As a way of reflecting and living into the project 400 Years: Truth & Healing for the Next Seven Generations, some of us walked from Florence through Amherst, Leverett, Montague and Greenfield ending at the Connecticut riverside in Unity Park in Turners Falls, during the 3 days leading up to the virtual gathering being held on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 18th.

Our Intention. We were led by the monks of New England Peace Pagoda. This walk was the first leg of the pagoda’s fifth “Listening to the Call of the Great Spirit” walk that they have held each year since 2016 – ending each year in the Mashpee Wampanoag homeland near the 1620 landing.
We stopped outdoors beside many houses of worship en route for a period of prayer and reflection together on why we are walking at this time.

The walk continues. The 2020 walk is continuing across Massachusetts, ending on Saturday, Oct. 31st in Plymouth. For more details contact Tim Bullock at tbull44@gmail.com. Each walk below begins at 9am.

Monday, Oct. 26: Waymouth to Hingham MA

Tuesday, Oct 27: Marshfield to Duxbury MA

Wed, Oct 28: Provincetown / Cape Cod MA

Thursday, Oct 29: Taunton to Attleboro MA

Friday, Oct 30: Mystic CT to Warren RI

Saturday, Oct 31st: walk concludes going from Plimoth Plantation to the Massasoit statue in Plymouth MA.

Day One: Thursday, October 15th 

Day Two: Friday, October 16th 

Day Three: Saturday, October 17th Note: plans have changed slightly for Saturday morning – see below.

Safety. There will be a support car traveling with us. We will take an easy pace walking about 2 MPH.

We practice pandemic safety for all taking part. We are socially distanced and wearing masks.
Walkers bring their own food with them and be responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from the walk. 

“The 2020 Commemoration which is already in the planning stages on both sides of the Atlantic, definitely must not be an occasion of self congratulations…but will have to be a time of deep introspection and reflection by the society that was transplanted here on Indian land!
If this isn’t understood…then we will be losing for all our future generations the extremely vital teaching moment the Creator is giving us at these extremely troubled times we are living in.”
– Tall Oak, Elder, Historian, Pequot-Wampanoag.