Remembrance Run ends at Stewart school on Sunday

Kutoven Stevens

Kutoven Stevens
Stewart Indian School

The Nevada Indian Commission will host the arrival of the 2022 Remembrance Run on Sunday, Aug. 14.
The 50-mile journey from the Yerington Paiute Reservation to the Stewart Indian School in Carson City honors the children who survived Indian boarding schools and remembers those who did not, according to a news release.
The Remembrance Run is led by Kutoven Stevens, a Yerington Paiute teen. Stevens organized the first run in 2021 to remember his great-grandfather who, at 8 years old, ran away from the Stewart school three times, making the 50-mile trek to his home on the Yerington Paiute Reservation.
The public is invited to welcome the runners in at Stewart Indian School Cultural Center and Museum, 1 Jacobsen Way, off of Snyder Avenue.
Events begin Friday with camping at Berni Giron Park, 171 Campbell Lane in Yerington. The run begins at 6 a.m. Saturday with a blessing by Delmar Stevens. Runners are scheduled to complete 25 miles Saturday and camp overnight at Sunrise Pass. The run resumes at 6 a.m. Sunday.
On Sunday at 1 p.m., Washoe Tribal citizens will decorate graves and give prayers at the old Stewart School Cemetery.
Runners are scheduled to arrive at Stewart Indian School from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Speeches from honored guests including Gov. Steve Sisolak, U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, and Olympic Gold Medalist Billy Mills.
The Stewart Indian School Cultural Center will be open for visitors from 1-5 p.m. Admission is free. Indian tacos and other refreshments available for purchase.


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