CALIFAS: Indigenous People’s Week of Resistance — NOV 13-18

FORWARDED MESSAGE:

Greetings! There are a number of exciting events this weekend. Please come out and show your support to these important issues!

Tuesday November 13
7:00 PM
Longest Walk Planning Meeting
Join us in coordinating the Longest Walk 2 which will take place from February 11- July11, 2008 as we walk across the country from San Francisco to Washington DC in defense of Mother Earth and Protection of Sacred Sites!

Intertribal Friendship House
523 International Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94606

For more info please visit: http://www.longestwalk.org

Wednesday November 14
2:30 PM
Free event!
NASO/SKIP-IT presents Celebration of Native American Heritage Month
At Smith Hall, City College San Francisco
Performances by Medicine Warriors Dance Troupe with All Nations drummers, Blackfire and more!
Speakers include Ann Marie Sayers, Wounded Knee DeOcampo and Clayton Duncan

6:30 PM
Events Committee meeting to be held at Intertribal Friendship House
for the upcoming November 22 and December 15th free community dinners.
If you are unable to attend the meeting, but would like to still
contribute or volunteer, please contact mstargali@gmail.com .

8:00 PM
BLACKFIRE CONCERT & CANDLE LIGHT MARCH TO PROTECT SACRED SITES & DEFEND HUMAN RIGHTS!! SUPPORT LOCAL EFFORTS TO PROTECT THE MEMORIAL OAK GROVE AND NATIVE AMERICAN ANCESTRAL REMAINS!!

BLACKFIRE (Native American Music Awards “Group of the Year”, A Band playing traditional Native American, Punk-Rock and “Alter-Native” music with strong socio-political messages) @ La Pena Cultural Center (3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkley, CA) $5-7

10:00 PM
JOIN A PEACEFUL CANDLE LIGHT MARCH directly after the BLACKFIRE show to The Memorial Oak Grove Tree Sit (near the corner of Piedmont & Bancroft, UC Berkeley campus) (The march is about 1.8 miles. For those who choose not to walk we will be biking and carpooling to the tree-sit). More Information http://www.saveoaks.com

Thursday November 15

9:30 am
Meeting at Glen Cove in Vallejo for a prayer vigil for Sacred Sites Shellmound Peace Walk
Indian People Organizing for Change along with Vallejo Intertribal/SSP&RIT invites all to join in a journey of walk and prayer to remember our ancestors who lived on this land for thousands of years. The walk will be led by traditional Native American leaders and Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhists. We will walk and pray with our ancestors in areas where Shellmounds and Sacred sites have been desecrated by development. For more info please visit http://www.vallejointertribalcouncil.org

5:00PM
5th Annual Richard Oaks Celebration!
w/ One Struggle & FUGA!
Jack Adams Hall – SFSU
San Francisco, CA
$5-7

You are invited to a Sacred Sites/NAGPRA
(Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation
Act) coalition fundraising event and concert at SFSU.
This is a 2-day event November 14-15th. The concert
fundraiser will be on November 15th with three (3)
bands performing (One Struggle/Blackfire/FUGA). The
concert will begin at 5pm. There will also a be a
raffle. All proceeds will go to the Sacred Sites and
NAGPRA coalition who are fighting to protect sacred
sites and for the repatriation of ancestors to tribes.

6:00 PM
Meeting at Intertribal Friendship House for potluck kick off event for Shellmound Walk

6:30 PM
Monthy board meeting at Intertribal Friendship House. All community members are welcome to attend.

Friday November 16

8:30 AM
Shellmound Walk to start at Hearst Museum
Meeting at the Hearst Museum at UCB for prayer and begin walk to Oakland.

For additional information on the Ancestral Remains/UCB NAGPRA issue,
visit http://nagpra-ucb-faq.blogspot.com and
http://nagpra-ucb.blogspot.com .

5:30pm-12 midnight

Indigenous People’s Night of Resistance
Pauley Ballroom, Martin Luther King Student Union, UC Berkeley

Dedicated to brining indigenous resistance through the veins of UC Berkeley. An event to honor our united indigenous struggles from the Philippines to Chiapas. We’re making noise and letting people know we’re still here, still striving.

This event is FREE for EVERYONE! Bring your family, friends, and communities.

Come see artists and performers such as:

Common Market
The Frontline
Brown Buffalo Project
Fuga
Tolteka
Tchiya
40love

Las Bomberas de la Bahia
Al Judhoor Debka Dance Troupe
Many Poets

Speakers such as:
Hatem Bazian
All-Afrikan People’s Revolutionary Party
Pilipino American Alliance
La Gabriela Network
Colectiva Ramona

Saturday November 17 and Sunday November 18

The Gathering for Justice 1st Annual National Convention
Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway Oakland, CA 94607

for more info please visit:
http://www.thegatheringforjustice.org/

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