Indigenous Flood - United Nations : NYC - Come to New York!
to May 5

Indigenous Flood - United Nations : NYC - Come to New York!

The Flood never came to Standing Rock, so let's bring the Flood to the United Nations. 

From April 24th to May 5th the United Nations in New York City is holding the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, also known as PFII. Typically, these forums lack Native American representation, and often have Non-Natives speaking on behalf of Natives and their issues. This ends now. 

For two weeks, we need to show New York, The UN, and the world that Indigenous People are here, and can speak for themselves. 

The world will not forget what happened at Standing Rock. The world will no longer ignore the conditions on reservations, and the issues effecting indigenous people around the globe. 3/4 of the world's population are indigenous, and it's time they stop forgetting that. 

There are multiple levels of events within this forum, some more exclusive than others. We want to come out in full force at every level. From top to bottom. From panels at the UN headquarters to flash mob round dances in Time Square, we are going to Flood New York City. 

Whether you are registered for the forum or not, we are asking for all indigenous people and allies to come to New York City and show your support. As the strongest of warriors take the United Nations to speak, they will have the support of their brothers and sisters outside, praying, singing, marching and standing in solidarity. 

Thousands came to Standing Rock. Thousands came to DC. And we can do the same in New York City. 

We are planning a plethora of events, from demonstrations, to speaking engagements, to gatherings and dances and celebrations. For two weeks, let's make New York City our new home. 

More details to come as this develops and grows. 

If you would like to register your own group for the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII) in New York City.

Deadline March 30th 2017

Inexpensive Bus resources :

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March for Science - Rocket City on April 22!
1:00 PM13:00

March for Science - Rocket City on April 22!

The March for Science: Rocket City is a local chapter of the National March for Science, focused on celebrating the unique STEM-oriented culture we have here in our area, encouraging our elected representatives to enact evidence-based policy in line with that culture, and supporting local organizations which promote science and tirelessly work to make science accessible to people of all ages.

In recognition of that STEM heritage, we'll be marching from the our great local research institution of UAH to Huntsville's own Space and Rocket Center. 

This is a truly non-partisan, family friendly march that isn't focused on any singular science related issue, this is about reminding our representatives how important well funded, empirical, peer reviewed science of all kinds is to our economic success.

More info, as well as tips for the march at

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A Viscous Cycle: a benefit for Gasp & Alabama Rivers Alliance
4:00 PM16:00

A Viscous Cycle: a benefit for Gasp & Alabama Rivers Alliance

What do you get when you blend a delicious dose of wit with a scoop of silliness and add a dash social awareness? A Viscous Cycle: Thick Comedy. Gwen Sunkel and Carson Tumey are making names for themselves in the Indianapolis comedy scene and now they’re bringing their unique brand of comedy to a city near you. They’ll be joined by local comedians Chris Ivey and Hallie Tarpley for a night of hilarity you won’t want to miss. The Birmingham show benefits Gasp and the Alabama Rivers Alliance.

VIP Reception: 4–5 p.m.
General admission: Doors open at 5 p.m.
Show starts at 5:30 p.m.

Cahaba Brewing Company
4500 5th Ave South, Building C
Birmingham, AL 35222

Student: $5 (w/valid student ID)
General Admission: $10
VIP: $35*

*includes 2 drink tickets + food from Rojo (!!!) + membership to Gasp & Alabama Rivers Alliance

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Alabama Water Rally
to Mar 19

Alabama Water Rally

Alabama Water Rally is the annual conference of the Alabama Rivers Alliance. This is the premier educational and networking and celebratory event for Alabamians interested in #CleanWater and protection of all our waterways. The conference moves to different regions of the state each year so that it is accessible to citizens from all parts of Alabama. In 2017, we will be celebrating our 20th year anniversary and will return to our first location — wonderful, wonderful Camp McDowell.

Register HERE


Alabama Rivers Alliance will be celebrating our 20th year anniversary at the Alabama Water Rally in 2017. We wholeheartedly want you there to help us celebrate our past successes as a river movement, while we collaborate on how to best defend our rivers now and for years to come. 

Questions? Please contact Martha Hunter at mhunter (at) or at 205-322-6395

Alabama Water Rally


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NoDAPL: a Benefit Show for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
8:00 PM20:00

NoDAPL: a Benefit Show for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

#NODAPL: A Benefit Show for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe & Protesters

Come out and stand in solidarity with Standing Rock. A portion of the sales from Eclipse will go to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe as well as anything directly donated to us. 

Entertainment provided by: 
Caylan Sallas
a really cool guy influenced by jazz, r&b, and folk. 

Soul Karnival
a Blues Jazz, Reggae, Funk, Hip Hop, Egyptian Heavy Metal, Rock band centered in Fort Payne, Alabama.

Shaheed and DJ Supreme
Communicating Vessels' recording artists Shaheed and DJ Supreme are one of hip hops' most consistent groups. Hailing from Birmingham, AL Shaheed and DJ Supreme don't fit the mold of most typical dirty south artists as they are practitioners of traditional boom-bap hip hop.

We will also have John Wathen, the Hurricane Creekkeeper, joining us to talk about his personal experience at Standing Rock.

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Environmental Management Commission meeting
11:00 AM11:00

Environmental Management Commission meeting

The seven-member Environmental Management Commission, whose members are appointed to six-year terms by the governor and subject to confirmation by the Alabama Senate, is charged with developing the state’s environmental policy, hearing administrative appeals of permits, administrative orders and variances issued by the Department, adopting environmental regulations and selecting an ADEM director.

Alabama Rivers Alliance attends each of these meetings and the public is invited to attend as well.

Environmental Management Commission 

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