New York City start of Global Peace Walk '95

The Sacramento Bee

Monday, January 16, 1995

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Associated Press

Journey for peace

Peace activists leave the U.N. Building in New York Sunday to begin their "Global Peace Walk" to San Francisco. The march is in honor of the United Nations' 50th anniversary.

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Description of photo: With the UN Building in the background a city block behind them the few dozen walkers are lead by Rainbow Family Tribe indigenous Yaqui Lakota spiritual practitioner Felipe Chavez carrying an eagle feather in his right hand, accompanied by indigenous Chumash spiritual practitioner Wonono Rubio carrying a medicine staff while beating on a drum slung in front of him, followed by the Global Peace Walk banner, "United Nations 50th Anniversary Global Peace Walk 1995, New York City January 15, San Jose CA June 14, San Francisco June 26, for "Global Peace Now!" and a "Spiritually United Nations". Behind the banner are the bulk of the walkers surrounding and following the walk initiator Rev. Yusen Yamato beating on the Tenku Drum while chanting the Na Mu Myo Ho Ren Ge Kyo medicine word prayer mantra for peace in our times from the land of the origin of the sun (Nippon) previously known as the country of Great Harmony (Yamato). Years after this walk Rubio became the Chairman of the Coastal Band of the Chumash Nation in Santa Barbara.