PROJECT PROTECT EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVE KICKS OFF AT TAOS PUEBLO DAT SCHOOL
Robby Romero will kick start the Native Children's Survival Project Protect Educational Initiative at the Taos Pueblo Day School on Valentine's Day February 14, 2013. Romero will screen the music picture WHO'S GONNA SAVE YOU and lead an open conversation with the children regarding climate change and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Supporters including Taos Pueblo artist Jonathan Warm Day and award winning photographer Bruse Gomez will also be on hand to share with the children ways to use art to help raise awareness for the protection of “Mother Earth.”
Children in attendance will be invited to email firstname.lastname@example.org with a special speech on how they will help protect and love Mother Earth. NCS, including actress Irene Bedard, will choose one speech to have recorded for the NCS YouTube Channel and Project Protect web site to help the youth's voice be heard on an international level. The winning speech and video will be showcased at an event during the 12th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, 20-31 May 2013 at United Nations Headquarters, New York.
NCS partners include the American Indian Law Alliance and the Seventh Generation Fund. "Who's Gonna Save You" and Project Protect Awareness Campaign is exclusively funded by Native Nations including the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux (Dakota) Community, Coeur d'Alene Tribe,San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians,Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, Red Lake Nation and Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska.