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December 6, 2014
Redbird's 2014 Blanket, Toy and School Supplies Drive and Mini-Powwow

11- 3:30 PM
Simi Valley Town Center
1555 Simi Valley Town Center Drive, Simi Valley, CA 93065
In the center of the mall, in the Community Room
(upstairs from the main parking lot,
with street access including public transportation behind the center)
Benefitting the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota
In partnership with Walking Shield
How It Works:
New blankets and soft toys
new, lightweight hand or machine washable blankets
are sent to the Porcupine District of South Dakota,
and individuals in other locations as funding for shipping permits.
New hard or boxed toys
distributed locally to Walking Shield,
and other local agencies/families.
New school supplies
donated to Walking Shield for distribution to reservation schoolchildren.
Financial Contributions -
very much needed to ship items to South Dakota via USPS or FedEx.
Shipping costs run $500.00 to $700.00 and come entirely from donations.
Gently Used Blankets and Warm Clothing Items -
this year we are accommodating a request for used items;
we are seeking gently used warm clothing items
and blankets that will be distributed locally
(in the high desert regions) to needy and homeless individuals and families.
Special Guest Speaker Ken Marchionno
Ken was invited by the Lakota people to travel with them on the Oomaka Tokatakiya,
The Future Generations Ride (forerly the Bigfoot Memorial Ride).
Ken will share his experiences and his stunning images from over
a decade of participation with the Lakota people.
Every year Ken mentors two Lakota youth,
teaching them to document their own history with words and images
as they trail together on this journey,
which takes place in the bitter cold months of winter and retraces
the final journey of Chief Bigfoot and
his band to the infamous site of the Wounded Knee Massacre.
Native American Dancers Bring your dance regalia!
The Northern Traditional Drum Blue Star and
Southern Traditional Drum Crooked Hat
will be joining us
Everyone Welcome **** All Drums Welcome
Street Level Access/Handicapped Access Available
behind main mall entrance
Made possible through the generosity of
Simi Valley Town Center and Blue Star
Hosted by Redbird, a 501(c)(3) non profit
Native American and environmental association
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Mail: P.O. Box 702, Simi Valley, CA 93062
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December 6th & 7th, 2014
American Indian Child Resource Center Powwow

AICRC is a nonprofit, social services, youth services,
and Indian education agency serving urban Indian children
and their families. Governed by a voluntary Board of directors
comprised of American Indian members We currently provide
services in the greater Bay Area, Sacramento County and
surrounding counties with a focus on the City of Oakland for
the youth services and education programs. Our powwow is a popular
event, with over 500 people typically attending from all over
California. It features a variety of cultural arts, music, singing,
dancing, and free activities while functioning as an important
community building celebration and fundraiser for our programs
including after school academic support, peer health education,
field trips and social services for urban American Indian youth
and their families.

April 16-17, 2015

Blue Lake CA
Tribal Environmental Regulation and Jurisdiction is a
two-day introductory course on environmental regulation and
jurisdictional issues on and affecting Indian Reservations.
Key issues explored include: when Tribes have regulatory
authority over who and what on Reservation; the interplay of
tribal sovereignty and ordinances, federal law and when
state and local laws may apply.
After an introduction to the basic environmental laws and
policies that apply to Indian Country, discussion will shift
to protection of air and water quality, waste management,
environmental reviews and the intersection of land use and
environmental regulation. The course will also explore the
emerging topic of potential regulation related to climate
change mitigation and adaptation.