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Thursday, October 20 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
Pre-Conference Traditional Ecological Knowledge Intensive Dreaming Indigenous: Looking to Our Original Instructions for Climate Solutions

Thursday, October 20th, 2016 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm PT
Location: McNears Beach Park
$195 includes s
huttle To/From from Embassy Suites (leaves at 8:15 a.m.) and Lunch Provided by Wahpepah Kitchens

This one-day intensive will fully immerse participants in discussions and activities that center on indigenous solutions to climate change.  How is Indian country moving forward?  We will look at how native peoples are going back to our original instructions to focus on issues such as “just transition” from fossil fuels, increasing mobilization, current place-based issues, and ramped-up cultural resource management.

This intensive is designed to be a blend of shared song, prayer, traditional foods, traditional arts and intense discussions about our shared mandate from the elders to protect mother Earth. We will explore how we can support our youth and upcoming leaders on the frontlines.

With Tom Goldtooth (Mdewakanton Dakota/Diné), Eriel Deranger (Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation), Clayton Thomas-Muller (Mathias Colomb Cree Nation), Dallas Goldtooth (Mdewakanton Dakota/Diné), Kandi Mossett (Mandan Hidatsa Arikara), Melina Laboucan Massimo (Lubicon Cree First Nation), Tara Houska (Anishinaabe-Couchiching First Nation), Tiffany Adams(Chemehuevi/Maidu), Sage LaPena (Nompitom Wintu), Pennie Opal Plant (Yaqui/Choctaw/Cherokee), Edward Willie (Pomo/Wailaki/Wintu), Jade Begay (Diné/Tesuque Pueblo) and Judy DaSilva from the Women’s Drum Group of Grassy Narrows. Native Foods lunch by Crystal Wahpepah (Kickapoo) of Wahpepah Kitchens.

 


Workshop Speakers
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Jade Begay

Jade Begay (Diné and Tesuque Pueblo), a social impact filmmaker and multimedia artist based in Santa Fe, NM, deeply committed to amplifying Indigenous and marginalized voices, works to help bring forth real solutions from within these communities to achieve ecological balance. Jade's most recent work has been done in partnership with the Indigenous Environmental Network, 350.org, Resource Media, and several other organizations.
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Eriel Deranger

Eriel Tchekwie Deranger, a Dene Indigenous activist, member of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) of Alberta, Canada, is the ACFN's Communications Coordinator, whose work is focused on resisting the devastation of the Alberta Tar Sands and fighting for her people's rights. Eriel has also worked extensively on international Indigenous rights issues, and she currently serves on Bioneers' Board of Directors.
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Dallas Goldtooth

Dallas Goldtooth, of Dakota and Dine ancestry, is the national “Keep It In The Ground” Campaign Organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network, a co-founder of the 1491s comedy group, and a digital media producer. A nationally known public speaker, activist, performer, and event MC, Dallas has traveled widely across Turtle Island (aka North America) sharing stories, entertainment and knowledge.
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Tom Goldtooth

Tom B.K. Goldtooth, Executive Director of the Minnesota-headquartered Indigenous Environmental Network, is a social change activist for over 35 years, become internationally recognized as an environmental and climate justice leader, working with many Indigenous Peoples and organizations around the world. Tom has launched a campaign advocating for Indigenous communities to reclaim their future, build power for just transition and applying... Read More →
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Tara Houska

Tara Houska (Couchiching First Nation) is the National Campaigns Director of Honor the Earth, a tribal attorney, an advisor to the Bernie Sanders campaign, and a co-founder of Not Your Mascots. She is involved in advocacy on a broad spectrum of issues facing indigenous communities, with a focus on environmental justice, traditional knowledge, protection of sacred sites, and institutional racism.
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Melina Laboucan-Massimo

Melina Laboucan-Massimo (Lubicon Cree from Alberta, Canada) has worked on social, environmental and climate justice issues for 15 years in Brazil, Australia, Mexico, and Canada focusing on resource extraction, media literacy and Indigenous rights. For the last 9 years Melina has worked against tar sands expansion as a Climate & Energy campaigner with Greenpeace and the Indigenous Environmental Network, and also serves as a board member for... Read More →
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Sage LaPena

Sage LaPena, a medical herbalist, ethnobotanist, teacher and gardener specializing in both Native American and Western herbal traditions, started her herbal education at age seven, working with local medicine people from her tribe, the Northern Wintu (California) and has been a life-long participant in their cultural activities. She has been teaching the ethnobotany of California native plants for 20+ years, leading plant walks throughout the... Read More →
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Kandi Mossett

Kandi Mossett (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara) a leading activist focused on climate change and environmental injustice impacts on Indigenous communities in North America, is the Lead Organizer of the IEN's (Indigenous Environmental Network) Extreme Energy & Just Transition Campaign, currently focused on stopping "fracking" on tribal lands. She is also engaged in international advocacy work, including at UN Forums and in lobbying/testifying at... Read More →
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Pennie Opal Plant

Pennie Opal Plant, of Yaqui/Mexican/Choctaw/Cherokee/European descent, an activist on behalf of Mother Earth and indigenous peoples’ rights for 30+ years, is: a co-founder of Idle No More SF Bay and Movement Rights; an organizer of the Refinery Corridor Healing Walks; and a signer of the Indigenous Women of the Americas Defending Mother Earth Treaty of 2015. She is also a published poet, mother, grandmother and wife.
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Clayton Thomas-Muller

Clayton Thomas-Muller, a member of Mathias Colomb Cree Nation, is a Winnipeg-based Indigenous rights activist, the Indigenous Extreme Energy Campaigner with 350.org and an organizer for Defenders of the Land and Idle No More. He has campaigned across Canada, Alaska and the lower 48 in hundreds of Indigenous communities to organize against the encroachments of the fossil fuel industry and the banks that finance them.
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Edward Willie

Edward Willie, a true native of California (of Pomo, Wintu, Paiute, and Wailaki ancestry), is a native ecologist with 40 years’ experience teaching Traditional Ecological Knowledge, herbalism, permaculture, and ancient skills to people of all ages. Also an artist (drawing, painting, and sculpture), he has in recent years been a core organizer of the annual Buckeye Gathering, a gathering in support of ancestral arts.



Thursday October 20, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
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