National Day of Prayer for the Protection of Native American Sacred Places
Native American Rights Fund
1506 Broadway Boulder CO
Friday, June 21, 2019 at 7:00 am
Please show your support for the protection of sacred places and join us for a sunrise ceremony that will be held June 21 at 7:00 am, on the front lawn of the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) in Boulder, Colorado.
Speakers will include Native elders, spiritual leaders, and NARF attorneys involved in sacred places work. The program will last about one hour and will be followed by a breakfast potluck. Please bring healthy food and/or beverages to share at the completion of the program. Sharing of nourishment together is part of the ceremony.
As part of its mission, NARF has long advocated for sacred site protection, religious freedom efforts, and cultural survival. This includes our efforts in cases where we protect places that are sacred to Native Americans and Alaska Natives such as NARF’s current effort to protect Rosebud Sioux and Fort Belknap Indian Community’s lands and cultural resources from the destruction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Morning Star Institute President Suzan Shown Harjo (Cheyenne and Hodulgee Muscogee), a national leader in the protection of sacred places, explains, “Native and non-Native people gather at the Solstice time for ceremonies and events to honor sacred places, and to show support for protecting them. Observances are necessary because Native Peoples are engaged in myriad struggles with developers that endanger or destroy Native sacred places.”
If you have any questions, please contact Katrina Mora at (303) 447-8760.