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“Building a Movement: A Workshop for Protecting the Rights of Indigenous People”

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A workshop for Protecting the Rights of Indigenous People” with Sherri Mitchell will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 121 Bucksport Road (Rte.1) in Ellsworth. The workshop has been designed for individuals who are concerned about the continued erosion of the land, water, mineral and hunting and fishing rights of Native Americans and who wish to take a stand in their support.Sherri Mitchell, internationally known Indigenous Rights Attorney, will focus on the skills necessary to build an effective, unified

movement based on the principals of non-violence. Like Jane Adams, whom she quotes, Mitchell

believes that "the good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life."Topics will include: Building a Foundation withCore Values, Understanding the Obstacles Created by Our Shared History, What is Required to Build a Movement?, Finding the Convergence Points, and Putting the Wheels in Motion.

Participants will also have a chance to learn how to build viable networks.
Sherri Mitchell was born and raised on the Penobscot Indian Nation in Maine. She is an

Indigenous Rights Attorney and a global advocate for human rights and Earth rights. She is the founder and Director of the Land Peace Foundation, an organization dedicated to the protection of Indigenous rights, and the preservation of the Indigenous way of life. She has worked with countless individuals and groups helping them devise legal strategies for rights-based action, while also teaching in-depth workshops that focus on the details of building strong, effective nonviolent rights-based movements. 

The workshop is open to the public, but registration is required. While the event is free, donations are encouraged to help defray expenses. Space is limited so register soon by calling

207-546- 4246 or emailing BEFORE OCTOBER 24.