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This is from Jessica Koski of KBIC, who attends Yale University and has been a longtime warrior in the fight to protect sacred Eagle Rock and the Yellow Dog Plains.
It announces a new group and events for National Sacred Places Prayer Day involving Eagle Rock:
on Saturday, June 19, 2010 in two northern Michigan cities - Marquette and at the KBIC Powwow Grounds in Baraga.
National Sacred Places Prayer Day: Honoring our Water
June 19, 2010
Little Presque Isle Point
Community Potluck Picnic and Gathering
Baraga Powwow Grounds Pavilion
Please join us on Saturday, June 19, 2010 for a day of prayer to protect Native American sacred places.
We will gather at sunrise at Little Presque Isle Point on the shores of Lake Superior to pray for threatened sacred places and to honor the sacredness of the water and Mother Earth.
Eagle Rock, a sacred place to Anishinaabe people, is currently threatened as the proposed mine portal for the Rio Tinto/Kennecott Eagle Mine on the Yellow Dog Plains.
Our fresh groundwater, waterways and Lake Superior are threatened by the Eagle Mine and increasing sulfide and uranium mining interests throughout the Great Lakes region.
Native and non-Native people nationwide will gather at this time for Solstice ceremonies and to honor sacred places, with a special emphasis on the need for Congress to build a door to the courts for Native nations to protect our traditional churches.
We ask that all women who wish to participate wear a skirt in order to honor our traditional way. Women are also welcome to bring blue prayer ties and blue shawls for the water.
A community potluck picnic and gathering in honor of National Sacred Places Prayer Day will follow at the Powwow Grounds Pavilion in Baraga, MI at 12 noon.
Please join to show your support, ask questions and learn how you can help be a part of the movement to protect our sacred places, water and way of life for future generations.
Directions to Little Presque Isle Point:
From Marquette, Michigan, take 550 North towards Big Bay.
Turn right at the Blue Flag for Little Presque Isle Point.
Directions to Baraga Powwow Grounds Pavilion:
From L'Anse, Michigan take US 41 North towards Houghton.
Turn right at the Powwow Grounds sign.
Turn left at the red building and follow the road to the first pavilion.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-550-0124 if any questions.
Hosted by the Stand for the Land and Oshki Ogitchidaawin Aki (New Warriors for the Earth or NWE) which is a new Native/non-Native environmental organization grounded in Anishinaabe traditions with a mission to educate and empower our communities to take action on mining and other social-ecological issues facing our communities.This is from Jessica Koski of KBIC, who attends Yale University and has been a... more