NATIVE ECOSYMPOSIUM / FIRST NATIONS DAY 2008

 
RED EARTH DESCENDANTS presents

FIRST NATIONS DAY/NATIVE ECOSYMPOSIUM

September 20/21, Noon to evening each day
Beginning with a Women's Circle 10 a.m. Saturday
Briscoe ArtWing
265 N. Main, Ashland, Oregon

SALMON IN THE KLAMATH AND TRINITY RIVERS

In honor of our third annual First Nations Day and Native EcoSymposium, Red Earth Descendants invites the community to share a weekend committed to the issue of SALMON SURVIVAL along the Klamath and Trinity Rivers. In accordance to the vision and commitment R.E.D. has to make positive and healing relations with the indigenous peoples of this region--the Karuk, Hupa, Yurok, Takelma, Shasta, Klamath, Calapooya, Modoc and Yahooskin Tribes--we understand the survival of salmon in their homelands is a CORE CULTURAL ISSUE of survival for the Indigenous People. We intend to let this be our platform for education and discussion at our EcoSymposium this year. We've asked some of these tribal connections to take the lead on the subject matter. Also a core commitment for R.E.D. is the honoring of youth and elder projects. It was the Native American Student Union (NASU) youth from Southern Oregon University who inspired this subject matter to gain attention in our group as a small contingency of Karuk/Hupa/Yurok/Klamath students have worked as activists on the salmon crisis most of their lives and want to participate in the EcoSymposium, bringing the community their perspective as Native youth, holding on to the survival of their way of life--with salmon being at the center of their existence.

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