5TH INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS CORN PEOPLES GATHERING
NAADĄ́Ą́’ NIHE’IINA’ BITSÁSILÁ
“CORN IS THE FOUNDATION OF OUR LIFE”
SHIPROCK, DINÉ BÍ KEYAH,
DINÉ (NAVAJO) NATION, NEW MEXICO
SEPTEMBER 22-24, 2022
This gathering will bring together Indigenous traditional farmers, knowledge keepers, storytellers, food preparers/preservers, artisans, and Rights/Earth/Water/Seed Defenders for the perseverance of the sacred corn beings who give us survival. Participants will include Indigenous Peoples from North America, Mexico, Latin America, Caribbean, and the Pacific. All people of good hearts are welcome.
The gathering will be camp-out on the Chili and Betsy Yazzie farm. Participants are encouraged to come self-sufficient but camping necessities will be provided as needed. Meals will be provided. Those who wish for motel accommodations must arrange them on their own and provide their own transportation. The closest motels are in Farmington, NM, 40 minutes, and Cortez, CO, 45 minutes from the site.
Traditional sunrise and evening ceremonies will be held on the first day. A pre-gathering for Indigenous youth farmers will be held the afternoon of September 21st.
Rides will be provided from and to the Albuquerque International airport (4 hours away) on the 21st and 25th. Please contact the gathering coordinators.
Co-hosted by the Toohnii Binaneestˀąˀ Ałtaasˀéí Alliance (ToohBAA) and the International Indian Treaty Council
For more information contact Chris Honahnie, [email protected], (+520) 488-9453 or Chili Yazzie, [email protected]. For information in Spanish contact Armando Alvarez, [email protected], (+520) 338-4007