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Cultural Connections: Going the Distance

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When people participate in sports they are often interested in the health benefits or in competition. But, for American Indian and East African communities, physical activity can also act as a vehicle for advancing community as well as personal goals. The American Indian Center and the Swahili Institute of Chicago show us how “The Long Walk” and long-distance running, respectively, uplift each community in spiritual, political, and practical ways.


Recorded Sunday, October 19, 2008 at American Indian Center.

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