Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

August 15, 2012

Protect the Peaks Agenda Aug. 18, 2012

Teach-in for Protection of the San Francisco Peaks Agenda
Saturday, August 18, 2012 – Noon-6 pm
Native American Cultural Center N.A.U.
Flagstaff, Arizona
ONGOING: Youth Caucus in Lobby

By Protect the Peaks
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12:15 PM – Greeting and Prayer (Gathering Room)
12:30 PM – Plenary Panel Discussion: The Historic and Contemporary Struggle to Protect the Peaks (Gathering Room) 1hr
Robert Lomadafki – Applied Indigenous Studies
Mary Sojourner – Author, Activist, Teacher
Kyle Boggs – Journalist
1:35 PM – Endocrine Disruption in Wildlife from Environmental Chemical Exposure:
Implications for Wildlife and Human Health
(Gathering Room) 1hr
Dr. Cathy Propper – Professor of Environmental Endocrinology in the Department of Biological Sciences at NAU
Dr. Propper will provide a brief explanation of the endocrine
system, explain the types of environmental chemicals that can affect the
regulation of endocrine function, and describe some of the implications of endocrine
disruption in both wildlife and human populations.
2:40PM – 3:40PM – Discussion: Protecting Water (Pattea Conference Room)
Presenters: TBA
3:45 – 4:15 PM – Food
4:15PM – 5:45 PM – Plenary: “Protect Sacred Sites, Defend Human Rights” (Gathering Room).
From legal battles, listening sessions, policy issues, to the United Nations, this panel will address strategies and challenges in efforts to protect sacred sites.
Howard Shanker – Attorney for Navajo Nation, the Yavapai-Apache Nation, the White Mountain Apache Tribe, the Havasupai Tribe, the Sierra Club, the Center for Biological Diversity, and the Save the Peaks Coalition among others.
Dr. Anthony Lee, Sr. – President/CEO Dine Hataalii Association, Inc.
Alberto Saldamando – Indigenous Environmental Network
Carletta Tilousi – Havasupai Traditionalist
Leonard Gorman – Office of the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission
Rodney L. Tahe – Office of the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission
5:45 PM – Youth Caucus Closing Presentation
1:35PM – 2:35 PM – Action Part 1 (Pattea Conference Room)
New Ndn Activism, Old Culture-Based Resistance
Facilitated by: Haastin Hweyaanii
Peaks Action Film
Facilitated by: Louise Benally
2:40 PM – Action Part 2 (Gathering Room) 1hr.
Messaging Through Direction Action
Facilitated by: Jezz Putnam – Stronghodz Media
Many forms of Direct Action have been taken to help protect the Peaks. We will take a look at actions from the past and present years that illuminate the rich resistance to Snowbowls development. As a group we will break-down the tactic and tools used in each action, read the communiques and statements of the actions, discuss the perceived audience and finally point out the goal of the actions.

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