“… Coming together to imagine an ethic that not only acknowledges, but emulates, ecological principles.”
An introductory gathering of the White River Reconciliation Project (WRRP) takes place on Friday, Oct. 14 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the United Church in Strafford and features Sherri Mitchell, who founded and leads the Land Peace Foundation.
Vanessa Brown of the White River Reconciliation Project presents its thinking and plan for WRRP. “We believe that deep change for climate justice requires local communities coming together to imagine an ethic that not only acknowledges, but emulates, ecological principles. We will introduce the White River Reconciliation Project’s initiative to explore how our most deeply held beliefs may translate into an bioregional ethic used to inform law and policy.” This first program is fortunate to have for Sherri Mitchell’s critique and consultation during this event.
Sherri Mitchell was born and raised on the Penobscot Indian reservation in Eastern Maine. She received her Juris Doctorate and a certificate in Indigenous People’s Law and Policy from the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law. In 2010, she received the Mahoney Dunn International Human Rights and Humanitarian Award, for research into Human Rights violations against Indigenous Peoples. Sherri was a longtime adviser to the American Indian Institute’s Healing the Future Program and currently serves as an adviser to the Indigenous Elders and Medicine People’s Council of North and South America.
Sherri’s spiritual life holds within her a particular experiential wisdom that moves through time and into the future. This is wisdom that can guide our work to build a community that is kind, loving and sustainable in the bioregion of the White River Valley.
The following day (Oct. 15), Sherri will be co-facilitating the two-day symposium “Deep Change for Climate Justice: Coalescing a Transformational Movement” in White River Junction. For more information on that, visit http://www.dc4cj2016.org.
This event features a potluck dinner with donations ($0 – $50.00) going toward expenses and the White River Reconciliation Project. For more information call Gregory Wilson 772-871-6010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.