Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Indigenous Alliance without Borders Gathering Aug. 29, 2009

ALIANAZA INDIGENA SIN FRONTERAS GATHERING

"REMEMBER! A GATHERING OF RELATIVES, FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS"
- SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2009 -
SANTA ROSA LIBRARY - 1075 S. 10TH AVENUE
Tucson, AZ
10AM TO 5PM
Photo: Jose Matus at gathering of Indigenous Alliance without Borders. Photo Brenda Norrell
"May the Grandfather give you the Alianza Indigena's Board of Directors, volunteers, Student Interns, friend and supporters many blessing in this new Fiscal Year July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010 as people of conscience. May you continue to be the dreamers of this life, continue to be the persons who imagine new possibilities, who long for what others cannot perceive, and say in your minds" why not!" May the Grandfather defend all of you from ridicule and harsh criticism, from self-doubt and lack of faith in your dreams, and give you a strong spirit to prevent you from giving up and put forth a determined effort to make improvements, and never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed people can change the World."
Agenda
1. Introduction & Welcome
Purpose of Gathering: Update members and attendees on Alianza Indigena Activities
Board Organizational Structure and Responsibilities
Don't Respond, Strategize
Goals: The Alianza Indigena Sin Fronteras, board of director, relatives, friends and supporters come together in unity to support Indigenous Rights - Rights of mobility and passage to cross U.S./Mexico/Canadian nation state borders. To this end
Alianza Indigena Advocates the following rights of Indigenous Peoples.
"The Alianza Indigena's Position is to promote respect, protection and preservation for all Indigenous People's sovereignty, languages, lands, culture, resources and rights."
To this end the Alianza Indigena advocates the following rights of Indigenous Peoples:
Unimpeded right to cross the borders: For ceremonial and other spiritual practices, with cultural, educational, informational, diplomatic and political exchanges - with bodies of deceased relatives - for gatherings - with sacred items not subject to search and seizure - with arts, crafts and trade goods and lastly to provide assistance to and cooperation with people in need.

Alianza Indigena Sin Fronteras opposes the militarization of nation-state borders and especially opposes the occupation of the Indigenous Southern Borderlands and First Nations territories.

2. Alianza Indigena Report
Project Activities
Project Funding Report & Proposals to potential funding sources
Communication Equipment Purchase
Alianza Indigena Brochure
Guadalupe Yaqui Community Group Request to join Alianza Indigena

3. Alianza Indigena Co-sponsor of Yaqui Language Classes at Loreto Matus Cultural Center – with Maria Molina as Instructor

4. Talking Circle - a time and space for sharing collaborative works &
dreaming up new ones.

ALIANZA INDIGENA GATHERING - SATURDAY, August 29, 2009 - TUCSON, AZ
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT - JOSE MATUS -520-979-2125
JOIN US! May Your Faith Move Any Mountains That Stand In Your Way And May Your Heart Be Awake And Open.

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