The Northern California Indian Development Council is pleased to host the 28th annual Elders Dinner to be held from starting at noon on November 14, 2009 at Redwood Acres in Eureka, CA.  The event also features an Inter-Tribal Gathering with California Tribal dances performances throughout the day. There is no charge for entrance to the Gathering. The dinner is free to all Elders (Age 55 & Over).  Community support is being sought this year to ensure the success of this gathering. Volunteers are needed to help serve and prepare approximately 1500 meals and to provide assistance in set up, hosting and clean up before and after the Gathering.  We are looking to collaborate with existing groups/clubs. Working with pre-established groups better enables proper communication and fun for all. Individuals are always welcome! For more information, to donate or volunteer, please contact Lou Moerner (707) 445-8451 ext. 27, or visit

Human Rights Day (event)

Embrace diversity, end discrimination

Human Rights Day 2009 on 10 December will focus on non-discrimination. The High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, will mark the occasion in South Africa.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights established 60 years ago that “all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights”. Yet today, the fight against discrimination remains a daily struggle for millions around the globe.

Everyone of us can make a difference. We encourage you to mark Human Rights Day 2009 by advocating non-discrimination, organizing activities, raising awareness and reaching out to your local communities on 10 December and throughout 2010.

Find out more from a special Human Rights Day webpage of the OHCHR website. We will provide you with statements of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General on Human Rights Day 2009 closer to December 10.

We count on your support and participation to make this year’s focus on non-discrimination a success.

For any queries, please write to

Human Rights Day webpage:

Indigenous Peoples' Day (event)

CELEBRATE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES' DAY!  12th Annual Papal Bulls Burning

(This year's event is dedicated to the life of Kanaka Maoli warrior James Naiokala Nakapa'ahu)

In solidarity with indigenous peoples around the world, please join
us for the annual Indigenous Peoples' Day, Papal Bulls Burning ceremony
in Honolulu on Monday, October 12, 5:00 pm, in front of the Roman Catholic
Diocese of Honolulu, 1184 Bishop St. (at the top of Fort Street Mall).

Indigenous peoples and supporters elsewhere are encouraged to organize
a small ceremonial event and symbolically burn or tear-up copies of the
May 4, 1493 papal bull "Inter Caetera" in demonstration against "Columbus
Day," or "Discoverer's Day" as it's known as here in Hawai'i. The document
can be downloaded from our website at: