The 4th Annual Indigenous Day of Remembrance Event was a huge success.
Opening Ceremonies lead by Spiritual Leader/Taino Behike Miguel Sague who came all the way from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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At one point in our family history--our ancestors were living the indigenous way of life. Food gathering, ceremonies, rites of passage, respect for mother earth, and inter-tribal celebrations were the norm. Now we have an opportunity to renew that history and become one people as we celebrate the memory of those people that suffer a genocidal campaign lead by Christopher Columbus. Many world communities are still suffering genocidal campaigns because of their cultural identity and religious/spiritual views. On 10/9/11, we stood in solidarity with one another. We have a right to exist!
It is never too late to honor the people who have gone to the spirit world. We are their legacy.
5th Annual "Indigenous Day of Remembrance" Gathering in NYC
While many celebrate the memory Christopher Columbus
We will never forget our Ancestors! (1492-2012)
When: October 7th 2012
Where: Columbus Circle Merchants Gate 59th street and Central Park South
Time: 12pm - 3pm
Event: Indigenous Memorial Ceremony; Guest Speakers; Inter-tribal Music; and indigenous dancing.
Special Fundraiser Event:
Raising money for the Gathering
When: July 24th 2011
Where: Yippie Museum and Cafe
9 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012-2402
Guest performers will share their talents in the realm of acting; poetry; spoken-word; storytelling; music;and much more.
I would like to formally thank all who participated and visited the fundraiser at the Yippie Cafe. It was a day in which many First Nations were represented and unified to help raise funding for a generator for the Oct 9th "Indigenous Day of Remembrance" @ Columbus Circle. The presenters were amazing! A video will follow soon. The fundraiser was able to raise $375. $100 went toward the food and supplies and $60 went to the Yippie Cafe for hosting the event. $215 is left. $50 will go toward the NYC event and sound permits. $165 will go toward other expenses for the Oct 9th event as decided by the "Indigenous Day of Remembrance" Committee.
During and after the event I learned that several individuals in the community have offered their personal PA Systems. Tribal Chief of Maisiti- Roman Guaraguaorix Perez, Juan Delgado, and former Ramapough/Lenape Chief Anthony Van Dunk offered to provide their PA systems for the Oct 9th event. Chief Anthony will generously provide the use of his generator for the event! Amazingly, the Oct 9th event will be historical. The speakers and musicians will be heard! I am very excited. If anyone is interested in volunteering for the event- please let me know ASAP- shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or become a member at this site and send me an email.