Nuclear Free Great Basin Gathering
October 6th- 7th, 2001, Skull Valley Goshute Reservation, Utah

Hosted by Ohngo Gaudadeh Devia,

A project of the Nuclear Free Great Basin Campaign
P.O Box 1115 Salt Lake City, UT 84110
(801) 359-2614 or email:

Letter from Margene Bullcreek, Chairwoman of Ohngo Gaudadeh Devia Awareness, asking for your support and endorsement of the upcoming Nuclear Free Great Basin Gathering to be held on her land at the Skull Valley Goshute Reservation, October, 6th-7th, 2001. (More Gathering information below.)

Reply to this email to endorse this event and allow your organizational name to be used on soon to be produced flyers and material. Please feel free to send this email to other friends who might be interested in attending and supporting.

July 10, 2001

Dear Friends and supporters of Environmental Justice,

Ohngo Gaudadeh Devia Awareness (OGDA) would like to extend an invitation to you and your tribe or organization to support and join with us in our upcoming Nuclear Free Great Basin Gathering, October 6-7th, 2001, on my land at Skull Valley Reservation about 75 miles west of Salt Lake City, Utah. We are gathering to show our strong opposition to nuclear waste dumping on our traditional Native American lands. We would like to ask your endorsement and participation in this important event.

I would like to see you come to the gathering to share in the beauty, tranquillity, peacefulness and sacredness of our reservation and the land surrounding it. It would be an honor to have you come to the gathering to share and listen to the information about why we oppose the nuclear waste, not only on our lands, but all Native American lands. We are inviting you to join us in ceremony to pray for the lands and our people. To participate in dances and entertainment. We will feed you and take care of you as best as we can while you are here. Even though this is a very serious issue, we can still have fun together and enjoy the unity of a strong people from many different races and parts of the country.

Please come and join us, mark it on your calendar right now. And please endorse our gathering so that we can include your tribal or organization name on our information so that we can show the nuclear industry that we are united as a people and we wont let them dump their nuclear garbage on Native American lands.

Thank you.

Margene Bullcreek,
Ohngo Gaudadeh Devia Awareness

See Margene's full letter at
Ohngo Gaudadeh Devia is Goshute for Timber Setting Community

Nuclear Free Great Basin Gathering
October 6th- 7th, 2001, Skull Valley Goshute Reservation, Utah
Hosted by Ohngo Gaudadeh Devia,

Join with hundreds of people concerned about nuclear contamination for a special weekend of camping, education, ceremony, celebration and action, as we RESIST attempts by the nuclear industry to bring the nations nuclear waste, containing the most toxic substances ever created, to our beautiful, fragile western deserts.

Gathering schedule:

Friday Evening, October 5th:

Dinner, Open
Registration, Brief welcoming and orientation.
Campfire music and meeting each other in peace and friendship.

Saturday, October 6th:

Sunrise Ceremony
7:30am Breakfast
9am Welcoming and opening statements from Native Leaders
9:45am Presentation: Nuclear Free Great Basin Campaign
10am Nuclear Power and Nuclear Weapons = Nuclear Waste
11:30am Nuclear Waste Transportation Dangers
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Nuclear Utah
3:30pm Nuclear Racism and Environmental Justice
6pm Dinner
8pm Performance by local and native musicians. Drumming, singing and dancing

Sunday, October 7th

Sunrise Ceremony
7:30am Breakfast
9am Nuclear issues on Native Lands
10:30am Skull Valley History, current situation, planning for the future
1pm Lunch and Raffle to raise money for Ohngo Gaudadeh Devia
2:30pm Preparations for Procession, Press Conference and Rally at the proposed PFS site.
3:30pm Procession from camp to the proposed PFS site (about 2 miles)
4:30pm Press conference and Rally, with Native speakers and music
5pm Closing ceremony at the proposed PFS site
5:30pm Walk back to camp
6pm Dinner
Good-bye's and camp clean up.

Together we can:

- Learn from native and environmental experts and leaders about nuclear issues around the country and in the Great Basin.

- Learn how nuclear issues are intertwined with cultural and land rights issues of Native Americans and low-income communities.

- Learn about sane and sustainable alternatives to nuclear energy and nuclear waste dumping.

- Celebrate our strength and diversity.

- Raise an inspired and united voice of resistance and opposition the nuclear industry's plan.

- Demand immediate clean up and containment of current leaking nuclear facilities.

This gathering is hosted and led by Ohngo Gaudadeh Devia, (Goshute for "Timbersetting Community") a grassroots group of tribal members opposed to the proposed PFS dump at Skull Valley.

There will be daily sunrise spiritual ceremonies that are open for all to attend as well as other Native led prayers and ceremonies during the weekend.

We ask that all gathering participants respect the land, our Goshute hosts and the traditional ways and ceremonies of the indigenous people.

Please do not bring any weapons, drugs, alcohol or negative energy.

Come prepared for hot days and cold nights. Food and water will be provided for everyone. Bring snacks, water bottles and your own dishes.

We are asking a $25 donation from those who are camping to help pay for the food, portapotties and logistics. If you are just coming for the day we are asking a $10 donation. NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS!

Directions: Take Exit 77 off of I-80 (45 miles west of Salt Lake City) head south on 196. Go 25 miles and look for signs. There will be a dirt road to the left heading to the camp parking lot. If you enter the Skull Valley Goshute Reservation you have gone about 1/4 mile too far.

For more information please visit our web page at

Reinard Knutsen
Shundahai Network
Nuclear Free Great Basin Campaign
PO Box 1115, Salt Lake City UT 84110
(801) 359-2614