Sacred Lands Protection Events -Fall 2003

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Calendar of Events:

September 18 -Thursday

1:00 PM: REMEMBER, THE BLACK HILLS ARE SACRED RALLY

Sept. 20 & ­21st

Sunrise (20th) until 3PM (21st): 11th Annual Prayer Vigil for the Earth

September 21 – Sunday

6PM ­- 9PM: Film Premiere: “A SEAT AT THE TABLE; Struggling For American Indian Religious Freedom,” closing night event of the Amnesty International Human Rights Film Festival

September 30 – Tuesday

8-5pm: Legal Workshop: Protecting Native American Historic Places on Public Lands

October 3 – Friday

1PM ­ 5PM: Native American Sacred Lands Seminar – Protection of Sacred Lands National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference

October 3 – 6

29th Anniversary Treaty Conference: Defending Our Land and Sovereignty

Nov. 4 -7

Bear Butte Protection Court Case

Nov. 14 – 16

Tribal/Federal Summit on the Protection of Sacred Places

Click on the “Read More” link for more details about each of these events.

September 18 -Thursday

1:00 PM: REMEMBER, THE BLACK HILLS ARE SACRED RALLY

Memorial Park Bandshell 5th St. and Omaha St.., Rapid City, SD

Focus is upon the repeal of the “Daschle Rider.”

Guest Speakers:
Winona LaDuke & Julia “Butterfly” Hill

1:00 PM: REMEMBER, THE BLACK HILLS ARE SACRED RALLY

7:00 PM: Benefit Film Screening: “In the Light of Reverence”
for the Bear Butte Legal Fund Elks Theatre 512 Sixth St. — Downtown Rapid City — Guest: Christopher McLeod, Producer.

Sponsored by: Sacred Land Film Project of Earth Island, National Forest Protection Alliance, Native Ecosystems Council, Biodiversity Conservation Alliance, Defenders of the Black Hills

Contact: Nancy Kile (605) 720-0282

Sept. 20 ­ 21st

11th Annual Prayer Vigil for the Earth
Sunrise (20th) until 3PM (21st): Will be held at Sunrise in West Potomac Park in Washington, DC. At the corner of Independence Avenue and Ohio Drive, just south of the Lincoln Memorial and just North of the FDR Memorial. The Prayer Vigil is a family gathering.

Contact Suzanne Clarke, the Volunteer Coordinator

Website: OnePrayer.org

Phone 202-244-3407

email:

In Washington, D.C: Phone703-620-2577

e-mail: [email protected]

In California:

Phone: 510-777-0807

September 21 – Sunday

Film Premiere: “A SEAT AT THE TABLE; Struggling For American Indian Religious Freedom,”

Salt Lake City, Utah.

6PM ­ 9PM: closing night event of the Amnesty International Human Rights Film Festival

6pm – Reception: Indian Walk-In Center Located at 120 West/1300 South.

7pm – Screening at Roland Hall, Larimer Center of St. Marks School.

The film documents a special symposium that was held at the 1999 Parliament of the World’s Religions entitled, AMERICA’S SHADOW STRUGGLE where eight American Indian leaders and activists were interviewed including Walter Echo-Hawk (Pawnee) of the Native American Rights Fund, Boulder, CO, and Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe) of Honor The Earth of Minnesota. These eloquent speakers participated in dialogs with Huston Smith, the renowned professor of religious studies and subject of a recent PBS/Bill Moyers TV series entitled “The Wisdom of Faith.” The film addresses issues of Native religious freedom such as sacred sites protection, effects of the destruction of Native languages, the rights of Native prisoners and more.

For more info contact:

Gary Rhine

eMail: [email protected]

Phone 310-457-1617

Website: kifaru.com or DreamCatchers.org

September 30 – Tuesday

Legal Workshop: Protecting Native American Historic Places on Public Lands

Denver, CO.

8-5pm: Legal Workshop: Protecting Native American Historic Places on Public Lands.

Event cosponsored by National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers. Faculty includes Elizabeth Merritt, Esq. Deputy General Counsel of the National Trust for Historic Preservation; Jack Trope, Esq., Exec. Director of Association on American Indian Affairs and several other noted attorneys.

Where: Hyatt Regency Hotel, Florentine Room.

Registration cost (includes workshop,lunch and materials) is $250. Cost for workshop materials only is $35.

For more info contact:

NATHPO Exec. Director Bambi Krause at 202-628-8476

To register contact:

National Trust for Historic Preservation
Patrick Lang or Ethan Yankowitz, legal assistants
Phone 202-588-6035
Fax 202-588-6038

October 3 – Friday

Protection of Sacred Lands National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference
Denver, CO
1PM ­ 5PM: Native American Sacred Lands Seminar

This event features noted Lakota scholar and author Vine Deloria, Jr.; Bambi Krause, Exec.Director of the National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers; Anita Canovas, Asst. General Counsel at National Trust for Historic Preservation; Chris Peters, Exec. Dir. of the 7th Generation Fund; Vernon Masayesva, Exec. Dir. of the Black Mesa Trust; Caleen Sisk-Franco, Keeper of the Ceremonies of the Winnemum Wintu Nation; and Chris McLeod, Producer/Director of award winning PBS Documentary film “In Light of Reverence”.

October 3 – 6

29th Anniversary Treaty Conference

The International Indian Treaty Council will hold its 29th Anniversary Treaty Conference at the Sac and Fox Powwow grounds near Stroud, Oklahoma.
The host community is the Sac and Fox Nation in Oklahoma.
This year’s theme will be “Defending Our Land and Sovereignty”.
The Sac and Fox powwow grounds has campsites with restrooms and shower facilities. The powwow grounds are located 5 ½ miles south of Stroud, Oklahoma.

Conference will address issues of treaty and land rights; sustainable development; protection of sacred sites and cultural rights; impacts of oil and mining; children’s rights; youth organizing; food sovereignty and right to food; health; well-being of women; and work for international recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ rights. Skills and capacity-building workshops will be scheduled throughout the conference.

During the conference there will be a powwow, so feel free to bring your dance regalia. Leaders from the Oklahoma Indian Nations who have gone on the journey to their spirit home will also be honored during the gathering.

Contact:

Jackie Warledo and the conference organizing committee at (405) 303-2330, fax (405) 303-2599.

For information in Spanish call IITC at (415) 641-4482.

Information will be posted on IITC’s web page at www.treatycouncil.org

Email: [email protected]

Nov. 4 -7

Bear Butte Protection Court Case

Bear Butte Court Case at Federal Court House, Rapid City, SD.

Sacred Sites Conference/ Strategy Session is also tentatively scheduled.

Contact:

Charmaine White Face

Coordinator of the Defenders of the Black Hills

Phone: 605-343-5387

Websiste: www.defendblackhills.org

Nov. 14 – 16

Tribal/Federal Summit on the Protection of Sacred Places

Sponsored by the Sacred Places Protection Coalition.

Event to be held at the Hotel Santa Fe.

Address: 1501 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Phone 505-982-1200

Santa Fe Hotel Website: www.hotelsantafe.com

Santa Fe Hotel info: For $99 group rate discount, ask for “in-house reservations”– tell the Hotel Santa Fe that it is for the “Tribal/Federal
Summit– Booking #2876.”

Reservations required in advance. Conference fee to be determined soon. Fee waivers to be available. The following people should consider attending:

1) Tribal leaders, traditional practitioners, and Indian activists working on sacred lands issues.

2) Federal agency employees who work with or have authority over sacred lands issues.

For more info regarding the Tribal/Federal Summit Mtg., contact Lisa at the Association on American Indian Affairs at 240-314-7155. Lisa’s email is [email protected]

SOURCE:


Guy Lopez, Coordinator

Sacred Lands Protection Program

Association on American Indian Affairs

966 Hungerford Dr., Ste 12-B

Rockville, MD 20850

Phone 240-314-7157
[email protected]