Protect Alaska's Coast: Rally & Testimony (Feb 21 Anchorage AK)
Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

Protect Alaska's Coast: Rally & Testimony (Feb 21 Anchorage AK)

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Join us Wednesday Feb 21st, 6:00 pm at the Dena’ina Center to hear the voices of people from coastal communities and submit public testimony for our shared opposition to the expansion of offshore drilling in Alaskan's oceans. 

This is the ONLY hearing being held for the entire state of Alaska.

The current offshore drilling proposal will continue Alaska on an unsustainable economic and ecologic path if developed. We must raise our voices to ensure this exploration and development does not occur in our waters. The opportunity for written or spoken comment will be provided. 
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President Trump’s Interior Department has proposed opening essentially the entirety of the U.S. continental shelf waters for oil & gas exploration, including almost all of Alaska’s coasts. This represents an unprecedented threat to coastal communities and Indigenous livelihoods, the environments they depend on, and our global climate as we far exceed safe levels of fossil fuel use.

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From Standing Rock to Herring Rock: Protecting the Sacred (Jan 10 Sitka AK)
Jan
10
6:00 PM18:00

From Standing Rock to Herring Rock: Protecting the Sacred (Jan 10 Sitka AK)

Join the Herring Rock Water Protectors and the Sitka Health Summit Historical Trauma Working Group for a screening of "Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock," a story of Native-led defiance of the Dakota Access Pipeline, followed by the locally-produced "A Herring Opera," which explores the connections and conflicts between humans, nature and technology during the herring sac roe fishery. The films will be followed by a short community discussion of the connections between colonization, resource management, and historical trauma. 

This event is free and open to all! However, we will be accepting donations to help cover travel costs for Native elders for the upcoming Herring Koo.eex'! We hope to see you there!

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 Indigenous People's Day (Oct 9 Nome AK)
Oct
9
12:00 AM00:00

Indigenous People's Day (Oct 9 Nome AK)

Celebrate and acknowledge the contributions made by Alaska's First Peoples. Indigenous Peoples Day is part of an effort to recognize and honor the existence, culture, and contributions of the original inhabitants ont he day that has been observed as Columbus Day. 

Let's reflect. Let's show pride and share our beautiful culture. Let's enjoy traditional healthy foods. Let's wear our traditional clothing. Let's increase awareness and and reveal historical truths about genocide and oppression of Indigenous peoples across America.

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Indigenous Flood - United Nations : NYC - Come to New York!
Apr
24
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. http://bit.ly/PFIIRegistration

Deadline March 30th 2017


Inexpensive Bus resources : 
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March for Science Homer
Apr
22
3:00 PM15:00

March for Science Homer

The March for Science is a celebration of science. It's about the very real role that science plays in each of our lives and the need to respect and encourage research that gives us insight into the world.  

Meet at Homer High School parking lot at 3pm and we'll march down Pioneer Avenue to Homer Council on the Arts for a short outdoor program. Dress to Express that you're  #HomerHookedOnScience

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March For Science Seward
Apr
22
10:00 AM10:00

March For Science Seward

The March for Science champions robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. We unite as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for science that upholds the common good and for political leaders and policy makers to enact evidence-based policies in the public interest.

Join us on Earth Day at 10:00 am and show the world that the citizens of Seward support science! Our march route and length will be determined at our first planning meeting. So...

Our first planning meeting is ... well who knows?! We need to have one ASAP but we are having trouble finding a venue to host us after work hours. Anyone know of a place? In the meantime, we will be working on it and hope to have an answer soon. Check back for more details. Thanks!

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March for Science Tok, Alaska
Apr
22
10:00 AM10:00

March for Science Tok, Alaska

Many members of our small community are deeply concerned about the current administration's attitude and policies towards science. We will join our scientists and science supporters from around the world to take a stand and make our voices heard in protest as we march to support all science and to safeguard the scientific community, process, and data. "The mischaracterization of science as a partisan issue, which has given policymakers permission to reject overwhelming evidence, is a critical and urgent matter. It is time for people who support scientific research and evidence-based policies to take a public stand and be counted."
(https://www.marchforscience.com/)

The March will start at 10:00am at the Memorial Park near the highway junction in downtown Tok. We ask participants to meet at the part between 9:30 and 9:45am. Please park at the park or the library parking lots. The March route will go east along the AK highway for about 0.5 miles, them turn around and go back west, then south on the Tok Cut-off, down to the mini mart, then back to the park.

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March for Science & Renewable Juneau Fair
Apr
22
9:00 AM09:00

March for Science & Renewable Juneau Fair

Come take a stand at the March for Science and then celebrate local solutions at the Renewable Juneau Fair!

Please see our website for more information: http://marchforsciencejuneau.weebly.com/

ON EARTH DAY:

The March will start at the Capitol and feature a range of speakers. Fill out a postcard and then walk with us to the Federal Building where we’ll take a photo of everyone mailing their postcards. Then we’ll head over to JDHS to play, network, and learn about solutions right in our own back yard!

THE MARCH FOR SCIENCE - Juneau: 9 am @ the Capitol

A science movement is building, and will make its way onto the streets on Earth Day! Around the world scientists are preparing to break the silence of the field, leave the lab and step outside the ivory tower to take on Washington D.C.

Science unites everyone. From climate change, to education and public health; science has no race, gender, age, or religion. It celebrates diversity: genetic diversity, biodiversity, racial diversity, economic diversity and cultural diversity. That’s why this is an inclusive march for everyone who supports political decisions based on data rather than dollars.

RENEWABLE JUNEAU FAIR: 10-2 @JDHS

After the march, Renewable Juneau is hosting a celebration of local solutions. Whether you want to learn about Electric cars, indigenous culture, local food, or how you can plug in politically. We’ve got solutions for you!

This will be a family-friendly, fun event with art, music, and even yoga classes for the young and the young at heart! Come be part of the solution.

FOR MORE INFO:

Please see our local website: http://marchforsciencejuneau.weebly.com/

And check out the nationwide March for Science campaign at https://www.marchforscience.com/ 

"THE MARCH FOR SCIENCE CHAMPIONS PUBLICLY FUNDED AND PUBLICLY COMMUNICATED SCIENCE AS A PILLAR OF HUMAN FREEDOM AND PROSPERITY. WE UNITE AS A DIVERSE, NONPARTISAN GROUP TO CALL FOR SCIENCE THAT UPHOLDS THE COMMON GOOD, AND FOR POLITICAL LEADERS AND POLICYMAKERS TO ENACT EVIDENCE-BASED POLICIES IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST.”

Or email us at renewablejuneau@gmail.com

Renewable Juneau is a non-profit organization promoting local, renewable energy to create a healthy, prosperous, and low-carbon future for Juneau. www.renewablejuneau.org

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Chugach Electric Snow River Dam Public Information Session-Anchorage
Apr
17
7:00 PM19:00

Chugach Electric Snow River Dam Public Information Session-Anchorage

Chugach Electric is holding its first of two public information sessions at the Lakefront Anchorage Hotel on Monday April 17th.  

Chugach needs to hear from the public at this critical stage of their dam project. They are very serious about building 3 dams on the Snow River and compelling public outrage is absolutely necessary to stop this project in its tracks.

-Chugach wants to waste $1,000,000 of their customer's money to study the feasibility of 3 dams on the Snow River. If they spent 30 minutes searching Google, they would find over 70 years of rejected and abandoned dam proposals on the Snow River.  
-Chugach has stated that they anticipate Alaska will have a flat demand for new electricity
-Chugach built a natural gas-fired plant 4 years ago and now claims they don't have a reliable source for natural gas
-Chugach calls this dam project a "concept," yet has received an initial permit issued by FERC
-Chugach has failed to research the over 70 years worth of failed and rejected dam proposals on the Snow River. Chugach also has ignored the overwhelming evidence from decades and decades of studies of the Snow River Corridor and how special it is.
-We have transmission issue on the Railbelt that, if addressed, would save ratepayers 10s of millions of dollars. This, in addition to the 6 utilities not working together efficiently, is costing ratepayers daily

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WELLS FARGO BANK Divest itself Water Is Life!
Mar
25
10:00 AM10:00

WELLS FARGO BANK Divest itself Water Is Life!

Wells Fargo, by its own admission, is "one of the largest lenders to the energy sector," and therefore they are influential stakeholders in the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), thus have great responsibility to environmental sustainability and the rights of indigenous peoples, the water protectors.

DAPL and other pipelines across our nation threaten our safe drinking water, food sources, wild life and the environment.

Join with us to demand that Wells Fargo divest now!!!!

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KNBA Live with Meda DeWitt, Chris Kavelin, and Laurie Cropley.
Mar
25
10:00 AM10:00

KNBA Live with Meda DeWitt, Chris Kavelin, and Laurie Cropley.

Water is Life. On Laurie Cropley's show Hold Each Other Up, guest host Meda DeWitt will be visiting with Dr. Chris Kavelin. We will be discussing traditional healing and traditional ecological technologies for the healing of people and the earth. With a special focus on healing our water "Our first Medicine" through indigenous technologies.

You can tune in on 90.3 KNBA in Anchorage Alaska, audio stream from the web at www.knba.org, OR watch the facebook livestream!!!

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Alaskans Stand for Standing Rock Panel Discussion
Mar
12
2:00 PM14:00

Alaskans Stand for Standing Rock Panel Discussion

Alaskans Stand with Standing Rock Panel Discussion
�March 12th 2-4pm at APU Theater
Faith Gemmill, Lisa Wade, Samuel Johns, �E.J. David, Margaret O.H. David, and Meda DeWitt

Think Global - Act Local
Water Is Life - Mni Wiconi�
On March 12th Alaskans will come together to discuss: their experiences at Standing Rock, how to support the movement, and how this movement relates to Alaska.
Clean water is your human right.
www.facebook.com/ak4sr

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