In the wake of Standing Rock, the most powerful Native American protest movement in United States history, and 50 years after the historic occupation of Alcatraz, Indians of All Tribes, and a coalition of local allies unite Impact Investment, Permaculture and social justice movements with a weeklong celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day to build awareness and policy change advancing indigenous rights.
#IndigenizeTheBay events kick off on Saturday Oct 7 with a main stage panel at the largest permaculture gathering in the US with original Alcatraz occupier / Indians of All Tribes founder, Dr. LaNada War Jack.
Next a Ferry from Berkeley Marina to Alcatraz Oct 9 combines a press briefing on historical resolutions and a sunrise ceremony .
On the Ferry, City Councilmember, Cheryl Davila, long-time supporter of Ohlone and other local American Indian voices, will debut a series of resolutions building upon Berkeley’s 1992 legacy as the first city to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day (aka Columbus Day).
In support, Pennie Opal Plant (signatory on the historical Indigenous Women of the Americas Defending Mother Earth Treaty / co-founder of Movement Rights, Idle No More Bay Area) states,
“We are seeing the repercussions of how human laws are violating the natural laws of Nature/Mother Earth. Devastating hurricanes, droughts, deadly fires and flooding are the results of laws which do not respect nature. It is vital for all of us to understand that the Earth does not negotiate. I commend the City of Berkeley for taking this important first step toward aligning local laws with natural laws.”
#IndigenizeTheBay Line Up ~ Oct 7 - 14:
Oct 7 8-9pm Building Resilient Communities Convergence (Oct 5-8)
Indigenous Leadership Panel including Dr. LaNada War Jack, Indians of all Tribes Founder; Desirae Harp, coordinator of the with the Winnemem Wintu’s Run4Salmon; Media screening of Salmon Will Run short film, produced by Nahko Bear (Medicine for the People) and more. Panel follows a talk by John Young (noted bird language wisdom keeper and naturalist). Learn more/ Register!
Indigenous Peoples Day: October 9th, 2017 begins with a Sunrise Ceremony Ferry from Berkeley to Alcatraz (5-9am). 40 (registered) leaders and press join Press Briefing with Dr. LaNada War Jack, Indians of all Tribes Founder & Myron Dewey (Digital Smoke Signals) and Ohlone tribal representative. Berkeley City Council members with announcement of ground breaking policy proposals. Hosted by the International Treaty Council and Empowerment WORKS. Berkeley Marina Ferry Sign up / Details / RSVP as Media.
MONDAY , Oct 9 4-7 pm - “Beyond Divestment: Indigenous Led Regenerative Economy” Mixer & Dialogue at the Long Now Foundation’s Interval space at Fort Mason.
By connecting investors at SOCAP with the Water Protectors on the front lines, on the eve and footsteps of SOCAP (one of world’s largest impact investment conferences) this panel, media screenings and dialogue will center on opportunities to forge investment criteria protecting the environment and human rights, especially long neglected Indigenous Peoples Rights. This evening will initiate co-host, Empowerment WORKS' Synergy Fund initiative to align regenerative impact standards and enroll partners to support indigenous impact with capital, capacity and mentorship. AV/+ Seating for 50. Details & Registration: Bit.ly/IndigenizeSOCAP17 / Press Release
TUESDAY, Oct 10 - 7pm - 9:30PM | Special screening of AWAKE, A Dream From Standing Rock at the tail of CO-CAP at Impact Hub Oakland. 30 minute Q&A with Director Myron Dewey brings the story of #StandingRock to the WE Economy convergence of Oakland. Be part of the #IndigenizeTheBay COCAP finale and support the Indigenous Media Fund and the Pipeline Fighters Fund with entry. *Presale / RSVP by donation. (No one turned away, Space permitting - Seating for 150). Hosted by Digital Smoke Signals & Empowerment WORKS. RSVP: bit.ly/Awake_COCAP_IHO
THURSDAY Oct 12 - 7pm - 9:30 Screening of AWAKE, A Dream From Standing Rock @ RPA Richmond Progressive Alliance - With a 30 minute Q&A with Myron Dewey after the 90 minute film is screened. FB Event Link
FRIDAY Oct 13 8pm to Midnight - RESILIENCE at PLACE for Sustainable Living in North Oakland. Part of Empowerment WORKS Artists In Action series this grand finale benefits Puerto Rican relief and sustainable food solutions, with live music & painting, silent auction, cuisine and more, it offers a celebration of #IndigenizeTheBay Week with calls to action to support new resolutions supporting the Rights of Indigenous People and Nature.
Presale $10 & Up! E-brite: Bit.ly/R4PREB FB: Bit.ly/R4PRFB
+ BONUS, DON'T MISS THIS ULTIMATE EVENT WITH DR. WAR JACK!
Dr. LaNada War Jack's 'Colonization Battlefield' Book Pre-Sale & Media Screening
A Native American historical and personal account of oppression, survival, and resistance. Dr. LaNada War Jack and Donning are proud to announce the publication of this limited-edition volume containing 256 pages of compelling text and photographs that depict the history of an Indigenous people’s struggle against injustice, poverty, and discrimination.
This book will be an opportunity to share vital cultural and spiritual understandings of Native Americans. This work will be marketed to universities and libraries throughout the U.S. and the world.
Order your books today to receive an autographed copy at the presale price of $29.95 plus shipping/handling. www.donning.com/colonizationbattlefield/
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