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Standing on Sacred Ground: Santa Cruz premiere w/ Chief Caleen Sisk
Date Friday August 01
Time 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Resource Center for Nonviolence
612 Ocean St, Santa Cruz
Event Type Screening
“This is not a recreational area for us. This is a lifeway.” —Caleen Sisk, Winnemem Wintu


◆ Standing on Sacred Ground: Pilgrims & Tourists
The Santa Cruz premier of this breathtakingly filmed, highly acclaimed feature documentary following the Winnemem Wintu of northern California and indigenous culture-bearers of the Altai Republic in Russia, who find common ground resisting government megaprojects that threaten their sacred places and cultural survival.


◆ Chief Caleen Sisk, Winnemem Wintu Tribe
Along the McCloud River watershed in California, the Winnemem Wintu tribe carry forth their traditions, ceremonies, and cultural responsibilities. 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.

◆ Hāwane Rios, Mauna Kea defender
Hawaiian songwriter, activist and cultural practitioner Hāwane Rios, visiting from across the Pacific, will share her journey—through chant, song and story—of protecting the sacred mountain on the island of Hawai’i called Mauna Kea, currently threatened by a proposed 18-story high telescope development.

Friday, August 1st
Doors @ 6:30pm / Starts @ 7:00pm
Resource Center for Nonviolence
✧ 612 Ocean St, Santa Cruz ✧
Sliding Scale: $5-$20 — Nobody turned away
A fundraiser for the Winnemem Wintu Tribe
Hosted by Santa Cruz Indigenous Solidarity
Santa Cruz is Awaswas Ohlone territory

"Let's become more aware, more knowledgable. Let's not be swayed by money or promises. Let's do what is right for our mountain, and our people, and our children. Let's do what is right and say No, not this time. We have made too many concessions. Too many compromises. This time, we speak for the mountain, and the mountain says No."

—Pua Case, speaking of Mauna Kea in Hawai'i
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Jul 23rd, 2014 3:42 PM

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