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Indigenous Peoples! Struggles to Defend Sacred Places: Symposium and Human Rights Training

Saturday, March 07, 2009
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Panel Discussion
Morning Star Gali
Location Details:
San Francisco State University, Richard Oakes Memorial Room

1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA

San Francisco State University, Richard Oakes Memorial Room,
Evening program, Jack Adams Hall

PRESENTERS: Carrie Dann & Julie Cavanaugh-Bill, Western Shoshone Defense Project;
Manny Pino, Save the Peaks Coalition; Andrea Carmen & Alberto Saldamando, IITC; Radley
Davis & Mark Lebeau, Advocates for the Protection of Sacred Sites; Corrina Gould, Shell
Mounds; MODERATOR: Morning Star Gali, IITC.
9:00 AM Traditional opening and welcome
9:30 – 12:30 PM Using United Nations human rights bodies and the Declaration on
the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to defend our Rights
12:30 – 2:00 PM Lunch break
2:00 – 6:00 PM Current struggles to protect our Sacred Places:! Mt. Tenabo
(Western Shoshone), Medicine Lake (Northern California), San
Francisco Peaks & Black Mesa (Arizona), Shell Mounds (Bay Area)
& others!
6:00 – 7:30 PM Dinner break (dinner provided for participants)

For more information contact: Morningstar Gali, IITC
San Francisco office: (415) 641-4482 or
morningstar [at]
Added to the calendar on Thu, Feb 19, 2009 12:55PM

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Please note room change and attached map. Registration is not required and the all day program is free of charge.

San Francisco State University
San Francisco California
Saturday March 7th, 2009

Morning and afternoon sessions will be held in the Richard Oakes Room Multicultural Center, Cesar Chavez Student Center (Terrace Level)

Evening program will be in Rosa Parks Conference Rooms A-C, Cesar Chavez Student Center (Lower conference level)

Address: 1650 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, California 94132

Program Agenda
9:00 - 9:30am
Opening prayer (Welcoming Remarks
§ Andrea Carmen, IITC Executive Director
§ Morning Star Gali, IITC Community Liaison Coordinator
§ Introduction of participants
9:30 – 10:10
Andrea Carmen, Executive Director, IITC: Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples at the UN and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
10:10 – 10:30
Questions and discussion
10:30 – 10:40
10:40 - 11:15
Alberto Saldamando, IITC General Counsel: The United Nations structure and using the UN to defend human rights

11:15 - 11:45

Julie Cavanaugh-Bill and Carrie Dann: Using the UN Committee on Elimination of Racial Discrimination to defend the rights of the Western Shoshone
11:45 – 12:00 noon
Questions and discussion
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Lunch on your own
1:30 - 3:00 pm
Panel and Roundtable: Current struggles to defend sacred sites and cultural rights: threats, successes and current strategies, from the local to the international levels: Radley Davis, Mark Lebeau, Manny Pino, Carrie Dann and Corrina Gould
Moderator: Morningstar Gali
3:30 – 3:45
3:45 - 5:00 pm

Open discussion: How can we work together and use Human Rights to address Sacred sites Violations and other Situations Facing Indigenous Peoples? How can we support these struggles?
Moderator: Morningstar Gali
5:00 - 5:30
Closing remarks, Alberto Saldamando, Manny Pino, Andrea Carmen, Radley Davis and all

5:30 – 7:00 pm
Dinner provided for all participants
7:00 – 7:15
Evening Program opening, All Nations Drum, and invocation
7:15 – 7:30
Introduction of Honoring on behalf of IITC, Andrea Carmen
7:30 – 7:45
Honoring Human Rights Defenders Presentations, Radley Davis, IITC Board member, Pit River Nation, California
7:45 – 9:15

Evening Keynote Speakers:

Carrie Dann and Manny Pino

“Human Rights and Sacred Responsibilities, defending the Sacred Places that give us life”

9:15 PM
Closing drum, thanks and adjourn

IITC gives special thanks to our guest presenters, to the co-sponsors of the Department of American Indian Studies, The Cultural Conservancy and the Ethnic Studies Student Resource and Empowerment Center, to the SKINS organization and San Francisco State University, the Lannan Foundation, AFSC, Bay and Paul Foundation, Stanford American Indian Organization, NASO-SKIP IT of CCSF, and all others who’s support made this event possible

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