Wednesday, June 5, 2013

NARF hosts gathering on June 21, 2013 for National Day of Prayer for the Protection of Native American Sacred Places



Please join us on June 21, 2013 for a sunrise ceremony that will be held on NARF's front lawn at 1506 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado beginning at 7:00 a.m.

The program and prayer service will last about one hour, followed by a potluck breakfast.  Community members have been invited to speak as well as NARF staff.  Speakers will be followed by a moment of silence to show concern for the sacred places that are being damaged and destroyed today. 

In the United States, Native Americans are more closely tied to the land than any other group, yet the increasing exploitation of natural resources and population expansion has caused previously undisturbed tribal sacred places to become vulnerable to destruction.  As part of its mission, the Native American Rights Fund has long advocated for sacred site protection, religious freedom efforts and cultural rights.  Recently, NARF’s Board of Directors has asked us to expand our efforts to protect lands that are sacred and precious to Native Americans. Please show your solidarity for the protection of sacred places by joining us for the June 21 program.  We ask you to bring food and/or beverages to share at the completion of the program.

Please join us!  If you have any questions please contact Rose Cuny at 303-447-8760.