National Day of Prayer for the Protection of Native American Sacred Places
Categories: Religious Freedom/Sacred Sites/Repatriation
Native American Rights Fund
1506 Broadway Boulder CO
Thursday, June 21, 2018 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 and spiritual leaders as well as NARF attorneys involved in sacred places work. Speakers will be followed by a moment of silence in honor of the many sacred places that are being threatened, damaged, and destroyed today. The program will last about one hour and will be followed by a potluck breakfast. We ask you to please bring 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, the Native American Rights Fund has long advocated for sacred site protection, religious freedom efforts, and cultural rights. NARF has expanded its efforts to protect sacred places, lands that are sacred and precious to Native Americans, such as Bears Ears National Monument. Morning Star Institute President Suzan Shown Harjo (Cheyenne and Hodulgee Muscogee), NARF’s partner on this issue and 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.