Bear Ears Summer Gathering 2019 Info

2019 Summer Gathering Information Flyer

For more information about this event, please access the online website for schedule, agenda, activities, and speakers for the entire weekend at: http://utahdinebikeyah.org

The Bears Ears Run will be on the last day: Sunday, July 21 @ 730am. The 10k run will begin 730am. The 5k will begin 10 minutes after the first race starts at 740am to give runners enough distance for starting.

Friday, July 19, 2019 – Diné Day

5:30 a.m. – 6:00 a.m.: Sunrise Ceremony – Morning Diné Song – Jonah Yellowman, Utah Dine Bikeyah Spiritual Leader


7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.: Posting of Colors – Oljato Veterans of Oljato Veterans Organization, Oljato, UT


10:30 a.m.:  Media Training Field Trip for Reporters/Journalists – Alastair Bitsoi/Angelo Baca,  Utah Dine Bikeyah Comms Team

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Prayer: Davis Filfred
Welcome: San Juan County Commissioners

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Poetry Reading– Kinsale Hueston

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.:  Lunch – Indigenous Healing Kitchen
Performance – Zachariah George, Mr. Navajo

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Cultural Workshops:

  • Rug Weaving, Dye & Tools -Mark Descheenie
  • Women’s Leadership Panel-Southwest Regional, Mary R. Benally/Ahjani Yepa and Three Sisters Collective-Dr. Christina Castro

Youth Workshops:

  • Hair Teachings- How to tie a traditional bun, making traditional hair brush – Elouise Wilson
  • Diné Bizaad – Stanley Nez

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Cultural Workshop:

  • Story Telling- Buffalo Pass by Raymond Redhouse

Youth Workshop:

  • “Nanise”, Native Plants of Bears Ears in Navajo – TJ Redhouse

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Dinner – Indigenous Healing Kitchen

  • 6:00 p.m.: Giveaway & Native Women Wilderness Hat Debut
  • 6:30 p.m.: Mark Maryboy-  History of Bears Ears
  • 7:00 p.m.: Bears Ears National Monument Update-BEIC Leaders-Invited
  • 7:30 p.m.: Flute player- Aldean Ketchum

Sunset to Sunrise: camping and quieter hours until Sat. A.M. prayer

Saturday, July 20, 2019 – Pueblo Day

5:40 a.m. : Oljato Veterans – Posting of Colors- Oljato Veterans

6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.: Sunrise Ceremony: Pueblo Prayer- Joseph Brophy Toledo or Tribal Officials

7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.: Breakfast on your own

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.: Cultural Program: “ Traditional Black Ware Pottery Demonstration” -Elder Kathy WanPovi Sanchez, Wayland Sanchez, JC Sanchez, San Ildefonso Pueblo, NM

Youth Program: “Indigenous Games” – Walatowa Visitor Center,- Jemez Pueblo, NM

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. : Youth Program

”Food Sovereignty for Indigenous Youth: What is Food Sovereignty and why should it be indigenized” Red Willow Farm, Taos Pueblo, NM

This is an introduction to the importance of food sovereignty on native country and how this affects our youth. Join us as we share stories, information, and practical Pueblo knowledge in the pursuit of harnessing the ability to take care of our people as a community.

Cultural Program: ” Continuing Our Connections” Dale Toya, Jemez Pueblo, NM

In this workshop, Dale Toya will talk about continuing [to weave] Pueblo textiles, yucca baskets and the importance of continuing to keep this tradition and artform alive. brief description of materials and different styles. He will explain the different textiles and the importance of them and the use of them in Pueblo life. He will also be speaking about continuing the Pueblo farming lifestyle and the benefits, Old methods and new methods and how it will impact our future.

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch – Indigenous Healing Kitchen

“Pueblo Dance Performance”

1:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m. “Environmental Health and Reproductive Justice: Protecting Those Most Vulnerable” 

Tewa Women United, NM
Beata Tsosie and Kathy Sanchez from Tewa Women United, will present on the Intersections between Land, Seed, and Body Sovereignty based on their collaborative work advocating for environmental justice, ecological restoration, and a culture of peace despite living in the shadow of nuclear weapons production in their ancestral homelands.

Cultural program: Marlon Magdalena (Jemez Pueblo)- Flute player

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Coach Dan and Susan Ninham (Oneida)– Traditional Indigenous Games

2:00 p.m. – 3:00  p.m.: Youth Program: Dino walk/Indigenous Science Talk- Kevin Madalena

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: “Pueblo Dance Performance”

4:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m.: “Pueblo Feast Dance and Pueblo Throw”
We offer this space and invitation for all Pueblo people to join in a social dance in celebration and prayer. We give our intentions and pray for blessings in the homelands of our Ancestors. (No photos during this prayer)

5:00 6:00 – Youth Program: Living Landscape: Art Activity – Three Sisters Collective

Cultural program: Story Telling – Waya (Acoma Pueblo)

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: Dinner – Indigenous Healing Kitchen (Bison Dinner)


7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. : Intertribal Lacrosse Tourney- Coach Dan Ninham


9:00 p.m .: Jonah Yellowman NAC

Sunday, July 21, 2019 – Ute and Inter Tribal Day

5:40 a.m.: Oljato Veterans – Posting of Colors

6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.: Sunrise Ceremony – Malcom Lehi

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.: Breakfast on your own

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.: Bears Ears Gathering. Fun Run 5k/10k

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.: Tommy Rock – Uranium Presentation

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.: Cultural program: 

Zine – Black Mesa Water Coalition

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: Cultural program: Hand Game Presentation possibly by Braidan Weeks

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Closing Message – Utah Diné Bikéyah Board Members

12:00 p.m. Lunch (light snack) – Indigenous Healing Kitchen

End of Gathering- Closing Ceremony- Oljato Veterans

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