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2024
LANDBACK GALA

Join us for an evening of rematriation, amplifying Indigenous wisdom for the shared dream of LANDBACK.

Spirit of the Sun 2024 LANDBACK Gala
Spirit of the Sun 2024 LANDBACK Gala
Jun 22, 2024, 5:00 PM
Denver Botanic Gardens

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ABOUT

Thank you for your interest in attending Spirit of The Sun's first Summer Solstice LANDBACK Gala! Spirit of the Sun envisions a return of land to Indigenous stewards, where we can operate our programs, care for bison to live off that land, and preserve our cultural practices. Our collective goals stand in solidarity with the LANDBACK movement to dismantle white supremacy while radically transforming this country and standing for collective liberation for all Black, Indigenous, People of Color.

 

LANDBACK is an Indigenous-led environmental, cultural and political movement that works to place Indigenous land back in Indigenous hands. At Spirit of the Sun, we believe in rematriation. Rematriation signifies a return to Mother Earth and a re-establishment of the important relationship between people and land. By placing land back in the hands of Indigenous people, we are choosing to disrupt systems of patriarchy, oppression and violence by instead affirming the value of relationships and intentional, reciprocal care above all forms of profit and extraction. Land protected and stewarded by Indigenous people contains a significant portion of our Earth's biodiversity, and we need to trust that returning land to Indigenous people is a step towards returning our world to a more healed and balanced system. We are asking for the support of our allies who are truly committed to restorative justice, in order to place land back in the care of Indigenous people.

Event Schedule

5:00 PM

5:30 PM

5:45 PM

6:15 PM

6:30 PM

6:55 PM

7:15 PM

7:45 PM

8:15 PM

8:45 PM

9:00 PM

Doors open + silent auction begins

Welcome speech + blessing

Seated food service begins

Introductions

Featured Storyteller (Elder)

Featured Storyteller (Youth)

Keynote Speech: Shannon Francis and Shaina Gonzales

Break time for conversation + browsing silent auction

Live performance with special guests

Closing remarks

Silent auction wrap-up + gala ends

CALL FOR Sponsors

LANDBACK is an Indigenous-led environmental, cultural and political movement that works to place Indigenous land back in Indigenous hands. At Spirit of the Sun, we believe in rematriation: a return to Mother Earth and a re-establishment of the important relationship between people and land. By placing land back in the hands of Indigenous people, we are choosing to disrupt systems of patriarchy, oppression and violence by instead affirming the value of relationships and intentional, reciprocal care above all forms of profit and extraction.

 

We are asking for the support of our allies who are truly committed to restorative justice, in order to place land back in the care of Indigenous people. 

FAQ

  • Where can we park?
    Denver Botanic Gardens has a free, accessible lot available with both above ground and underground parking. The ADA accessible lots are available at directly across the street both on the above ground and underground parking. Please view the attached map for further information. If the lots reach maximum capacity, there is nearby street parking in the adjacent neighborhoods.
  • Will interpretation be provided?
    At this time, Spirit of the Sun will not be offering ASL or Spanish Language interpretation at the 2024 Gala. However, if you would like to personally request accommodations OR if you would like to donate interpretation services for the event, please email giselle@spiritofthesun.org.
  • Are there public restrooms at the event?
    Yes, there will be public restrooms located adjacent to the dining hall where the event is being held.
  • Are tickets refundable?
    You may cancel your ticket purchase up to one week before the event for a full refund. Please contact laya@spiritofthesun.org for assistance. Tickets purchased within one week of the event may not be eligible for a full refund.
  • Can I donate a ticket for another community member?
    Yes! We deeply appreciate your generosity. You can donate a ticket to another person by selecting the "Donate a Ticket" option on the ticketing page.
  • Are there discounts available?
    Yes, there is a discounted rate for people who purchase an entire table. There is also the potential for you to receive a donated ticket if you are unable to afford a ticket to the gala. Please contact giselle@spiritofthesun.org for more information.
  • Can I become a sponsor for the 2024 LANDBACK Gala?
    Yes! We deeply appreciate your allyship and support in making this gala a possibility for the community. Visit bit.ly/sponsorlandback to become a sponsor or to make a donation to the silent auction.
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