Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sacred Places Convention for Indigenous Peoples

Sacred Places Convention for Indigenous Peoples

When: June 12—13, 2010

WHO: The United Coalition to Protect Panhe is honored to invite you to a two-day planning and capacity building Sacred Places Convention for Indigenous Peoples.

WHAT: Sacred Places Convention for Indigenous Peoples

WHEN: Saturday, June 12—Sunday, June 13, 2010

WHERE: Puvungna, California State University, Long Beach (CSULB)

Indigenous sacred places are central to the ongoing cultural, spiritual, mental, and physical health of the people and the cultural survival of Tribal Nations. The purpose of this two-day Convention is to empower Indigenous peoples and Indian Nations to collaborate effectively in our work to protect Indigenous sacred places and cultural resources in California and throughout the nation.

• Promote information sharing among Indian Nations, grassroots Indigenous led organizations, Indigenous sacred places activists, and community organizers on strategies for successful sacred place protection.
• Build the capacity of Convention participants to protect their sacred sites.

• Identify points of collaboration for local, state, and national legislative, policy,and community action to promote the protection of Indigenous sacred places.

• Increase the community organizing skills of Convention participants.

• Engage tribal youth on the issue of Indigenous sacred place protection.

• Develop a strategic plan for further statewide and national collaboration of Indigenous peoples on sacred place protection issues.

CONTACT: For more information on the event and opportunities for Co-sponsorship, please contact Angela Mooney D'Arcy, Co-director, United Coalition to Protect Panhe at angela.ucpp@ ... or310.678.1747.

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