Recent correspondence from the city has asked that the garden be removed by the end of April! Please follow the Og-Woi garden updates and suppport this project by signing the petition and writing city council members.
Camp Last Hope organized by Pandos leaders Dave John and Carl Moore reported by Audrey Lockie.
“…O.U.R’s (Our Unsheltered Relatives) is not just about feeding people—it’s also being there for people, acknowledging them [and] letting them voice whatever they have to voice.”
Around one year ago, O.U.R’s blossomed from a different catalyst. Moore and fellow Pandos Co-founder Dave John had helped set up and maintain Camp Last Hope, a westside campsite that hosted over 200 unsheltered residents until the city shut the camp down in February of 2021. Specifically, Moore and John would serve food at the camp on weekends and rejected the push to cease their services…”
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Utah Insight reports on the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women epidemic in Utah. Michelle Brown, Angela Romero, and Denae Shanidiin round table and discuss how data could be improved and what needs to change to keep Utah’s Native women safe.
Watch the episode on PBS Utah Season 3 Episode 4 | 27 minutes
Surge is an event elevating diverse speaker voices from rural and tribal communities along with experts in global and rural medical education in the Intermountain West. The narrative-oriented theme focuses on clinical care with arts-based strategies in medical education.
3rd Annual Interprofessional Symposium
In honor Utah’s Day of Remembrance Michelle Brown facilitated a conversation between Representative Angela Romero, and Denae Shanidiin of Ancestral Winds to discuss the initiatives and work done so far for Missing and Missing and Murdered Indigenous People’s. Romero is the co-chair of Utah’s Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls Task Force, formed in 2019.
Tune in and learn why it’s difficult to find an Indigenous person once they go missing. Hear from Denae Shanidiin of MMIwhoismissing and Restoring Ancestral Winds, Michelle Brown of the MMIW+Utah campaign of PANDOS, and Representative Angela Romero.
Listen to the full discussion on RadioACTive.
Jurisdictional loopholes, racial miscategorization, and no database for MMIW+ in Utah. Read the full story from KUTV. Pandos Michelle Brown shares her insight and Representative Angela Romero speaks on the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls Task Force with state law enforcement.
Dave John, treasurer of PANDOS and weekend chef at Camp Last Hope, connected the inception of Camp Last Hope to the closing of the Road Home in 2019.
“I hope the city [and] the state kind of look at the problem we have which they caused,” John said. “I remember delivering to the Road Home, and even though there were still people out there, at least they still had like 450 beds. But when they closed that down, it just made a big problem.”
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