Indigenous International Environmental Gathering


July 6-9, 2006
Cass Lake, Minnesota USA
(Within the sovereign territories of the Leech Lake Anishinaabe Nation. To be held at the Leech Lake Memorial Pow-Wow Grounds.)

This is a traditional gathering with outdoor camping, with a Sacred Fire. Indigenous Peoples and supporters are invited.

TOPICS of Grave Importance

Water of Life: Our waters are being privatized. Bring water sample from your community to be part of the Indigenous Womens’ Water Ceremony by the Water Keepers.

Toxic Contamination and Health of all Life
: Toxic and radiation exposures and toxic body burdens

Energy Development that is Destroying Mother Earth
: Oil, gas, coal, nuclear, geothermal and the need for solutions

Climate Change and Global Warming
: Prophesies are true and what do we do?

Native Youth Resistance Movement: Native youth activism and leadership

There are many other workshop presentations on environmental and health issues, Indigenous rights, sacred sites and community-based sustainable development and alternative energy.

Workshops on:

Incinerators in disguise: Plasma arc, gasifiers, etc. These dangerous toxic waste incinerators are bring proposed in First Nations and Tribal lands in Canada and the U.S.

Clean up of toxic contaminated sites.

Transboundary Water Transfer: Canada/US

Zero Waste: Electronics, Green Buildings, Industrial/Residential Waste

Oil, Gas, Coal Bed Methane, LNG, Oil Refineries: Fossil Fuel Indigenous Resistance

Mineral Extraction: Mining to the Ends of the Earth

Renewable Energy

Sacred sites: What works and what isn’t working

Many others

Reports on the World Water Forum, the Indigenous Aquaculture Network – Eagle/Condor Exchange, the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, the 2005 North American Indigenous Mining Summit, the US EPA Office of Environmental Justice and its activities, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change 2005, the World Social Forum, and others

Report of the upcoming Indigenous World Uranium Summit, Navajo Nation, Fall 2006

Note: The Leech Lake Traditional Pow-Wow bringing Indigenous dancers from throughout North America will be held from July 1-3rd

Bring your tents, tipi and be prepared for camping out. Showers available. Meals provided. Donations accepted, $5 per car minimum. Indigenous security on site.

All plenary and some workshops will be Web-Cast throughout the world. Live radio broadcast of some of the plenary presentations. Live interviews.

For more information: www.ienearth.org

Contact: Simone “Chinoodiniwke” Senogles at: + 1 218 751 4967 or simone@ienearth.org