Attend “Dialogue on the Rights of Mother Earth” via livestream

The Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, together with other United States Social Forum Organizers invite you to

Dialogue on the Rights of Mother Earth

Friday, October 11th

1:00-6:00 pm PST at Humboldt State University’s Native Forum

Via Live Stream 4:00-9:00 pm EST

Please join this collaborative dialogue to explore responses to today’s environmental, social and cultural crises. Like the U.S. Social Forum, this event brings diverse groups together to share insights, perspectives, and visions that can help us build movements for social transformation. Remote participants can engage in dialogue via Live Stream and web chat.

The collaborative dialogue features Native and non-Native speakers from local communities, social justice activists, environmentalists and artists on the topic of the Rights of Mother Earth. Presentations will discuss the groundwork already laid in South America to advance this paradigm-shift, and speakers will consider what the respecting the Rights of Mother Earth might look like, in particular on California’s North Coast.

The first change in consciousness necessary is to create a new paradigm that respects the Rights of Mother Earth. We need to recognize that we are all part of an indivisible, living Earth community of interrelated and independent beings with a common destiny. The only way to create balance with the forces that nurture and sustain life is to recognize the rights of all beings and systems of Mother Earth and not only those of human beings.

Presenters include:

  • Tonya Gonnella Frichner (Onondaga)
  • Luis Macas (Saraguro) Ecuador
  • Chris Peters (Pohlik-lah/Karuk)
  • Oren Lyons (Onondaga)
  • Michael YellowBird (Arikara/Hidatsa)
  • Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap
  • Morgan Corviday Hollis
  • Dania Rose Colegrove (Hupa/Yurok/Karuk)

Livestream portal link at

Collaborating Partners:
*Big Lagoon Rancheria *Department of Social Work at Humboldt State University *Northern California Tribal Court Coalition *Multicultural Center at Humboldt State University *Ink People Center for the Arts *Humboldt BayKeeper *North Coast Environmental Center *Mad River Alliance *Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC) *Earth Law Center *Move to Amend *American Indian Movement – West *Department of Native American Studies at Humboldt State University *Tonatierra Community Development Institute *Democracy Unlimited of Humboldt County *American Indian Law Alliance *Got Water! *HSU College of Professional Studies  *Pitzer College *United States Social Forum