15th Protecting Mother Earth Conference - July 17th-20th
"Enough is enough. This earth is our mother. If we keep on contaminating her and abusing her where are we going to go? Everything should come to a standstill and we should take a look at ourselves and what we are doing to the earth.
Carrie Dann -
Western Shoshone Grandmother
As Western Shoshone, we are honored to welcome our brothers and sisters from around the world to our beautiful homeland, share with you our struggle, and learn about your struggles and strong works in your own homelands.
This conference will be an important opportunity for Indigenous peoples and our allies to come together in a good way to strengthen our solidarity and find ways to work together to protect our Mother Earth for all life. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Western Shoshone Defense Project
"ANSWERING MOTHER EARTHS CALL FOR HEALING REAFFIRMING OUR ROOTS"
July 17-20th, 2008
Newe Sogobe (Western Shoshone) Territories
Located at the (So Ho Bee) South Fork Pow-Wow Grounds in Lee, Nevada (approximately 22 miles South of Elko, Nevada)
Traditional Gathering – Sacred Fire, Sweats, Camping Style, Circle Talks - Meals provided, bring your own reusable eating utensils.
Donations welcomed at the entrance, but not required, please leave dogs and pets home.
Click Here to Signup for the conference online.
Véase abajo para Versión española
For more information, contact:
Simone Senogles, IEN,
Larson Bill, WSDP,
For printable flyer and Agenda please check out our website:http://www.mynewsletterbuilder.com/tools/refer.php?s=213695755&u=18137345
Topics To Include:
Traditional L.A.W.S. (Land, Air, Water, Sun);
Mineral Extraction, Energy, Climate Change, Water;
Rescinding the Doctrine of Discovery;
Organizing and Action Trainings;
Indigenous-Based Environmental Protection & Ecological Knowledge
Hosted by: Western Shoshone Defense Project (WSDP)
Sponsored by: Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN)
For assistance in travel or hotel arrangements, contact:
JUST TRAVEL (775-738-9847)
There is an AMTRAK Station in Elko, NV - for schedules click here.
We are able to help coordinate rides for those who wish to rideshare
Free shuttles are available for those taking the train or flying into Elko, NV
No Alcohol, No Smoking of Marijuana and Illegal Drug Use
Camping available~ Camping is free at the site.
Some local host homes will also be available (Elders and international guests will be given priority
Note: Nearest hotel (at your own cost) is 30 miles away from conference site.
Craft/art booths are available for a small fee on a first come first serve basis.
Donations needed: The Indigenous Environmental Network and the Western Shoshone Defense Project would like to thank those who have donated funding and or volunteer time to the conference.
If you have not already given and would like to help support the conference we are still in need of donated funds to help us bring people in on travel scholarships, particularly youth who need travel assistance. Donations of frequent flyer tickets are also very welcome!
Volunteers make the Protecting Mother Earth Conference possible: We still need many volunteers!
Weather~ Gathering place is hot during the day (80's Fahrenheit), and chilly (40's Fahrenheit) in the evenings. Be prepared for hiking, walking in the water, and being near the mountains.
This Conference may be photographed or video taped. By submitting your registration for the Conference you are consenting to being photographed and video taped while attending and for the potential use of your image for education and informational purposes.
For Craft Booths, Rideshare postings, Elko Shuttle, Donations and Volunteering, as well as general questions, please contact Simone at 218-751-4967 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Indigenous Environmental Network • PO Box 485 • Bemidji • MN • 56619
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