Birds ‘n Bites via Zoom: Native American Voices on Healing the Great Salt Lake

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May 17, 2022 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Please join us Tuesday, May 17 at 7:00 PM for a virtual presentation by Darren Parry, former chairman of the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation, on the importance of including Native American wisdom as we seek to preserve and protect the Great Salt Lake from the many human-caused predations. In a public, virtual lecture at the University of Utah covered by the Salt Lake Tribune earlier this year, Parry said indigenous people value the spiritual nature of land, water, and people.

“Western worldviews say that the land and its resources should be available for development and extraction for the benefit of humans,” he said. “Indigenous worldviews believe that the land is sacred and is only given by the creator to be carefully and lovingly maintained.”

Parry is the author of the recently published, The Bear River Massacre: A Shoshone History, and ran for election (Democratic Party) to the US House to represent Utah’s 1st Congressional District. He lost in the general election on November 3, 2020.