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Read the Governor's Proclamation
Read the Colorado Governor's Proclamation, establishing May 24th as Crestone Day.
Chief Leon Shenandoah Speech to the United Nations
Message delivered to the UN by Special Advisor to the Manitou Foundation Board
"Brothers, listen to the words of the Creator given to the first United Nations, the Houdenosaunee, over one thousand years ago."
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Hanne Strong's 2016 Speech to Shumei
"These are critical times. In critical times, it is of the utmost importance to realistically assess and address the situation in a very direct, practical way. It does not matter what philosophy we hold or what religion we follow. We cannot avoid the reality of our environment, our social systems, and our personal consciousness. The crisis is as close as the earth we stand on, the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the sun we live beneath."
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