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Dates ... "Poison Wind" UAT Previews Documentary About Effects of Uranium Mining on Native American Population
June 19-20 The Shock Doctrine: Indigenous Peoples Experience in Canada.
Symposium of Indigenous Human Rights and Environmental Activists
Vancouver,BritishColumbia,Canada
July 1 Historical Trauma: Healing Approaches in Native American Communities, San Francisco, CA
July 8-7 To All Indigenous Nations & Peoples ~ Elders Gathering for One Nation Vision
ELDERS GATHERING FOR "THE ONE NATION"
, MD
July 17-20

15th Indigenous Environmental Network Protecting Mother Earth Conference

 


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The Shock Doctrine:

Indigenous Peoples Experience in Canada
Symposium of Indigenous Human Rights and Environmental Activists
Vancouver, BritishColumbia, Canada

June19 & 20,2008


Maritime LabourCenter, 1880 Triumph Street,Vancouver, BC

 

 


Sisters,

Here is a conference that my sister has shared with me. I am forwarding it on to all of you, not as an endorsement but simply sharing the information. I am in California so if anyone is interested let me know if you are attending.

 

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UCSF Department of Psychiatry
Historical Trauma: Healing Approaches
in Native American Communities

Tuesday, July 1, 2008
7:30am - 5:00pm

The Presidio Officer’s Club
50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco, CA
featuring
Healing the Historical Trauma Response
by

Maria Yellow Horse Brave Heart, PhD


Maria Yellow Horse Brave Heart, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Social Work at Columbia University. She has developed the concept of historical trauma and historical unresolved grief theory and interventions among Native Americans. She founded the Takini Network, a non-profit organization devoted to community healing from intergenerational massive group trauma among Native People.

Other Speakers Include:
Joseph P. Gone, PhD
Nelson Jim, MFT
Michele Maas, MSW
Ethan Nebelkopf, PhD
Theda New Breast, MPH
Karina L. Walters, PhD, MSW

All faculty members, clinical staff, trainees and community providers are welcome to attend. Continuing education credits will be provided for MFTs and LCSWs.
For more information and to register, contact Anna Stevens at anna.stevens@ucsf.edu
or 415-476-7470.

Free Registration • Free Parking

Co-sponsored by the California-Arizona Node of the NIDA Clinical Trials Network and the Native American Health Center, San Francisco and Oakland, CA

Sugpiaq Mask - Kukumya’rngasaqaq (Whistler)

 

To All Indigenous Nations & Peoples~
Elders Gathering for One Nation Vision

ELDERS GATHERING FOR "THE ONE NATION"

June 06, 2008

For more info contact Tony P at tonyplaw@optonline.net
SEE NEW WEBSITE http://www.onenationvision.com/

Hundreds of Indigenous Sovereign Nations who live and prosper in the traditional ways within the current borders of Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and the Caribbean have agreed to sign The Declaration of Sovereignty of The One Nation (being a Nation consisting of all Sovereign Indigenous Nations of the World), by which these Indigenous Sovereign Nations unite as ONE to re-assert their inherent sovereignty as ONE, inviting all other Indigenous Sovereign Nations from all around the world to join.

This "happening" was foretold in the Prophesies thousands of years ago.

On April 20, 2008, The Algonquin Nation from Northern Quebec held a sacred ceremony, at which time the traditional Elders signed the Declaration, thereby giving birth to The One Nation. The signing was done by the Algonquin to "light the torch" to be passed along to other Indigenous Sovereign Nations. The Cree followed soon thereafter. The Mi'kmaq Nation is to follow up in June of 2008 with its own signing ceremony. Two (2) Choctaw Bands have also signed.

Other Nations are welcome to hold their own ceremony in their own way in their own time to effectuate their own signing. Otherwise, the next major gathering for the purpose of signing is currently scheduled to take place on July 8-9, 2008, at Greenbelt Park (campground) (301-344-3944) (174 campsites available), Maryland, 12 miles North of Washington, D.C., 2 days prior to the conclusion of The Longest Walk, when many Elders and Nations from around the world will be present. It is hoped that the Dalai Lama will also be present for this sacred event.

The Australian and New Zealand Sovereign Indigenous Nations have now begin to effectuate their own signing across their sacred lands at their sacred "Dreamtime" sites. The torch will be passed across The Australian and New Zealand Continent at this time. This signing may take a couple of months to be accomplished, but it will be accomplished.

As most of you know, on September 13, 2007, the United Nations' General Assembly approved the much touted United Nations' Declaration on The Rights of Indigenous Peoples (the "UN Declaration").

Although this UN Declaration, importantly, recognizes the right of our Nations to seek self-determination, it does not, in and of itself, take the next step to advance the cause of Indigenous Sovereign Nations around the world. The One Nation IS that next step, the necessary next step to lead us forward.

Again, those who know will understand that the traditional governing systems and the traditional cultures of these Indigenous Sovereign Nations were and continue to be decimated by laws enacted by their "host" countries, including Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, the Caribbean and numerous others, which laws, among other things, impose false (proxy) (foreign) governments and laws on our peoples, and force our Nations to bow before the colonizing courts to resolve inter-nation disputes with them. This Declaration of true Sovereignty has the blessing of the Creator, the one true Law.

The creation of The One Nation "immediately" frees the Indigenous Sovereign Nations to re-assert their sovereignty, an inherent sovereignty granted by the Creator to each human at birth, which was never surrendered and never could have been surrendered. It has taken the Indigenous Sovereign Nations over 200 years to regroup and arrive at this crucial point in history to re-commence performing their sacred duties to care for Mother Earth, all Her creatures, great and small (and, hence, all humans too). It is no accident and no coincidence that the Creator has chosen this time to arrange for the re-assertion of these ancient Nations. The air, the water, the land and all living things are in danger now as never before. The One Nation is born from all things positive, not from anger for past oppression and atrocities undeniably committed.

These things are forgiven. When the colonizers arrived, as predicted in the Prophesies, our ancestors welcomed them and cared for them, as the Creator instructed, when they could not care for themselves. They were like children sitting at our feet in need of sustenance, which many of our ancestors gladly provided. The children grew up steadily over the course of several hundred years, only to rebel against their caregivers, reacting with greed and forgetfulness of all that was done for them and all that we tried to teach them, harming our Mother the Earth in the process. For this they must also be forgiven. The time has come, however, when these now young adults must realize and admit the error of their youthful and frivolous ways and turn once again to the wisdom and care of those who raised them. Unwittingly, they developed along the way the technological and linguistic means for all Indigenous Sovereign Nations to now join together with one good mind and one pure heart for the good of all humans. To keep in mind a message from Hereditary Chief Gary Metallic, Mi'Kmaq; "This Declaration must be signed by not only representing Chiefs but also by the elders, women, men, children who will validate the legitimacy of our new nationhood." In conclusion, The One Nation extends an open invitation to all Indigenous Sovereign Nations to join on this historic and epic peaceful path into the future and also to convey this all-important message to all colonizing states: "The One Nation extends, once again, its open hand in friendship and in good faith as our gesture of our desire to continue to coexist for the benefit and respect of all living creatures and our one true Mother, the Earth herself."

Contact Information: wigibiwajak@hotmail.com (Elder, Algonquin)
gmetallic@hotmail.com (Hereditary Chief, Mi'kmaq)
tonyplaw@optonline.net (Attorney, Mohawk)
nazlabo1@bigpond.net.au
(Ivan Mabbett, Maori Nation & Australia/New Zealand Nations)

 

15th Indigenous Environmental Network
Protecting Mother Earth Conference


“Answering Mother Earth's Call for Healing --
Reaffirming Our Roots



July 17-20th, 2008
NEWE SOGOBE (Western Shoshone) TERRITORIES
So Ho Bee (Southfork
Indian Pow-wow Grounds Lee, Nevada) Traditional Gathering - Camping Style

Topics to include:
Traditional L.A.W.S. (land, air, water, sun);
Energy Global Warming, and Climate Change; Rescinding the Doctrine of Discovery and Youth & Elders.


Hosted by the Western Shoshone Defense Project (WSDP)
Sponsored by Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN)
For more info: contact IEN at 218-751-4967
ien@igc.org or WSDP 775-468-0230, or wsdp.org@igc.org.

Sign up early to attend the
15th Protecting Mother Earth Conference,
July 17-20th, 2008.


International Indigenous Gathering in
Western Shoshone Territory (Nevada) –
Link below for attendance form and more info.
The theme is:
Answering Mother Earth’s Call for Healing:
Reaffirming our Roots.

Working Agenda as of June 11, 2008

.doc or .pdf format

The conference form pages are up both in english and spanish versions Here is the main link:
http://www.ienearth.org/ienaqua/test/IENWeb/registration.html

 


UAT Previews Documentary About
Effects of Uranium Mining on Native American Population

TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--University of Advancing Technology (UAT) will present a preview screening of alumna Jenny Pond's documentary "Poison Wind" at its upcoming Technology Forum on June 17 at 7:00 pm on the campus of the university. The documentary explores the effects of U.S. government uranium mining within the Four Corners area of the Southwest, affecting tribes including the Havasupai, Navajo, Acoma Pueblo, Laguna Pueblo, Hualapai and Shoshone.

Pond's co-producer Norman Patrick Brown Diné, as well as others featured in the film, will take part in a roundtable discussion following the screening.

According to Pond, the 37-minute documentary "tells the story of corrupt government, unconscionable greed and a policy of destruction aimed at the aboriginal homelands of indigenous people from the 1950s until today. It is a documentary set against the landscape of the Desert Southwest that focuses on lives being destroyed by the horror of uranium mining and effects of radiation."

Pond continues to be a worthy contributor to her alma mater and to her field. "Our goal is to bring this film to the forefront of public awareness by submitting it to film festivals throughout the country and abroad. We hope to raise the level of awareness concerning the hideous tactics used by mining companies in relation to the actual mining of this monster and the lack of compensation due former miners."

"Poison Wind" will preview during UAT's biannual Technology Forum, a three-day symposium devoted to connecting key industry players with current students in a celebration of all things related to technology.

Following this preview, "Poison Wind" will appear at the Talking Stick Film Festival, taking place June 21-26 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. "Poison Wind" then goes international with screenings at the Globians Film Festival in Potsdam, Germany, August 8-17 and the Globians Film Festival Re-Run in Berlin, September 1-7.

About UAT: The University of Advancing Technology is a unique, private college that fosters knowledge creation and academic excellence in an environment that embraces the young technophiles of the world. UAT hosts three centers of research and a suite of technology-centered undergraduate and graduate degrees.

www.poisonwindmovie.com , www.uat.edu