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THE 5TH INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS CORN PEOPLES CONFERENCE POSTPONED

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NAADĄ́Ą́’ NIHE’IINA’ BITSÁSILÁ
“CORN IS THE FOUNDATION OF OUR LIFE”

SHIPROCK, DINÉ BÍ KEYAH,
DINÉ (NAVAJO) NATION, NEW

This Conference has been postponed due to continued Navajo Nation COVID-19 health protocols regarding large gatherings.  We will inform you of new dates as soon as they are available.  IITC and the conference hosts regret any inconvenience.

This conference will bring together Indigenous farmers, knowledge keepers, storytellers, traditional food preparers/preservers, traditional artisans, Earth and Rights Defenders, Water and Seed Protectors, and all who are united for the protection and survival of the sacred corn beings and those who depend on them for our survival. Participants will include Indigenous Peoples from North America, Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean.

The conference will be held on Chili and Betsy Yazzie’s farm and will be camp-out.  Tents, costs and sleeping bags will be provided for those who need them and let us know in advance, or bring your own. Motels are available at your own expense.  The closest are in Farmington, about 40 minutes away from the site.   Please provide your own transportation if you plan to stay off site.

 

The gathering will begin with a traditional sunrise ceremony in honor of the fall equinox on September 22nd.  A pre-gathering for Indigenous youth farmers and those interested in learning these skills will be held the afternoon of September 21st. Meals will be provided for participants.

 

Rides will be provided to and from the Albuquerque  airport (4 hours away) twice a day on the 21st and 25th.  Please contact the conference coordinators for more information.

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

Details

Start:
September 22 @ 8:00 am MST
End:
September 24 @ 5:00 pm MST

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