- 6:30pm until 10:00pm
* Kat Keediniihii (Diné) *
Growing up at Big Mountain, Kat was raised with Diné traditions by her family in the midst of a struggle for cultural survival. She is currently living in Salinas with her four sons and is known as a humble, hard-working woman who is always there for the people.
* Corrina Gould (Chochenyo/Karkin Ohlone) *
Corrina Gould is a community organizer and educator in Oakland who works every day to honor her ancestors. For over a decade she has been on the front lines of Ohlone efforts to protect sacred sites.
Speakers will be followed by a set of acoustic music by local artists:
Pale Robin, Gembrokers, Scott Ferreter and secret guests!
* Black Mesa Support Slideshow
* Desserts and food
Admission is $5-20, no one turned away.
This is a benefit for Black Mesa families resisting relocation.
“Our life is our religion, and our religion is the land.”
Thomas Katenay, Diné
“What I say about this development that happens all over the Bay Area, is that it’s a cultural genocide. They’re trying to wipe us out, in a different kind of a way.”
Corrina Gould, Ohlone
In Northeastern Arizona, traditional Diné (Navajo) elders and families at Black Mesa are continuing a decades-long resistance to coal strip-mining and forced relocation from their sacred ancestral lands.
In the Monterey and SF Bay Areas, Ohlone people continue to fight for cultural survival and the protection of their sacred places and burial grounds. “Un-recognized” by the federal government, the Ohlones have no land-base and live day to day within a settler society that is largely ignorant of their continued existence.
Friday, November 9th
@ the Resource Center for Nonviolence
612 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA
BLACK MESA INDIGENOUS SUPPORT, SANTA CRUZ
Thursday, November 1, 2012
BLACK MESA 2012: Ohlone Elder Corinna Gould Speaking on November 9 at RCNV
A Public Event ·