Pandos Presents Bears Ears Documentary Film Preview

Pandos Presents Bears Ears Documentary Film Preview

Attend a special pre-screening of our Bears Ears documentary Borders, and stay for a discussion to follow the screening. You will also get a preview of our First Annual “Defend the Sacred” Pow Wow, coming up in September. You will have the opportunity to bid on silent auction items, with proceeds to benefit the Pow Wow fund.

Pandos has been working hard since September 2016 to fight for Indigenous rights and Environmental Rights. Your financial support would be greatly appreciated. You can help us fulfill our mission and help promote cultural understanding and education while bidding on beautiful works of art during this silent auction. We will also have speakers during this event letting the public know about PANDOS and what issues we have been working on and what events we are planning for the near future. This is a free event to enter.

Speakers for the evening:
Carl Moore
Lindsay Beebe
Dave John
Carol Surveyor

Protect Sacred Land White Mesa

Protect Sacred Land White Mesa

If you were moved by the struggle at Standing Rock and now want to help a similar fight for justice right here in our Utah lands, come learn about the White Mesa Mill and Canyon Mine and how it will impact the First Nations communities living around it as well as how it will pollute our sacred sites.

​Join PANDOS on Tuesday May 2nd from 6:30-8pm at the Downtown SLC Library in Conference Room #4 on the 4th floor. We are honored to be able to have Yolanda Bad Back joining us from the White Mesa Ute Tribe to inform the SLC community about the risks of uranium pollution to the White Mesa and surrounding areas. Please support Native Sovereignty and Environmental Protection. For more information go to https://www.haulno.org/

University of Utah Invites Pandos to Discuss Cultural Appropriation

University of Utah Invites Pandos to Discuss Cultural Appropriation

We were thrilled to be joined by students and people of all races, creeds, and genders during our Discussion on Cultural Appropriation on Monday March 27 from 6:30-8:30 pm at the U of U Behavioral Science Building on 332 South 1400 East in SLC.

We appreciate the turnout from the community and the amazing job done by Wazir Jefferson as the moderator and our presenters:​
Ella Mendoza, Co-Founder of Utah’s Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement
Heilala Fu’itahi Potesio, Utah Pacific Islander Civic Engagement Coalition
Brenda Dao, Graduate Assistant for the Women’s Resource Center at the University of Utah
James Hernandez, PANDOS Education Chair
Yolanda Francisco-Nez, Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office of Diversity & Human Rights, Director​
and the closing prayer by : Butch Russell, PANDOS Spiritual Advisor

After the discussion, we had some great questions from the audience (both from those physically present and others attending via our livestream) that were coming from a genuine place of concern and wanting to learn, something we’re very grateful for.

Solidarity with Standing Rock

Cassandra Begay – The Pandos Tribal Liaison – went to Park City to stand in solidarity with Standing Rock water protectors and to interview LaDonna Brave Bulll, the founder of the first resistance camp (Sacred Stone) in Standing Rock, and Sarrain Fox, host of the Rise documentary series.

University of Utah Invites Pandos To Facilitate Dialogue Surrounding Dakota Access Pipeline

University of Utah Invites Pandos To Facilitate Dialogue Surrounding Dakota Access Pipeline

The Bachelor of Social Work Student Association & Voices of Diversity welcomed the public to come learn about the controversy and social justice issues surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. They also accepted donations of money and supplies to support water protectors in North Dakota. Supplies collected included: blankets, winter sleeping bags, bulk food supplies, propane, winter clothing, and medical supplies.

Featured Presenters Were :
Carl Moore, PANDOS Chairperson
Jenn Jackson, PANDOS Co-Chair
Elijah Amodt, PANDOS Technology & Social Media Officer
Cassandra Begay, PANDOS Tribal Liason