Officials with the Malheur National Forest said this week that around 600 Rainbow Family members are already camped at a gathering site near Flagtail Meadow with an additional 10,000 and 30,000 arriving by July 4. Forest Service said it had already made two arrests, handed out 31 warnings and written up three violation notices as of Tuesday.
The Rainbow Family of Light is a loosely organized group that gathers in a different location each year for several days of music, camping, and prayers for world peace. Some locals were 'furious', and a Native American tribe says the campsite is located on their ancestral territory. Rancher Loren Stout, who has a federal grazing permit on land adjacent to the event site, was upset, saying the Forest Service would punish ranchers if they ignored permit requirements and tapped a spring for drinking water like the Rainbow Family has done.'People are furious over this,' Stout told the Blue Mountain Eagle, a weekly newspaper in John Day. It's the different standards.'A Native American tribe, the Burns Paiute, said the Oregon site is within its ancestral territory, and asked for attendees to be respectful.'This land is sacred to us, and we hope they respect it,' Burns Paiute Tribal Chairman Joe De La Rosa said in a statement Thursday.
And that’s actually great because it makes it more diverse to have everyone gather together to make friends.”Fu Zheng, the show’s other producer, told Sixth Tone that the show is a “diverse social show” aimed at China’s younger generations.
“People born after 1985 or 1990, they don’t have these barriers of gender distinction in their social lives,” he said.
It is longstanding Rainbow Family consensus that nobody has ever, or ever will represent the Rainbow Family.
By Sarah Olsen, A federal response team has come to Vermont to prepare for what is expected to be a gathering of 10,000 to 20,000 people in the next few weeks in the Green Mountain National Forest of Mount Tabor.
Officials with the Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forest said they expect as many as 20,000 people.
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Concern is growing in a conservative, remote corner of Oregon as people start arriving in a national forest for a Rainbow Family of Living Light annual gathering, a counter-culture event expected to draw thousands.Many of our traditions are based on Native American traditions, and we have a strong orientation to take care of the the Earth.