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      National Day of Prayer for Native Sacred Places- Desert National Wildlife Refuge in Las Vegas


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      June 22, 2019

      Saturday   8:00 AM

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      National Day of Prayer for Native Sacred Places- Desert National Wildlife Refuge

      DESERT NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, NATIONAL DAY FOR SACRED PLACES PUBLIC EVENT On Saturday, June 22nd, we will have a morning hike at 8 am and end with a community picnic 10 am till 11:30 am at The Desert National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center: 16001 Corn Creek Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89166. While all our Nevada public lands deserve much recognition we will be hosting this years National Day for Sacred Places at the Desert National Wildlife Refuge. The Desert National Wildlife Refuge is an important place not only to the Southern Paiute, Nuwuvi, but is a vital habitat for endangered flora and fauna that can only be found in this sacred landscape. The Desert National Wildlife Refuge is the largest wildlife refuge in the lower 48 states, exhibits a stunning diversity of plant and animal life and includes some of the highest value bighorn sheep habitat in the country. We as Nevadan's value our wildlife, our unique desert environment, and open access to our public lands.  The National Day of Prayer to Protect Native Sacred Places is on June 21, 2019. The event has taken place since 2003 and began in Washington DC with the Morning Star Institute, headed by Suzan Harjo, recipient of the 2014 Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States highest civilian honor. She is a leader in Indian Country and hails from the Muskogee Creek Nation.  Our people, the Nuwuvi, have lived in kinship with the lands since time immemorial and continue our cultural practices at the Desert National Wildlife Refuge. Petroglyphs, rock writings, from hundreds of years to thousands of years are part of this incredible landscape and are stories of our history. Nah-gah, Bighorn sheep, can be seen in these rock stories as well as a large population that lives at the Refuge.  Please join us in solidarity for this public, educational and fun event for the entire family. Learn how you can also become a steward and help us in the protection of sacred places. What: Education on the Indigenous People of Southern Nevada Community Picnic Celebration of Summer Solstice  Family fun Walking trail Open to the public When: Saturday, June 22, 2019 8:00 am- 9:00 am: Arrival and enjoyment of the Visitors Center. 9:00 am- 10:00 am: Prayers and Discussion about Sacred Places  10:00 am- 11:30 am: Picnic Fun Where: The Desert National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center 16001 Corn Creek Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89166 Water and food is provided but please feel free to contribute a potluck dish to add to the fun. Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers/hiking shoes. Don’t forget your sunblock!  Community partners for the event include Friends of Gold Butte, Las Vegas Paiute Health & Human Services, The Southern Paiute Language and Cultural Group, Friends of Nevada Wilderness, Sierra Club and the US Fish and Wildlife Services. About the Organizer: Fawn Douglas is a member of the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe and has taught American Indian Indigenous Studies at UNLV. She is a local Artist and Activist. Photos and Interviews available upon request ###

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