online event, sending hope: women warriors by Sogorea Te Land Trust

posted June 14, 2020

Art By Inés Ixierda

event link: Women Warriors: Indigenous Women Protecting The Sacred

Hosted by Sogorea Te Land Trust, join this FREE online event Wednesday June 24, 6:00-8:00PM PST // 9:00-11:00 PM EST. Facilitated by Dr. Fuifuilupe Niumeitolu and Nazshonnii Brown.

Description from event site: “At this time of pandemic and unrelenting settler colonial violence in our world, we invite you and your families to join our conversation with three internationally recognized Indigenous women leaders at the forefront of decolonization movements.”

“Please join us for Women Warriors: Indigenous Women protecting the sacred with Chief Caleen Sisk, (Winnemem Wintu), Kumu Pua Case (Kanaka Maoli) and Tribal Spokeperson Corrina Gould, (Lisjan Ohlone).”

“Through their respective and collective work, they protect their ancestral Sacred sites: Hawaiʻi’s Mauna Kea, the McCloud River in Northern California, and the West Berkeley Shellmound located in the Bay Area, California. These Indigenous women leaders will talk about their formative work as culture bearers in Indigenous-led movements that center Indigenous knowledges and protocols, land rematriation, and Indigenous cultural practices. Through their work they build and inspire intergenerational, multi-racial, local, and global movements to protect the Sacred in their various homelands. Most importantly, these leaders will highlight the significance of creating collective and collaborative movements that honor Indigenous women’s leadership, and they will show examples of their collaborations and relationships of reciprocity.”

human rights watch film festival, screening of GATHER

posted June 10, 2020

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival brings to digital audiences the documentary Gather, this Saturday June 20th! Blurb & description below.

Gather celebrates the fruits of the indigenous food sovereignty movement, profiling innovative changemakers in Native American tribes across North America reclaiming their identities after centuries of physical and cultural genocide. On the Apache reservation, a chef embarks on a ambitious project to reclaim his tribe’s ancient ingredients; in South Dakota, a gifted Lakota high school student, raised on a buffalo ranch, is using science to prove her tribe’s native wisdom about environmental sustainability; and in Northern California, a group of young men from the Yurok tribe is struggling to rehabilitate its rivers to protect the salmon. Gather beautifully shows how the reclaiming and recovery of ancient foodways provides a form of resistance and survival, collectively bringing back health and self-determination to their people.”

6:40 PM EDT – Start watching the film
7:55 PM EDT – 5 min break – get your questions ready and re-fill your beverage!
8:00 PM EDT – Live Q&A with filmmaker Sanjay Rawal, HRW’s Acting Women’s Rights Co-Director Amanda Klasing & special guests. Register here!

Follow @gatherfilm on Instagram to stay tuned on the release.

capitalism, the climate, and indigenous people

posted September 26, 2014


Evo Morales, Bolivia’s first indigenous president, inaugurated the first World Conference on Indigenous Peoples at the UN on Monday and said he is living proof that the community can “govern and not just vote.”

“These principles — the protection of life, land and peace — are constantly threatened by a system and a model: capitalism and a model that seems to pursue the end of life and mother earth,” the president told the audience.

Ban said indigenous people are “central to our discourse of human rights and global development” and have an important role in the push for a more sustainable use of natural resources. To read more,—> CLICK HERE<—