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
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:
RR#2 site 50, comp 8
Penticton, British Columbia, CANADA
Tel (250) 493-7181
Fax (250) 493-5302
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