Bajoosh Run for Diabetes Prevention

Join us for the first ever Bajoosh Run for Diabetes Prevention with Grand Chief Jerry Daniels from July 28 – August 1, 2019!

To register online for the Bajoosh Run for Diabetes Prevention, please visit or download the registration form by clicking here.

For more information on the Anishinaabe Nation Gathering, please visit

To register online for the Anishinaabe Nation Gathering, please visit


“Bajoosh” was a great grandfather of Jerry Daniels, and was the first member of the family to carry the Daniels name. Grand Chief delivers a message, “We are naming this run after Bajoosh because he was a messenger that ran from community to community, establishing and maintaining communications between the neighbouring tribes. He was also a well-known medicine man, and in the spirit of keeping his legacy and tradition alive, we hope to encourage and promote healthier ways of living.”

The route from Long Plain FN to Keeseekoowenin FN was selected in anticipation of the SCO and Grand Council Treaty #3 co-hosted Anishinaabe Nation Gathering being held near Clear Lake from August 13 – 16, 2019. This gathering is a way to bring together Anishinaabe people from across Canadian and American territories (Turtle Island), in a way that is closer to the traditional ways of our ancestors.

All are welcome to take part in the fundraising run for diabetes awareness, and the SCO welcomes any groups or organizations that would like to partner up to raise awareness with us.

For more information please contact:
Vic Savino, Communications, Southern Chiefs’ Organization







Southern Chiefs’ Organization will begin each day of the week at a spot marked on the attached map, and invite local communities to attend and run, jog, or walk with us! Any donations are greatly appreciated and will go towards diabetes prevention initiatives in First Nation communities of Southern Manitoba.

If you are from any of the following communities (or anywhere else near the five stops shown in the attached map route), we encourage you to show up and join us for as long as you are comfortable running.

Long Plain First Nation
Dakota Tipi First Nation
Dakota Plains First Nation
Sandy Bay First Nation
Rolling River First Nation
Keeseekoowenin Ojibway First Nation







The following five “Grandfather Posts” were chosen for the Bajoosh Run for Diabetes Prevention:


Grandfather Post 1 – Sunday, July 28, 2019: Depart from Long Plain First Nation behind the Band Office @ 111 Yellowquill Trail E. Will travel along Manitoba Highway 16 and end day at Highway 50 intersection:


Grandfather Post 2 – Monday, July 29, 2019: Begin @ Manitoba Highway 16 and Highway 50 intersection, travelling along Highway 16, ending day @ Highway 16 Manitoba Highway 352 intersection near Arden, MB:


Grandfather Post 3 – Tuesday, July 30, 2019: Begin @ Manitoba Highway 16 and Highway 352 intersection, running along Highway 16 until Highway 262 intersection near Rapid City, MB:


Grandfather Post 4 – Wednesday, July 31, 2019: Begin @ Manitoba Highway 16 and Highway 262 intersection, stopping @ Highway 10 and Highway 45 intersection near Clanwilliam, MB:


Grandfather Post 5 – Thursday, August 1, 2019: Begin @ at intersection of Highway 10 and Highway 45, finishing the Bajoosh Run for Diabetes Prevention @ Clear Lake 61A, Division No.17 in Keeseekoowenin Ojibway First Nation!


The Bajoosh Run for Diabetes Prevention will finish on August 1, 2019, near Clear Lake 61A Division No. 17 in Keeseekoowenin, the official site of the first ever Anishinaabe Nation Gathering.