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Indigenous Environmental Network 12th Annual Conference

What We Do Now Touches the Next Seven Generations
Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN)
April 26th, 2001

When: August 2 - 5, 2001
Where: Penticton, British Columbia, CANADA
Hosted by: En'owkin Centre and the Penticton Indian Band Okanagan Nation

Within the cycle:

  • "Preserving forest health"

  • "Ensuring water quality"

  • "Restoring and Respecting Natural Systems"

  • "Caretakers of Sacred Sites, Medicines and Traditional Foods"

  • "Guarding Endangered Species"

Embracing the cycle:

  • FINDING PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS - The Web of Life

  • RECLAIMING OUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • EMPOWERING OUR COMMUNITIES - Balancing the Colours

Focus:

  • Sustainable Agriculture, Traditional Food Systems and the Right to Food

  • Energy Policies and Indigenous Peoples (oil, hydro, nuclear, gas-methane, coal, renewable)

Other topics: Climate change, persistent organic pollutants, (POPs), pesticides, mining, traditional ecological knowledge, treaty rights - land and water, sustainable forests, organizing skills and more!

This is a traditional gathering with workshops and teachings. No drugs or alcohol allowed. Daycare provided. Bring your own dishes and utensils. No dogs or pets allowed. Limited travel (subsidy) scholarships available to Native grassroots community representatives. A registration donation of $5 will be requested at the gate for adults (children and youth - free)

For more information, contact:

EN'OWKIN CENTRE
RR#2 site 50, comp 8
Penticton, British Columbia, CANADA
V2A 6J7
Tel (250) 493-7181
Fax (250) 493-5302
Email: enowkin@vip.net website: http://ENOWKIN.homestead.com/1.html


Native Youth Environmental Justice Movement Building

Native youth from the 4 Directions - Youth event and workshops

For more information on youth activities, contact:

Heather Milton, Youth Coordinator
Indigenous Environmental Network
P.O. Box 485, Bemidji, MN 56619
Tel. (218) 751 - 4961
Fax. (218) 751 - 0561
Email: ienyouth@hotmail.com
Website: www.ienearth.org