Krueger-Bear, Sue Lemieux, or Dylan Jennings at GLIFWC at 715-682-6619. All participants must assume personal liability, as well as responsibility for their own transportation and expenses. We encourage participants to bring their own dish bundle, water bottle, and for women, a long skirt for ceremonies.