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|Water, Land & Cultural Survival: Ongoing Indigenous Struggles in California|
|Date||Saturday August 02|
|Time||6:30 PM - 9:30 PM|
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3030B 16th St., at Mission
Speakers and short films about ongoing Chochenyo Ohlone and Winnemem Wintu struggles.
$5-$20 donation requested at the door. No one turned away for lack of funds.
There will be refreshments available and some items for sale. All money raised will go towards supporting upcoming Winnemem Wintu ceremony.
From the perspective of the Indigenous women involved, this film chronicles the struggle to defend sacred places threatened by development in the SF Bay Area and looks at a new approach to reclaiming land.
Co-organizer of Indian People Organizing for Change.
Standing on Sacred Ground: Pilgrims and Tourists
A highly-acclaimed and visually breathtaking film about the spiritual survival of the Winnemem Wintu in the face of a government megaproject. In the film, Winnemem Wintu chief Caleen Sisk compares their struggle against the dam raise to “[how] Catholics would feel if it was decided that flooding the Sistine Chapel was a good public works project.”
Chief Caleen Sisk
Caleen Sisk is at the forefront of the tribe’s efforts to restore wild salmon, protect natural water systems, and stop disastrous projects such as the Delta Twin Tunnels and the Shasta Dam Raise that threatens to bury vital Winnemem ceremonial sites beneath Shasta Lake.
With Special Guest:
Visiting from across the Pacific, Hawane Rios is a songwriter and cultural practicitioner speaking and singing about Mauna Kea, a sacred mountain on the island of Hawai’i threatened by an 18-story telescope complex.
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the space hosting the event is up two flights of stairs!