2018-shift-festival-stoke-certified-take-your-shoes-off-campaign-dine-bikeyah

2018-shift-festival-stoke-certified-take-your-shoes-off-campaign-dine-bikeyah

Sacred cultural, historical, geological, and archaeological sites provide unique characteristics to event destinations by framing the history and culture that defines the region. Maintaining these sites and respecting the cultures who value them most, is something SHIFT inherently values as an organization dedicated to protecting public lands. SHIFT conducts year-round engagement and advocacy work to protect public lands and for 2018 they hosted Alastair Lee Bitsóí, communications director for Utah Diné Bikéyah, who debuted the Take Your Shoes Off campaign, which introduces the healing concept of reciprocity by helping participants connect to the land from a Native American perspective. Jonah Yellowman also kicked off the 2018 SHIFT Festival with an acknowledgement of the land, a request for permission to use its lifeforms for public health benefits, and a prayer of thanks for its assistance with our mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health.