November Gathering Details
As advised by the Colorado Plateau Intertribal Conversations gathering members, the Indigenous Peoples’ Gathering will consist of four tracks of interest. Each track will host hands-on activities within the local pueblo community, local pueblo farms, and breakout discussion at the host resort. This gathering will also include four full days of information booths, educational movie nights, seed exchanges, and a community run in honor of the Paatuquatsi Run (Water is Life), founded by one of our gathering mMembers Bucky Preston.
- Track 1 will highlight projects and initiatives surrounding traditional ecological knowledge, including intertribal agricultural knowledge and sharing.
- Track 2 will include cultural revitalization efforts, as well as programs and projects that are addressing indigenous language initiatives.
- Track 3 will include discussions and workshops relating to indigenous water knowledge and ways to protect and care for our sacred waters. This track will include healing—healing ourselves, our communities, and Mother Earth.
- Track 4 will incorporate workshops on mitigating climate change. This track will include discussions on the protection of sacred sites.
The Indigenous Peoples’ Gathering will have keynote and guest speakers from around the world. Each keynote address will cover a range of topics each day based on the four areas of interest: water, health, language & culture, and sacred sites.
Registration is managed by our host, the Grand Canyon Trust, for payment processing and confirmation.
Indigenous Peoples' Gathering for Healthy Communities, Culture, and Climate
November 6–9, 2016
Pueblo of Pojoaque
Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino