SAVE THE DATE!
THE 6TH 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, AUGUST 28 – 30, 2023
This Gathering will celebrate the perseverance of our sacred corn for resilience and food sovereignty. It will bring together farmers, knowledge keepers, storytellers, food preparers/preservers, artisans, Indigenous Rights Defenders, and Earth/Water/Seed Protectors. A time of solidarity with relatives from Indigenous Nations. All people of good hearts are welcome.
The gathering will be camp-out on the Chili and Betsy Yazzie farm. Camping necessities will be provided, participants are encouraged to come self-sufficient. Indigenous foods-based meals will be the menu. Those who prefer motel accommodations should make arrangements on their own and provide own transportation. The nearest motels are in Farmington, NM, 40 minutes, and Cortez, CO, 45 minutes.
Traditional sunrise and evening ceremonies will be held. Cultural protocols will be upheld. An informal Indigenous youth farmers meeting will be held the afternoon of August 27th.
Rides will be provided from and to the Albuquerque International airport (4 hours away) on the 27th and 31st. Please contact the gathering coordinators.
Co-hosted by the Toohnii Binaneestˀąˀ Ałtaasˀéí Alliance (ToohBAA) and the International Indian Treaty Council
For more information contact Chili Yazzie, [email protected] For information in Spanish or English contact Armando Alvarez, [email protected], +(520) 338-4007 or 833-9797.