Oct 23: Defend the Water day of action

Native Water Ceremony – Noon
Join us at the Point State Park Fountain - at the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio Rivers. Stand in solidarity with members of the Seneca community and other Native and faith leaders to protect our rivers and waters.

March – 1 p.m.
We will march from Point State Park down Liberty Avenue past the EQT global headquarters to 10th Street where we will walk through the tunnel under the David L. Lawrence Convention Center to the Three Rivers Heritage Trail along the Allegheny River.

Rally – 2 p.m.
Join us for a rally outside the Shale Insight Conference at the Convention Center where representatives from the oil & gas industry, government, academia and others are plotting a future for gas and petrochemicals in the Ohio River Valley and around the world. We will hear many speakers representing Native communities, youth leaders, public health experts and others. Enjoy music performances, drumming and dancing!

Decolonizing Green Power
Panel Discussion – 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Renewable energy is a new frontier for economic growth. Facing increased global pressure to curb emissions, the companies most responsible for planetary global warming are erecting wind farms, building solar panels, and expanding renewable energy infrastructure without reducing their investments in the extraction economy. These companies are not the only ones investing in the power of the sun. Building on centuries of Indigenous knowledge about the sun’s power to give life, Indigenous communities around the continent are modeling a solar energy future that breaks from the profit motive. This panel considers green energy as a site for decolonization, asking how Indigenous activists are advancing an alternative future for green energy by connecting green technology development to the grassroots movements resisting fossil fuel expansion.

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