UTSR welcomes the formation of PANDOS in Salt Lake City

Upcoming events in Salt Lake City organized by PANDOS. This is their newsletter announcing the events. Consider how you can support local events that connect the issues around, water, air, and climate justice. We all have a lot to learn. Can you attend? Can you do more?


Welcome to PANDOS.

Inspired by the struggle at Standing Rock, we are a newly formed group of activists, community leaders, and compassionate humans. PANDOS peacefully advocates for basic human and environmental rights, primarily Native rights, and organizes support to encourage dialogue and the protection of our shared home. In this first newsletter you will learn about upcoming opportunities to be informed and stay engaged…read on!




The Utah Native American Candidate Forum
Wednesday, October 26, 6:00-9:00 PM
The Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake
120 West 1300 South, Salt Lake City

PANDOS is excited to join with The Utah League of Native American Voters for the inaugural Native American Issues Forum. This interactive forum, between candidates for federal and state office and Tribal Leaders and Native American community leaders, will be the first ever forum hosted by the Native American voting bloc in Utah, in partnership with allies and friends, to discuss Native American issues and concerns in Utah electoral politics.

Click here to visit the Facebook Event Page and RSVP.

In Utah politics, tribes are often lumped in with public lands management issues or multicultural policy. Tribes have a unique political and legal relationship with the state and federal government and deserve to have their voices heard.

Tribes make up about 1.5% of the Utah’s population. High school drop out rates are the highest among Native students, poverty hovers around 60% and unemployment rates around 50% on reservations and within urban communities.

Issues ranging from land management, water rights, natural resource extraction and fossil fuel development, protection of sacred sites, culturally competent education, employment in economies crippled by federal and state law, adequate representation and acknowledgement in key decision-making structures, homeless native youth, violence in the native LGBTQ community, domestic violence, substance abuse, and so forth mark a series of issues not addressed and often ignored by elected officials and the current cadre of candidates.

PANDOS will be hosting a booth at the event and is seeking Volunteers to help! Click here to sign-up to volunteer. We need folks to help set-up, sign-up supporters, and work the Native Taco station.

Standing Rock Frontline Report with Carl Moore
PANDOS activists traveled to Standing Rock this past weekend to support the Stand Off at Standing Rock. Click here or the image below to watch the report.

Today at #StandingRock. #noDAPL This is real people…

Posted by Carl Moore on Saturday, October 22, 2016

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A Call to Action: Ute Nation Protests the Public Lands Initiative
Who: The Ute Tribe, public land activists, and you!
What: Protest & March against the Public Lands Initiative illegal land grab of Tribal and sacred lands
Where: Wallace F. Bennett Federal Building, 125 S. State St., Salt Lake City
When: Thursday, October 27, 5:30 PM

Note: March will begin at 5:30 and proceed up State Street to the Utah Capitol Building. For the disabled and elderly, please join us at the Capitol Steps at 6:00 PM for remarks.
Calling All Volunteers…
PANDOS is has a great line-up of outreach events planned in the next couple weeks.  Help us expand the movement and gather strength for Standing Rock and other initiatives. Many of you have indicated you want to volunteer with PANDOS at our next event or action. Check out the list of upcoming events below and then click the action button to sign up and add your power to the movement!

Utah Native American Candidate Forum
Hosted by: Utah League of Native American Voters
Wednesday, October 26th
6:00 – 9:00 PM
The Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake
120 West 1300 South, Salt Lake City

Utah Indigenous Day
Hosted by: Utah Division of Indian Affairs

Saturday, November 4th
6:00 PM Doors | 7:00 PM Program
Thanksgiving Point, Red Barn
3003 Thanksgiving Way, Lehi

Student Diversity & Inclusion Center’s #NoDAPL Panel
Hosted By: Westminster College
Monday, November 7th
12:00 – 1:00 PM
Westminster College’s Gore Auditorium
1840 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City


One thought on “UTSR welcomes the formation of PANDOS in Salt Lake City

  1. This is beautiful to know. I went to the urban Indian center, they had no knowledge of any group yet in early October. Glad to see that has changed. We have a place that does a monthly show, and I have made sure that I have kept our audience informed all summer long. Please come and share our space.

    Peace Hawk

    Painted Note
    1483 S. Major St.
    SLC, UT 84115

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