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THE INVITE

600 emails were sent (to every known California Indigenous organization) — regardless of if they were Federally recognized, inviting them to “Regional Listening Round Tables” to talk about the idea of Returning all Federal land to California Indigenous Nations, on June 6 2019.

SEE INVITE or see bottom

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FIRST EVENT BOOKED

The Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan Tribe welcomes Kanyon Sayers-Roodsto Nisenan land to host a Listening Circle for “Return California”, YES California’s newest #CalExit initiative.

FIRST PRESS RELEASE

LISTENING CIRCLE **ANNOUNCED** TO DISCUSS RETURNING ALL FEDERAL LAND IN CALIFORNIA TO INDIGENOUS OF CALIFORNIA

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 30 2019

CONTACT:
Banner Community Guild,
Nisenan Territory,
info@bannerguild.org

The Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan Tribe welcomes Kanyon Sayers-Roodsto Nisenan land to host a Listening Circle for “Return California”, YES California’s newest #CalExit initiative. Kanyon is Costanoan Ohlone-Mutsun and Chumash and also goes by her given Native name, “Coyote Woman”. She hopes that you and any interested members of your tribe will join us to present your unique perspective to the people behind this secessionist movement. Listen to Kanyon explain this effort here (minute 45:30)

The Listening Circle will be next week on Tuesday, August 6, from 10am to 2pm at the Banner Guild located in Grass Valley, California, Nisenan Territory.

Newsweek, Los Angeles Times, Sacramento Bee and Politico are just a few of the outlets who have covered this effort, which, upon a successful secession referendum, would see all Federal land in California returned to the indigenous. The goal of the Listening Circle sessions is to move California toward healing the wounds and righting the wrongs of the past, by creating systems that work for everyone and not just the 1%.

The organizers of the movement invite all interested Indigenous Californians/ Indigenous living in California to present information about what (if anything) they could do to receive their support of this initiative. Complimentary food and beverage will be served to all in attendance.

The organizers ask that you contact them @ The Banner Guild (info@bannerguild.org) so they know how much food and beverage to prepare.
Also, email them any questions you would like the Listening Forum to ask.
Please RSVP by August 5th.

To see the original invite CLICK HERE

PROOF OF SUCCESSFUL EVENT

The first “Listening Round Table” on Returning ALL federal land to the Indigenous of California just happened and it was a big success. SEE VIDEO

Special thank you from Return California to Kanyon Consulting. You provided the leadership this idea needed.

VIDEO of the opening ceremony, including a welcome from Shelly Covert (Nisenan), as well as of Kanyon Sayers-Roods (Oholone) offering.

Listen to Kanyon and Nick Whiterabbit (Lakota) here

Listen to Kanyon and Les Hall (Mountain Maidu) answering their elders’ questions here.

RETURN CALIFORNIA
It’s time for justice. It’s time to honor the treaties. It’s time to Return California. Proper stewardship doesn’t require reinventing the wheel, but simply a return to working with nature instead of trying to control her.

SEE ORIGINAL INVITATION:
The Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan Tribe welcomes Kanyon Sayers-Roods to Nisenan land to host a Listening Circle for “Return California”, … to discuss handing over Federal land to indigenous

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Written by

President Yes California/ Calexit movement. Interviewed by Politico, New York Times, FOX, WashPost, LA Times, LA Weekly, Sac Bee, Daily Show w/TN, Mother Jones

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