" . . . I would like to say that according to the Mayan calendar the 21 of December is the end of the non-time and the beginning of time. It is the end of the Macha and the beginning of the Pacha, the end of selfishness and the beginning of brotherhood, it is the end of individualism and the beginning of collectivism 21 of December this year. The scientists know very well that this marks the end of an anthropocentric life and the beginning of a bio-centric life. It is the end of hatred and the beginning of love, the end of lies and beginning of truth. It is the end of sadness and the beginning of happiness, it is the end of division and the beginning of unity, and this is a theme to be developed. That is why we invite all of you, those of you who bet on mankind, we invite those who want to share their experiences for the benefit of mankind."
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In Solidarity! Idle No More! Sacramento Represent!
(Flash Mob Round Dance)
Friday, December 28, 2012
West Steps, State Capitol at 12:00 Noon (sharp)
1315 10th Street, Sacramento, California 95814-5506
We realize there are two events planned in the area, Friday at 12:00 noon on the West steps of the State Capitol and Saturday, in front of Nordstrom's at 2pm!
Lots to do in Sac-town! Stay the night and be sure to make both events! C'mon Sacramento! Let's do this! Spread the word!
Here's the spot to get more on the event:
And you can scroll through the posts here to get an idea on the growth of this movement:
I have attached the Call to Conference for the 36th Annual California Conference on American Indian Education. This year the conference is being held in Santa Barbara.
Please forward to all interested parties. If you need more information please let me know.
On December 5, 2012, the White House will host representatives invited from each federally recognized tribe at the 2012 White House Tribal Nations Conference in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, December 5, 2012, from 9:00am to 3:30pm. The Conference will be held at the Department of the Interior’s Sidney R. Yates Auditorium. For more details, please see the below frequently asked questions.
Each federally recognized tribe is invited to designate one representative to attend the Conference. If you have not already done so, please register by 10 p.m. EST on Thursday, November 29, 2012 athttp://www.whitehouse.gov//webform/2012-tribal-nations-conference. Following the registration deadline, you will receive a confirmation and further instructions.
We hope to see you at the 2012 White House Tribal Nations Conference.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Where will the 2012 Tribal Nations Conference be held?
A: The Conference will be held at the Department of the Interior, with the opening session in the Sidney R. Yates Auditorium and breakout sessions in ancillary meeting rooms.
Q: Why isn’t the conference being held at the White House?
A: We are inviting all 566 federally recognized tribes to send a representative to the Conference, and we needed a location that would ensure we had enough space. The Department of the Interior has graciously offered its main auditorium to use for this important event.
Q: Will the President speak at the conference? Will he interact with the tribal leaders?
A: The President is expected to deliver remarks.
Q: Can Tribal Organizations send a representative to the conference?
A: The purpose of the conference is to further strengthen the government to government relationship between federally recognized tribes and the Obama Administration. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate organizations at the event.
Q: Can I bring more than one representative?
A: Regretfully, due to space constraints we can only accommodate one representative from each tribe.
Q: Our tribal chairman cannot attend; may we send another elected representative from our tribe?
A. Yes, however only one person per tribe may participate in the Tribal Nations Conference. Tribal leaders who cannot attend any of the events must approve another member of the tribe to represent the tribe on the tribal leader’s behalf. Any requests for exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Q: Does the White House provide for travel or accommodations?
A: No. The White House is unable provide travel or hotel accommodations.
Q: Is there a host or preferred hotel?
A: No, but local tribal organizations may be able to assist with lodging recommendations.
Q: Can I get a White House tour?
A: If you are interested in a White House tour, please write us at IndianCountry@who.eop.govwith your preferred dates for a tour. Please keep in mind that space is limited and we may not be able to accommodate all requests.
Q: Can I register via phone?
A: No, please register here or send a fax to (202) 456-1647 with the name, title, tribe phone number and e-mail address of your tribe’s representative, confirmation will be made by email.
Q: I am a member of the press, can I cover the conference?
A: Please call Shin Inouye at (202) 456-6238 or email Media_affairs@who.eop.gov.
Q: May our tribal delegation meet separately with the President while we are there?
A: Regretfully, due to the volume of inquiries and the time constraints of the President’s schedule, we are unable to consider any meeting requests with the President.
Q: May our tribe present the President with a gift?
A: We understand some tribal leaders may be interested in bringing a gift for the President. We appreciate the generosity, but gifts are not expected nor encouraged. For those who do bring gifts, they will have to be submitted on site through the White House Gift Office. Please note that a gift registration form will need to be completed for each gift before entering the conference venue and gifts will not be accepted without a form attached. The gift registration forms will be provided to you in the morning. Due to security restrictions, gifts will not be permitted in the auditorium, and must be presented to the White House Gift Office staff prior to entering the building. There will not be an opportunity to present gifts directly to the President. If you are planning to bring a gift, please allow for extra time for this process prior to entering the conference.
For any additional questions, please contact us at IndianCountry@who.eop.gov
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Grassroots Organizing Efforts to Raise Community Awareness and Increase Native Women’s SafetyWednesday, October 24, 20121:00 PM - 2:30 PM MDTThis webinar will focus on creating safer communities for Native women and their children through grassroots organizing efforts. Our goal is to increase community members’ understanding of domestic violence and engage them to get involved, reach out to others and become part of the groundswell to restore tribal sovereignty and increase Native women’s safety.
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The Family Violence Prevention and Services Program in the Family and Youth Services Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services is pleased to share two new online resources designed to help those serving families impacted by domestic violence to thoughtfully contribute to and learn from broader conversations related to evidence-informed practice.
Promising Futures: Best Practices for Serving Children, Youth, and Parents Experiencing Domestic Violence is a new website developed by Futures Without Violence, formerly Family Violence Prevention Fund and is designed to help domestic violence advocates enhance their programming for children and their abused parents. If you are just starting to think about how your program’s policies could better reflect an equal commitment to domestic violence survivors and children, or you have been delivering holistic services for all family members for years, this website has information and tools that can help you advance your practice.
The DV EVIDENCE PROJECT is designed to assist state coalitions, local domestic violence programs, researchers, and other allied individuals and organizations better respond to the growing emphasis on identifying and integrating evidence-based practice into their work. The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) has developed a DV Evidence online resource center which houses a comprehensive evidence review of domestic violence core services, programs and innovative practices. TA and training tools will be developed in parallel to enhance the domestic violence field’s capacity to thoughtfully and responsibly review and/or translate evidence-based practices and practice-based evidence into their work.
National Indigenous Women's Resource Center