Tuesday, 06/12/12, on American Indian Airwaves
"Updates on the U.S. Forest Service Prohibition of the Winnemem Wintu Ceremony & the 11th Session on the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues"
Caleen Sisk (Winnemem Wintu Nation) (http://www.winnememwintu.us/), joins us for the first segment of today's show. Caleen discusses the United States Forest Services approval of desecrating the Winnemem Wintu's ceremonial tradition, the Coming of Age Ceremony, by refusing the close down 400 yards of the McCloud Arm of Shasta Lake. The location, a sacred site to the Winnemem Wintu, initially was damaged by the Shasta Dam construction, and frequently is the site of settler, recreational hecklers, plus others afflicting harm upon the Winnemem Wintu. Turn in for update on what happened at their recent ceremony, plus what the US Forest Service said.
Gabriel Altamirano and Toni Codero (Coastal Band of the Chumash Nation) joins us for the second part of today's show. Gabriel and Toni recently returned from participating in the entire Eleventh Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous (http://social.un.org/index/IndigenousPeoples.aspx) Issues held from May 7-18th, 2012 in New York. Both guest provide a critical update on transpired at this two week international forum. This year's theme was the Doctrine of Discovery, its enduring impact on Indigenous peoples and the right to redress for past conquest (articles 28 and 37 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (https://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/documents/DRIPS_en.pdf)
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