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Northwest Winter Talk

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February 1-2 , 2019
Friday Night: 5-9:30pm
Saturday: 8:45am-2:30pm

Location:  Heritage University, 3240 Fort Rd, Toppenish, WA 98948
Housing:  Legends Hotel, 580 Fort Rd, Toppenish, WA 98948
Group Code (for reservation): 1821 (or “JustLiving Farms” works as well)
Registration Fee:            $20

Winter Talk is a two-day conversation on the Christian Doctrine of Discovery (DOD) and its influence on Christian theology and polity, with an emphasis on the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (DOC) relationship with Indigenous tribes and peoples. Hosted by the Northwest and Montana Regions of the DOC and Yakama Christian Mission, Winter Talk is dedicated to furthering the conversation on the Christian Doctrine of Discovery and its dismantling

Keynote Speaker:  Sarah Augustine
Sarah Augustine is the executive director of the Dispute Resolution Center of Yakima and Kittitas Counties. She is also adjunct professor of sociology at Heritage University. Sarah is the co-founder of Suriname Indigenous Health Fund (SIHF), where she has advocated for Indigenous Peoples whose health and communities are threatened by resource extraction since 2004

 

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Montana Winter Talk

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March 1-2 , 2019
Friday Night: 5-9:30pm
Saturday: 8:45am-2:30pm

Location:  Cane Ridge West, 5133 Cane Ridge Road, Lincoln, MT
Housing:  Cane Ridge West, 5133 Cane Ridge Road, Lincoln, MT
(Motels in Lincoln, MT for those who would rather spend the night in town.)
Registration Fee:            $50  (Includes Housing, Breakfast & Lunch)

Winter Talk is a two-day conversation on the Christian Doctrine of Discovery (DOD) and its influence on Christian theology and polity, with an emphasis on the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (DOC) relationship with Indigenous tribes and peoples. Hosted by the Northwest and Montana Regions of the DOC and Yakama Christian Mission, Winter Talk is dedicated to furthering the conversation on the Christian Doctrine of Discovery and its dismantling

Keynote Speaker: Julie Cajune
Julie Cajune is a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. She holds a bachelor’s in elementary education and a master’s in bilingual education. Julie is the first to teach the Salish language in the Montana Flathead Reservation school system. She was profiled in UTNE Reader as one of “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.”

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Oak Flat Gathering

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February 15-17, 2019  The third annual March to Oak Flat begins on February 4.  This is a three-day march, some run and some walk, to save sacred grounds of the San Carlos Apache people. The march is to protect the Oak Flat region from Resolution Copper, a subsidiary of Rio Tinto, a mining company headquartered in London.  The reason to protect is linked to more than saving sacred land, but to save the water of the region…

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Standing Rock Camp 2019:
Where Learning Another Story can change the World

June 8-15:  Youth and elders (…well, we have enough older-wise folk for this year, but, please, if you are interested, make contact for next year, 2020!) are invited to experience and learn about Indigenous Justice on the Standing Rock Reservation.  Together folk will engage the local landscape and her people.  Together they will help locally where they can, pray, and converse about what the currently know, what the are learning, and who they might become.

There are a limited number of spaces for this gathering.
A few scholarships may be available.

(Watch for an updated link January 1, 2019) Here is a link to the registration form.  (Scroll down to find “Standing Rock”)

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Bears Ears Gathering

Watch for this event!  The Inter-Tribal coalition of the Diné, Ute Mountain, Hopi, Zuni, and Ute are working to bring awareness and support for the Bears Ears National Monument.  This new national monument bumps up against Canyon Lands to the north and includes Arches National Monument to the south (more info at Grand Canyon Trust).  To preserve ancient people’s sites and preserve the landscape, Bears Ears would maintain this scared western land for tomorrow’s children…

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