Walk for Tsucde: Honoring the late Katie John

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On June 12th, Fred John and his brother Harry John completed the final leg of the Walk for Tsucde, a 375-mile trek in honor of his late mother, Katie John, a well-known native advocate for subsistence. The walk ended at the Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center with traditional drumming, singing and speeches.

Harry John describes the walk as a healing experience for him because, much like his late mother, he has a strong connection to nature.

“I go out there and I walk; that’s my church,” said Harry John, “The mountains, the trees, the rain, the snow, the natural elements of this earth; that’s my church.”