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Creating Alliances with the H.O.N.O.R. Collective

On Friday, July 12, members of Global Community Communications Alliance attended an event at the San Xavier Co-op Farm (Tucson) in solidarity with the newly formed H.O.N.O.R. Collective, which stands for Healing Our Nations, Offering Resiliency.

To kick off this important event on July 12, the H.O.N.O.R. Collective hosted an Indigenous Women’s Sharing Circle. The discussion focused on how to incorporate personal and collective healing— while working as activists.

The evening on July 12 also featured a free outdoor screening of the film Warrior Women. A screen was set up in an alfalfa field and we all sat on hay bales and blankets. The San Xavier Mission dome silhouetted behind the screen, and the lit up cross on the mountain to the side of the screen, made it an even more special night!

Through the figure of Lakota activist and community organizer Madonna Thunder Hawk, this inspiring documentary traces the untold story of countless Native American women struggling for their people’s civil rights. She was at Alcatraz, Wounded Knee, the Black Hills, and more recently the Dakota pipeline. She is still affiliated with AIM, and those seem to be her greatest memories. She is still very active, doing much good in the various Indigenous communities. The movie was exceptionally good in depicting Native women’s roles — giving them exposure and credit for their participation as activists.

The Solar Mobile Theater, an international organization, showed the film.

Solar World Cinema is an international network of solar powered mobile cinemas. The mission of Solar World Cinema is to democratize the access to cinema and to raise awareness and stress the importance of switching to renewable energies. All equipment of the mobile cinemas is powered by 100% solar energy. After sunset open-air film screenings are organized in the public space. Our solar cinemas travel around the globe and are completely self-sufficient. We go beyond the borders of the traditional cinematic world. We bring unseen films to unusual places.

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In an effort to build solidarity across borders among indigenous communities around the issue of Missing Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG); as mentioned in their brochure, the H.O.N.O.R. Collective is sending a delegation of 5 Indigenous women of Southern Arizona to attend the final gathering of the Walking With Our Sisters Gathering in Saskatchewan, Canada in August 2019.

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The MMIWG movement originated in Canada.

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This movement is spreading to many countries as increasing numbers of people become aware of the horrors of Missing Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Did you know that in 2017, May 5 was declared by the United States Congress as a National Day of Awareness of Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls?

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The H.O.N.O.R. Collective will also be raising money for the trip to Saskatchewan at the following events:



Native American Family Wellness Day

Saturday, August 3, 2019, 9am – 3pm

Pasqua Yaqui Wellness Center-5305 Calle Torim, Tucson, AZ 85757



Chili Light Lounge Open Mic- Benefit for H.O.N.O.R. Collective Delegation

Saturday August 3, 2019, 6pm – 10pm

Global Justice Center- 225 E. 26th St. Tucson, AZ 85713



World Indigenous People’s Day

Saturday August 10, 2019, 5pm – 10pm

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