formerly known as the Santa Clara County Democratic Club (SCCDC)
Monday, May 15 at 7:00pm
Did you know that California is one of the top 10 states that Indigenous women are facing a crisis of survival? Are you aware that Indigenous youth in California face some of the most disproportionate numbers of school suspensions and juvenile detentions? It is not surprising if you haven't, as issues facing Indigenous peoples are severely underrepresented in news/media platforms and typically have a very low degree of cultural competency. Join us to learn more about how we can all assist tribal communities in the creation and protection of a better future that we know to be possible.
Meeting ID: 861 2711 7181
Free to Attend ✦ No RSVP Required
Morning Star Gali is a member of the Pit River Tribe located in Northeastern California. She is currently serving as Vice-chairperson of Pit River Tribe. Ms. Gali is the Executive Director of Indigenous Justice and serves as the California Tribal and Community Liaison for the International Indian Treaty Council, working for the Sovereignty and Self Determination of Indigenous Peoples and the recognition and protection of Indigenous Rights, Treaties, Traditional Cultures and Sacred Lands. She's also the Tribal water organizer for Save California Salmon.
She is a 2019 Open Society Institute Racial Equity fellow, Funders for Justice fellow 2018-2021 and a 2016-2018 Rosenberg Foundation Leading Edge Fellow, focusing on the disproportionate impact of the criminal and juvenile justice systems on Native Americans. Between 2012-2016, Ms.Gali previously worked as the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for Pit River Tribe. She Continues to lead large-scale actions while helping organize Native cultural, spiritual, academic, and political gatherings throughout California. She is deeply committed to advocating for Indigenous sovereignty issues such as missing and murdered Indigenous peoples (MMIP), climate justice, gender justice, and sacred sites protection on behalf of the tribal and inter-tribal communities in which she was raised.
Morning Star serves as a board member for California Indian Heritage Center Foundation, American Indian Cultural District of San Francisco and Women's Health Specialists of California, along with serving on a number of advisory committees that advocate for the sovereignty and self-determination of California’s indigenous peoples and sacred landscapes. She serves on the San Francisco Human Rights Commission Roundtable and SFAC Monuments & Memorials Advisory Committee. She is the proud parent of 4 incredible children that all have names in their tribal language of Ajumawi.
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