[img_assist|nid=47|title=Sunrise Ceremony with Johnnie Bobb|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=640|height=480]We are delighted with our guest speakers: Johnnie Bobb, Bonnie Bobb and Randy Kelher.
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This year, Johnnie Bobb, a Western Shoshone spiritual person and Chief of the Western Shoshone National Council will join us. “It is the religious belief of the Western Shoshone that the earth is most sacred, this includes everything in it, upon it and above it. Therefore: it is the solemn duty of the Western Shoshone to protect Mother Earth from all forms of environmental destruction . . . . ” Johnnie will conduct a Sunrise Ceremony, Saturday morning, to honor and protect our Mother Earth and will speak from the heart and wisdom of the Western Shoshone tradition on living in harmony and environmental justice for all living beings.
Johnnie is a gentle man, perhaps a bit shy, with a sly sense of humor and a love for Newene Sogobia, the Western Shoshone Homeland, much of it now illegally occupied by the Nevada National Security Site.