Inter-Tribal Prayer Ceremony for Standing Rock

    January 21, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    418 W 39th St
    Tucson, AZ 85713


    3:00-5:00pm: Gather, food and ofrendas
    5:00pm Prayer Ceremony begins

    Prayer circle, smudging and prayer to the Four Directions for Standing Rock.
    Medicine Man from Tohono O’odham to give us blessings and lead us in prayer
    Invited Cultural Dancers & Singers from Yaqui, Gila River, Tohono O’odham Nations and Flagstaff. Drum Groups from Tohono O’odham Nation, El Indio Sun Dance Drum Group from Pascua Yaqui, Ryan Pinto, Grass Dancer- Omaha Tribe and Danza Tlamanalcah

    Open to the general public and all those interested in the protection of Indigenous Peoples rights and environmental protection of Mother Earth. No alcohol or drugs – Clear mind, good thoughts, and a strong spirit!!! Potluck – please bring a dish or drink to share.

    *Note: this is an Indigenous spiritual ceremony. Women are requested to wear long skirts.

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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, (since Jan. 2013).

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