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10th ANNIVERSARY UN DECLARATION ON THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

United Nations Headquarters, New York – Today marks the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples by the UN General Assembly in 2007.

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LONGEST WALK 5

“Our mission is to cross this continent on foot; seeking cultural and spiritual solutions to end drug abuse and domestic violence.”
– Dennis Banks

Washington DC: Native Children’s Survival President Robby Romero to make a special appearance at the The Longest Walk 5 (LW5) celebration in Washington DC.

LW5 began its second historic journey across Turtle Island on February 12, 2017. LW5 walked and ran through 13 states, crossed 18 mountain ranges, visited 53 diverse Tribal Nations and communities, and held 100 gatherings throughout Indian Country. LW5 will conclude with a week of advocacy July 10-14 in Washington DC and a celebration at the Lincoln Memorial on July 15, 2017.

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TA’KAIYA BLANEY

Vancouver, BC: Ta’Kaiya Blaney to perform on Mother Earth Day. The Metro Vancouver Collaborative Cascadia Green Building Council is launching Vancouver’s biggest Earth Day event with an evening of entertainment and inspiration entitled “Innovation in Sustainability.”

Speakers include Grand Chief Stewart Phillip.

Mother Earth is inviting and encouraging us to party hearty on her behalf, as if our lives depended on it. Since 2011, Vancouverites have flocked to Commercial Drive for a parade (begins at Commercial and Broadway at 1pm) and festival (Grandview Park 2-5pm).

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SAVING MY TOMORROW

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A MOTHER EARTH DAY SPECIAL

New York, New York: Native Children’s Survival Youth Ambassador Ta’Kaiya Blaney featured in the HBO Special “Saving My Tomorrow”.

This Mother Earth Day Special premiers Saturday, April 22 at 7PM/6C on HBO Family and is also available on HBO Now, HBO GO and HBO On Demand.

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Watch all episodes of Saving My Tomorrow Beginning at 4:30PM/3:30C on HBO Family.

STANDING WITH MOTHER EARTH

DENNIS BANKS & ROBBY ROMERO

Los Angeles, CA: On the eve of Mother Earth Day UCLA American Indian Studies Center presents “Standing With Mother Earth” with Dennis Banks and Robby Romero. Special guests include Raye Zaragoza (singer songwriter) with opening blessings by Tongva elder, Gloria Arellanes.

The event is open to the public and will be held at UCLA Haines Auditorium A18 on Friday, April 21, 2017, 5-7pm.

On April 22, 2009, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed April 22 International Mother Earth Day. Bolivia’s Indigenous President Evo Morales Ayma commended members of the world body who had “taken a historic stand for Mother Earth”.

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