Some of the Bills to look for
Some of the Bills to look for
American Indian Lobby Day 2014
Friday, January 24, 2014
10:00am until 2:00pm
Capital Building, Olympia WA 98506
Join Robert T’Swaq Satiacum and Elizabeth Satiacum we gather in the Capitol. We will meet on the North steps of the legislative building and later in the day (whenever the legislature adjourns for lunch) we will drum in the Rotunda. We do not have the Columbia Room this year.
“Thunder in the Rotunda”!
We have an additional event planned for March 3 when we will schedule meetings with legislators to lobby them on particular issues and bills.
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Join us for a fun and exciting day of learning and being a part of the solution. Guest Speakers, Meet your legislator, Host Drum: X’aX’aQu’o Sacred Water an Idle No More drum-prayer circle in the Rotunda, Lear about important issue’s affecting Indian Country today, Elder’s, Women, Children, Veterans, Labor, our resources, education and health care. Contact number:253.224.4888
Robert Satiacum is an enrolled member of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians. He is the son of the late Chief Bob Satiacum – widely known for his sacrifices made for sovereignty and fishing rights. Satiacum is immersed his native culture, and diligently practices the traditions of the Sweat Lodge, Native American Church, and the annual Tribal Journeys in his family canoe.
Save the date!
We reserved the big room on the ground floor of the Legislative building and will make appointments for participants to meet with their legislators. Drumming in the Rotunda and on the steps of the Legislative Building are scheduled! Check back with us for details.
This Lobby Day is new, just going on it’s 2nd year, but especially important for tribal members of Washington State to solidify, and protect the rights our ancestors reserved for us, it is OUR Responsibility. We will come together at exactly the right time, with exactly the right people, doing exactly the right thing, in exactly the right place. There are Indian bills that need to be supported and testified to, and Indian bills that need to be extinguished and testified against. Our ‘Ancestors’ reserved the rights, our rights when they ceded the millions of acres full of the evergreens, and if we don’t get and be responsible, what little is left can be gone for mine, yours, and our children and our children’s children. They literally fought tooth and nail for what we have, and are observing us through the air, the water, the fire and the landscapes, waiting in anticipation for their descendants to pray, communicate, council once again together, for our sources and the future we will leave behind. We have the tools, our hearts, minds and voices, join us, this is the time! -Robert Ti Swaq Satiacum
Not only inviting you, I’m expecting you! Bring the children friends and family!
American Indian Lobby Day 2012 Agenda
Meet in Columbia Room 1st Floor – State Capitol
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Discussing the Bills in the 2012 session that concern Indian Country
Why, and what is the importance of American Indian Lobby Day?
Learn why, how and the importance of registering to vote?
How to become Native Ambassadors to GOTV in Indian Country.
10:30 – 11:45
Feature Film Showing:
Canoe Way: The Sacred Journey
A comprehensive spiritual look at the annual international canoe journey, as the South Puget Sound (Whulge) prepares for the arrival of hundreds of canoes at host tribe: Squaxin Island Tribe of Indians
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Honoring State Representative John McCoy (Tulalip) D for re establishing the
Washington State Board of Geographic Names HB 1084
12:15 – 1:00pm
Drumming and sharing songs in Rotunda
Xa’Xa’ Q’uo Family/Sacred Water Canoe Family Host Drummers
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Meal Time in the Columbia Room / Meal Prayer
Christopher Winters of Native P.A.T. & Kevin Cummings of Council – Fire
2:00 pm -4:00 pm
Drumming/ Singing/Honoring, on the North Steps of the Capital Building
Open Floor (sharing your thoughts)
Begin work on American Indian Lobby Day 2013