Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Shellmound Peace Walk Nov. 2010

Sacred Site/Shellmound Peace Walk
Sponsored by
Indian People Organizing for Change,(IPOC),Shellmound Peace Walkers, SSP&RIT and Foot Prints for Peace
November 17-26, 2010

Beginning in San Jose,CA traveling through the Bay Area to Sogorea-Te` Shellmound -Glen Cove Vallejo, ending at the Emeryville Huchiun Shellmound (Bay Street Mall)

IPOC Shellmound Peace Walkers along with SSP&RIT and Foot Prints for Peace invites all to join in a journey of walk and prayer to remember our ancestors that lived on this land for thousands of years. The walk will be led by traditional Native American leaders and Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist. We will walk and pray with our ancestors in areas where shellmounds and sacred sites have been desecrated by development and celebrate the return of our ancestors due to the NAGPRA law recent changes.

For More information contact:
Corrina Gould at 510-575-8408
Johnella LaRose at 510-743-7373
or email at, or check our website at

Foot Prints for Peace is a non-profit, all donations are appreciated and tax-deductible

No Alcohol or Drugs
This is a Citizens Assembly
Date: Leave:

Nov 17 Alviso to Mission San Jose

Nov 18 Mission San Jose to Coyote Hills and Union City

Nov 19 Union City to Hayward and San Leandro

Nov 20 Alameda to Oakland to Berkeley Shellmound

Nov 21 Berkeley Shellmound to UCB /Evening at Thangs Taken – La Pena

Nov 22 Berkeley to Albany Hill to El Cerrito to Point Molate

Nov 23 Point Richmond to Vallejo
Nov 24 Vallejo to Sogorea-te` Shellmound-Glen Cove
Nov 25 East Petlunuc-

Nov 26 Huchiun Shellmound - Emeryville

Fri, Nov 19, 12-9 pm, Event and opening for “We Are Still Here” :
Running Dates: November 19 − December 18, 2010
Exhibit Opening and Reception: Friday, November 19, 2010

In 2009, a group of SFSU students, in collaboration with native leaders, faculty from San Francisco State University and students from California State University East Bay conducted interviews of historians, native scholars and activists and documented the 40th anniversary of the historic 19 month American Indian occupation of Alcatraz Island. The multi-media exhibit contains photographs, an audio landscape, a collage of contemporary and archival footage; and original art.

12:00 p.m. Art Gallery
Exhibit opens with a blessing by Ann Marie Sayers (Mutsun Ohlone), honor song by Dr. John-Carlos Perea (Mescalero Apache) special guests and student exhibitors
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Jack Adams Hall
Richard Oakes Celebration with special guests, panel discussion and cultural performances
6:00 p.m. Jack Adams Hall
Cultural program, MC L. Frank Manriquez (Tongva/Ajachmem), Morning Star Gali (Achumawi band of the Pit River Nation) International Indian Treaty Council with Pomo Dancers, Jeremy Goodfeather (Mohawk), and Ras K’dee (Afro/Pomo) of SNAG Magazine, Hoop Dancer Eddie Madril (Yaqui) and All Nations Drum.
7:30 p.m. Jack Adams Hall
Film program Alcatraz is Not an Island presented by James Fortier (Metis/Ojibwe) – a benefit for Fawn and Elijah Oakes (Kashia Pomo and Mohawk)

Sponsors & Supporters:
Center for Sustainable Communities;
Cesar Chavez Institute, SFSU;
Department of American Indian Studies, SFSU;
Department of Ethnic Studies, CSU East Bay;
International Indian Treaty Council;
Richard Oakes Multi-Cultural Center;
The Cultural Conservancy;
and private donors.
Photograph by: Salvador Sanchez-Strawbridge
For more information contact:
Phil Klasky:
(415) 338-6806

November 22-26, AIM-WEST hosts AIM 42 anniversary in San Francisco

Hosted by AIM West:
42nd Anniversary of AIM
West Coast Conference
November 22nd – 26th

Webcast by: www.earthcycles.netMonday, November 22nd 10:00AM – 6:00PM
San Francisco City College, Mission Campus 1125 Valencia Street *
10:00am Welcoming Ceremony
Introduction; and theme, Climate Change, Land and Self-Determination. Special Guests speakers: Clyde Bellecourt and Yvonne Swann.
10:30am Press Conference – Light Breakfast
11:00am Panel on regional reports; and state of the nation.
12:00pm Lunch (provided by H.O.M.E.Y.) Short film on AIM.
1:00pm Panel on Treaties and Agreements
Ratified and unratified; Federally Recognized, Unrecognized/Disenrollment
2:45pm Break
3:00pm Panel on Health issues,
Diabetes, obesity; (Film ) “Food Security and Sustainability” and MLPA
5:00pm Panel Status on Implementation of “UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples”
Solidarity with International relationships & UN activities
*location subject to change check website:
Tuesday, November 23rd, 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Again at Mission Campus 1125 Valencia Street*
10:15am Panel on freedom of religion, sacred sites, Bloody Island, NAGPRA
Mineral Resources and Mining Extraction-Mother Earth under attack
12:00pm Lunch. Film: “Poison Wind”
1:20pm Panel on migration/immigration and border issues
Prisoner rights and strategy for Leonard Peltier’ Executive Clemency
2:45pm Break
3:00pm AIM women support network
Leadership and panel discussion led by Yvonne Swan and with Corine Fairbanks; General discussion, open for comments
4:00pm Providing basic support
Building AIM chapters/affiliates/defining role of support groups
5:00pm Discussion on & revisit position on electoral, registration and voting process.
Wednesday, November 24th, 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Bahai Center, 170 Valencia, SF (near 16th BART Station*
10:00am Preparations
Volunteers for turkey dinner are welcome, cooked turkeys being prepared, arrangement of kitchen
Beginning of a special program. “”The Eagle invites the Condor”. With 2012 Mayan prophesy and solidarity speaker. Special invited guest Clyde Bellecourt, National Speaker , and drummers and singers, with dance & musical performances.
1:45pm “Unthanksgiving” Potluck dinner & Film “Reclaiming Their Voices: The Native American Vote in New Mexico & Beyond” Plus Q&A
5:00pm Panel on cultural and spiritual and youth development. Institutional racism and mascots.

International Indian Treaty Council and
American Indian Contemporary Arts present:

Indigenous Peoples Thanksgiving

Annual Sunrise Gathering on Alcatraz Island
November 25th 2010

“Giving Thanks to the Creator and Mother Earth for our Survival
and Spirit of Resistance; Dedicated to our Ancestors, Sacred Places and Future Generations”

With guest speakers, Drummers, Aztec and Pomo Dancers, Maori Haka, Jeremy Goodfeather and other special presenters;
MC Lakota Harden

Boats depart from Fisherman╩╝s Wharf, Pier #33, San Francisco
Tickets: $14 adult, children under 5 free. Ticket booth opens at 4:15 a.m., Boats begin departure from Pier 33 at 4:45 and continue thereafter every 15 minutes until 6:00 AM All return by 9 a.m. Wheel chair accessible and all are welcome to attend.
Purchase advance tickets at

or call (415) 981-7625.

This event will be broadcast live on 94.1 FM KPFA (and from 6-8 AM.
Please respect that NO SALES WILL BE PERMITTED on the Island or the Alcatraz Cruises dock and parking lot.

For more information contact IITC Information office at 415-641-4482 or email

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Everyone Seem to Believe that aim Took Over Alcatraz. What a JOKE. And There Little Paper Organization the IITC, which was Founded In Standing Rock South Dakota in 1974, Year's After the Occupation of Alcatraz Had ALREADY ENDED, Is The Organization That Hosts The Alcatraz Festivity's Every Year. . . WTF!

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