Black Mesa Water Coalition and Native Movement Pair Up For Benefit Dinner

FLAGSTAFF - A "North to South" Indigenous Benefit Dinner co-hosted by the Black Mesa Water Coalition (BMWC) and the Native Movement will be held on Nov. 17 from 6-8 p.m. at the Museum of Northern Arizona.

The dinner features wild Alaskan salmon and a traditional Hopi feast. The Village of Lower Moenkopi's Youth and Elder Program will cater the Hopi food. The event will also feature music by Kelvin Long and Cy Wagoner, and a special performance by the First Mesa dancers and Bucky Preston. There will also be presentations by the BMWC and the Native Movement.

"Both Native Movement and BMWC have integral roles in Alaska and the Southwest, they have been providing our communities with a space and model with which to make a positive and real change. Community support and involvement is not only sought after in all our projects, it is integral to the success of our work," stated Cathy Rexford, Alaska Director of Native Movement.

"This event - the North to South Indigenous Benefit Dinner- is a unique opportunity for members of our community to support Native Movement and Black Mesa Water Coalition - wonderful youth-led organizations that are healing and repairing our community and our world; and you can do this by eating delicious food," stated Daniel Rosen, Native Movement organizational development director.

Tickets for the event are $50, and all proceeds go to benefit social and environmental justice among the Indigenous peoples in the Southwest and Alaska. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling (928) 213-9063 or at the door the night of the event.

For more information about this event or to learn more about the Black Mesa Water Coalition please visit their website at www.blackmesawatercoalition.org. To learn more about the Native Movement please visit, www.nativemovement.org.

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