Please join Bioneers Indigeneity this Saturday, April 21 at the San Francisco Civic Center Plaza for the San Francisco Earth Day Festival, where we will be featuring tribal leaders and activists fighting to protect sacred Native American sites on stage at the Redwood Tent from 12:30-2:00 pm. The Redwood Tent is located halfway between McAlister and Grove Streets on the Larkin Street side of the Plaza. You can get directions here.
The Focus of Our Panel is Protecting Sacred Lands and Water
OUR PANEL LINE UP
Alexis Bunten – Our Obligations to Sacred Land and Water
Valentin Lopez – Protect Juristac: No Quarry on Amah Mutsun Sacred Grounds
Isabella Zizi – Protect our Bay: No More Tar Sands Oil in San Francisco
Vanessa Nosie and Carrie Curley – Indigenous Rights and the Fight to Protect Oak Flat
Paloma Flores – Honoring Our Youth: The role of youth in protecting sacred land and water
Standing Rock” was a wake up call for many Americans that the battle to save sacred Native lands and water is also a fight to protect all Americans from the ravages of unbridled development. Native American land-defenders have always been at the front lines to protect their sacred sites. These sacred sites are in the middle of our cities, in our hometowns, and in our national parks.
In this inspiring panel, Native American leaders share their heartbreaking and inspiring campaigns to stop the destruction of sacred sites and waters. Learn about what you can do to help stop an additional 93+ tankers from bringing Tar Sands oil into the San Francisco Bay; prevent the proposed gravel mine at Juristac, near Gilroy; and, protect Oak Flat near Superior, AZ from being destroyed for a copper mine.
These campaigns are happening now, in our shared backyards. These campaigns are not just about upholding Native American religious freedom. They are about our human rights to clean air, healthy ecosystems and water.
See you there!