Run for Justice

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Gitksan-Wet-suwet’un Run for Justice
Hazleton to Victoria – September 29 – Oct 30, 1988


The Run for Justice was sponsored by Project North (B.C.), an inter-church coalition from 1975 to 2000, which sought to stand with First Peoples in their struggle for aboriginal rights and title, and to encourage understanding and participation of the general population. The Run for Justice also raised funds for the Gitksan and Wet’suwet’en First Nations who were engaged in the Delgamuukw case in the Supreme Court of B.C. At that time the Government of British Columbia refused to recognize aboriginal title and rights.

The Run for Justice Team:

Jack Thornburgh, Sidney, long-distance runner committed to the principle of justice for aboriginal peoples, Steve Underwood, Tsawout First Nation, marathon experience and first-hand knowledge of injustice; ran for friendship, Jim Williams, Victoria, provided and drove escort vehicle, and Rena Dulay, Tsawout First Nation, massage therapist and assistant driver