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Our goal is to raise funds to print our anthology, Turtle Island to Abya Yala, in full color and in a way that is environmentally safe.
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Macha Femme

38 backers pledged $8,142 to help bring this project to life.


Dear Supporter and Friends of Malinalli Press,

Thank you for helping us reach our goal to publish Turtle Island to Abya Yala!    We have 2 hours left and are at 80% funded. If you know someone who has expressed interest in helping us, now is the time to kindly remind them.


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Women of First Nations Poetry and Music Benefit (6.16.11)

Macha Femme & Malinalli Press presents: Turtle Island to Abya Yala, A Women of First Nations Poetry and Music Benefit - Featuring Ta’c wees. This special event will take place on Thursday, June 16th from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists. Refreshments will be provided. Children and families are encouraged to attend. All are welcome. This is a drug and alcohol free event.

Poets who will be sharing their work from the forthcoming book, Turtle Island to Abya Yala, include Sherry Wilson (Dine/Pee Posh), Amy JB Wagner (Pomo/Concow), Luna Maia (Yaqui), Brianna Lea Pruett (Cherokee), Mica Valdez (Mexica), Jaynie Weye Hlapsi (Yaqui), Marjorie Jensen (Powhatan), and Pennie Opal Plant (Yaqui/Cherokee/Choctaw), with a special guest performance by Ta'c wees (Traditional Acapella).

“Turtle Island” has signified North America for many First Nations peoples and is derived from the Haudenosaunee/Iroquois creation story of Sky Woman and Turtle Island.  “Abya Yala” is the name given by the Kuna Nation of Panama that is commonly used by many South American Native peoples to describe the continent known as America and means, "land in its full maturity."

Over 60 Native American and Latina women poets and visual artists will use all proceeds from this event to print an anthology on the theme of love.  An anonymous donor has pledged to match all donations up to $200.00 for the publishing project. If you are not able to attend this event, but would like to support the project a secure on-line donation may be made at:

Turtle Island to Abya Yala, A Women of First Nations Poetry and Music Benefit - Featuring Ta’c wees: 

Thursday, June 16th, 7pm-8:30pm, Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, Fellowship Hall, 1924 Cedar Street (at Bonita Avenue), Berkeley, CA.  

Suggested Donation: $5 (BFUU members) $10 (general public)                                 
No one turned away for lack of funds.

tel. 510.841.4824

This event is co-sponsored by Gathering Tribes and SNAG.


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