PROJECT PROTECT EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVE KICKS OFF AT TAOS PUEBLO DAT SCHOOL
Robby Romero will kick start the Project Protect Awareness Campaign's 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. 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.”
While at the Kindergarten to 8th grade Indian school, the founder of Native Children's Survival, will lead 3 group conversation on these issues. On behalf of the Project Protect Awareness Campaign, Romero is helping to spread the word to the next generation at schools across the country regarding climate change, the rights of Indigenous Peoples and the rights 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, May 20-31, 2013 at the UN.
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.