Standing Rock Legal Update and Urgent Call to Action (Aug 16th- Bend, OR)
Aug
16
7:00pm 7:00pm

Standing Rock Legal Update and Urgent Call to Action (Aug 16th- Bend, OR)

You’re invited to a special evening with social justice attorneys Chase Iron Eyes and Daniel Sheehan of the Lakota People's Law Project.

In spring of 2016, a movement was born at Standing Rock. When the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) was rerouted to the reservation, endangering its sacred water supply, Lakota elders asked allies to rally to their cause, symbolized by the phrase: “Mni Wiconi—Water is Life.” Hundreds of thousands of you answered their call.

Revelations of illegal paramilitary tactics employed by private security firms against Chase and other peaceful water protectors on the front lines underscore that our very democracy is at stake. This forum provides a unique opportunity to engage with two generational voices sharing first-hand accounts of this historic movement and the legal battles being waged in the Dakotas.

At this very special event, Chase will share his compelling narrative and timely perspective, and you’ll see a video presentation from Danny describing how the subjugation of indigenous peoples in the Dakotas is, in fact, an attack on our essential freedoms.

We invite you to join us for this exceptional evening. Together, let's continue to answer and advance the call to unite at this critical hour.

Please RSVP here today, and arrive on time with your tickets to be guaranteed admission. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/standing-rock-legal-update-and-urgent-call-to-action-tickets-36700559361

About Chase and Danny:
Chase Iron Eyes is a citizen of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the 2016 Democratic candidate for North Dakota’s congressional seat, Chase serves as lead counsel of the Lakota People’s Law Project and stood on the front lines of the fight against DAPL. Targeted by militarized private security in league with law enforcement, he now faces ten years in prison if convicted of a pair of felony charges falsely levied against him.

Daniel Sheehan is president of the Romero Institute and a renowned constitutional attorney. As chief defense counsel for Chase Iron Eyes, his legal strategy will expose the collusion between government, industry and militarized security to suppress Native populations and the right of all Americans to peacefully demonstrate.

This event is generously sponsored by Nomadics Tipi Makers. For more information email Jennifer@lakotalaw.org.

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Standing Rock Legal Update and Urgent Call to Action (Aug 15th- Portland, OR)
Aug
15
7:00pm 7:00pm

Standing Rock Legal Update and Urgent Call to Action (Aug 15th- Portland, OR)

  • 1226 Southwest Salmon Street Portland, OR, 97205 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

You’re invited to a special evening with social justice attorneys Chase Iron Eyes and Daniel Sheehan of the Lakota People's Law Project.

In spring of 2016, a movement was born at Standing Rock. When the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) was rerouted to the reservation, endangering its sacred water supply, Lakota elders asked allies to rally to their cause, symbolized by the phrase: “Mni Wiconi—Water is Life.” Hundreds of thousands of you answered their call.

Revelations of illegal paramilitary tactics employed by private security firms against Chase and other peaceful water protectors on the front lines underscore that our very democracy is at stake. This forum provides a unique opportunity to engage with two generational voices sharing first-hand accounts of this historic movement and the legal battles being waged in the Dakotas. 

At this very special event, Chase will share his compelling narrative and timely perspective, and you’ll see a video presentation from Danny describing how the subjugation of indigenous peoples in the Dakotas is, in fact, an attack on our essential freedoms.

We invite you to join us for this exceptional evening. Together, let's continue to answer and advance the call to unite at this critical hour.

RSVP at our Eventbrite page and arrive on time with your tickets to be guaranteed admission. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/standing-rock-legal-update-and-urgent-call-to-action-tickets-36674057092

About Chase and Danny:
Chase Iron Eyes is a citizen of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the 2016 Democratic candidate for North Dakota’s congressional seat, Chase serves as lead counsel of the Lakota People’s Law Project and stood on the front lines of the fight against DAPL. Targeted by militarized private security in league with law enforcement, he now faces ten years in prison if convicted of a pair of felony charges falsely levied against him.

Daniel Sheehan is president of the Romero Institute and a renowned constitutional attorney. As chief defense counsel for Chase Iron Eyes, his legal strategy will expose the collusion between government, industry and militarized security to suppress Native populations and the right of all Americans to peacefully demonstrate.

This event is generously sponsored by Community for the Earth and First Unitarian Church, Portland. Email jennifer@lakotalaw.org for more information.

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Awake: A Dream From Standing Rock
Aug
2
7:00pm 7:00pm

Awake: A Dream From Standing Rock

Movie Night for Life.Art.Being Integrative Arts Festival
Wednesday, August 2 at 7:00 p.m.
Clinton Street Theater
pre-booked tickets $10 before July 25. $13 at the door.

Learn more at www.lifeartbeing.org

We are honored to screen this newly released film, telling the story of the#NODAPL Native-led resistance against the construction of the $3.7 billion Dakota Access Pipeline under the Missouri River at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.

Awake, A Dream From Standing Rock is a feature-length documentary directed by Academy Award nominated filmmaker and activist Josh Fox (Gasland, How To Let Go Of The World And Learn To Love Everything Climate Can’t Change), Academy Award nominated filmmaker James Spione (Incident In New Baghdad) and indigenous filmmaker and Digital Smoke Signals founder Myron Dewey.

From the Water Protectors at Standing Rock, we can learn a deep mode of engagement with the world. One that reminds us that we do not have to act alone as individuals, but rather, can find our strength as a collective of ecological beings in cahoots with the larger breathing world.

First, join us for the Planetary Dance movement ritual on Saturday, July 29, where we dedicate our art and our dance to benefit the waters of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. Then, widen the frame of perception to include all water, and those who protect the most vulnerable parts of our world, both human and elemental.

Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock will deepen and inspire our sense of stewardship, and give context to our practices throughout this year’s Life.Art.Being festival.

More details and the official trailer can be viewed on the ticket page.
Proceeds to benefit Indigenous Media Fund and Pipeline Fighers Fund.

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Festival Noon: "Standing Rock - More Than A Pipeline"
Jul
29
12:00pm12:00pm

Festival Noon: "Standing Rock - More Than A Pipeline"

Talk: “Standing Rock: More than a Pipeline,” with James Davis (Development Director, The Language Conservancy).

Tickets are $12: $10 for members; $8 for youths 6-17. Tickets available at the Box Office: 800-219-8161.

Festival Noons are noon-time events led by OSF actors and directors, scholars, and theatre artists from around the country who share their insights about the plays, playwrights and theatre in general.

To see the complete season of Festival Noon activities for June 20 - September 3 2017, visit www.osfashland.org/festivalnoons.

Photo credit: Josue Rivas with Indigenous Rising

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Pipeline Hearing & Teach-In Klamath Falls, OR.
Jun
29
4:00pm 4:00pm

Pipeline Hearing & Teach-In Klamath Falls, OR.

  • Oregon Institute of Technology, College Union Building (map)
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2-7PM: Oil & Water "Teach-In" & Potluck (OIT, Mt. Mazama Room)
4-7PM: Pacific Connector Pipeline hearings with FERC

More info on submitting comments to FERC at http://www.rogueclimate.org/tell_ferc_to_extend_the_comment_period
FERC has just scheduled a 30 day comment period and 3 public scoping hearing hearings related to the Jordan Cove LNG project. The hearings have been scheduled for:

June 27- Coos Bay
June 28- Roseburg
June 29- Klamath Falls
And NO hearing for Jackson County!

Scoping hearings are when the public and state agencies get to look through the impact studies the company has submitted and suggest other necessary impacts we want FERC to consider. We need you to show up and gove FERC your comments!

But first, weneed FERC to give us an extension on the comment period and hearings. Our federal senators have already agreed to ask FERC for an extension on comments and more time to prep for hearings in ALL impacted counties. Now, we need you to wtite to FERC today and tell them to extend the timeline and have hearings in all 4 impacted counties!

-Let FERC know 30 days is NOT enough time for the public to read thousands of pages of reports to assess what's missing. The company hasn't even filed all the reports yet. We need at least a 90-120 day comment period like we have received in previous years. 

- Hearings must be pushed back to allow for more public notice. 3 weeks notice isnt enough for a project of this size and interest! it is also important that hearings be held in ALL 4 impacted counties to maximize public participation. Brown must demand FERC hold a hearing in Jackson county!

For information and talking points on how to sbmit comments to FERC go to: http://www.rogueclimate.org/tell_ferc_to_extend_the_comment_period

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Jordan Cove/Pacific Connector FERC Scoping Meetings
Jun
28
3:00pm 3:00pm

Jordan Cove/Pacific Connector FERC Scoping Meetings

  • Umpqua Community College Jackson Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

RALLY STARTS AT 3:00 P.M.

Jordan Cove and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline Scoping Meetings Federal Energy Regulatory Commission  
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Umpqua Community College
Jackson Hall
Rooms 11 & 12
1140 Umpqua College Road
Roseburg, OR 97470

CANADA'S VERESEN and PEMBINA are back with plans to desecrate OREGON: Jordan Cove Energy Project, L.P. (JCEP) plans to construct and operate a liquefied natural gas (LNG) production, storage, and export facility in Coos County, Oregon. Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline, L.P. (PCGP) plans to construct and operate an interstate FRACKED natural gas transmission pipeline and associated facilities in Coos, Douglas, Jackson, and Klamath Counties, Oregon.  

Staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) that will discuss the impacts of the planned Jordan Cove LNG Terminal and Pacific Connector Pipeline Projects (collectively referred to as the Project).  

The FERC is the lead federal agency for the preparation of the EIS. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), U.S. Forest Service (Forest Service), and the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) are Cooperating Agencies and can adopt the EIS for their respective purposes and permitting actions. 

TRUMP'S new FERC appointed Commission will go through the hoops of preparing an EIS in its to cover its tracks in their pre-approved decision-making process to determine that the Jordan Cove LNG Terminal is in the public interest and the Pacific Connector Pipeline is in the public convenience and necessity. Other federal agencies may adopt the EIS when granting their approval.

MAYBE You can make a difference by providing your comments. Your comments should focus on potential environmental impacts, reasonable alternatives, and measures to avoid or lessen environmental impacts. This scoping opportunity is for the entire Project, including actions and proposed plan amendments of the Cooperating Agencies listed above.  

The Forest Service also seeks comments specific to the 2012 planning rule requirements at §§ 219.8 through 219.11 that are likely to be directly related to the proposed amendments. To ensure that your comments are timely and properly recorded, please send your comments so that the Commission receives them in Washington, DC on or before July 10, 2017. 

BE THERE! Rally in advance!

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Rogue Climate Siskiyou: No LNG Meet Up
Jun
22
6:00pm 6:00pm

Rogue Climate Siskiyou: No LNG Meet Up

Join Rogue Climate Siskiyou and the No Pipeline Campaign for the latest updates on the Jordan Cove LNG project and the fracked gas pipeline, and to take action together to prepare for upcoming public 'scoping' meetings at the end of June along the proposed pipeline route.

“Scoping” is the process where the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) decides what is included in the environmental impact statement and what issues to focus on. The scoping period is when the public and state agencies get to look through the impact studies the company has submitted and suggest other necessary impacts we want FERC to consider.

Come to learn more, and join with other community members to stop the pipeline!

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Oregon's Mni Waconi Walk And Bike To Standing Rock
May
6
to May 19

Oregon's Mni Waconi Walk And Bike To Standing Rock

We Walk and Bike to Standing Rock.
Very simple. This happened in 1960 during nuclear protest. The walk went from SF TO VERMONT. It ended up at white House Lawn. Met by police with armor. But we must stand against this oppression. I need 1000s of people from all 50 states. Please share and reproduce my event Across United States. It'll take a month at least. Schedule. I'm planning on Oregon California and Washington joining in. We meet in Denver to group up.

A large anti-nuclear demonstration was held on May 6, 1979, in Washington D.C., when 125,000 people including the Governor of California, attended a march and rally against nuclear power. In New York City on September 23, 1979, almost 200,000 people attended a protest against nuclear power. Anti-nuclear power protests preceded the shutdown of the Shoreham, Yankee Rowe, Millstone I, Rancho Seco, Maine Yankee, and about a dozen other nuclear power plants.

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Filming Fossil Fuel Resistance:The Reluctant Radical fundraiser
Apr
27
7:30pm 7:30pm

Filming Fossil Fuel Resistance:The Reluctant Radical fundraiser

Filming The Fossil Fuel Resistance: a fundraiser for THE RELUCTANT RADICAL, a documentary film on climate activist Ken Ward. Film Director/Producer Lindsey Grayzel & Co-Producer Deia Schlosberg in person! 100% of ticket sales donated to help finish the film! Join us for scenes from this work-in-progress film, Scholsberg's short film on fracking, BACKYARD, and for a discussion on the filmmakers' recent arrests and felony charges for filming climate activists' civil disobedience. Presenting partners 350pdx and KBOO Community Radio
More event info & tickets: bit.ly/2neh84K

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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 : 
www.wanderu.com 
www.busbud.com

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Advanced Direct Action Training
Apr
21
to Apr 23

Advanced Direct Action Training

Over Earth Day weekend, we’re hosting an advanced direct action training outside Eugene, OR. Recognizing that our tactics are failing and things are getting worse, this training will focus on escalation and creative, advanced tactics to increase our effectiveness.

This training is aimed at activists who are tired of ineffective actions. Topics will include soft and hard blockades, hit and run tactics, police interactions, legal repercussions, operational security, terrain advantages, escalation, and more.

The recommended donation registration fee will be waived for front-line activists. Priority will be given to women, people of color, and members of other marginalized groups.

Lodging is still being finalized, but camping and/or a shared house may be available. Food will be provided, and most dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Anyone who wants to attend this training can apply using the registration form below.

Friday will include only a short, optional evening program.

Any questions? Email juleskirk55@gmail.com. We will contact you as details for the training are finalized.

Operational Security
Communications
Evasion
Anti-oppression
Hit and Run Tactics
Tactical Movement
Terrain Advantages
Media
Legal
Equipment and Logistics
And Much More

APPLY HERE:
https://deepgreenresistance.org/en/?option=com_civicrm&task=civicrm%2Fevent%2Fregister&id=3&reset=1

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Nonviolent Direct Action Training
Apr
15
11:00am11:00am

Nonviolent Direct Action Training

On behalf of the People’s Climate Movement in Portland, we invite you to a FREE 1-day training on the best practices of nonviolent direct action. Included content: the history and philosophy of nonviolence, centering exercises to help de-escalate a situation, an introduction to how Greenpeace employs nonviolent direct action, and a focus on developing peacekeeping skills to make movements more inclusive and effective.

This training is part of the People’s Climate Movement happening on the 100th day of the Trump Administration. People will be in the streets of Portland, D.C, and around the country to show the world and our leaders that we will resist attacks on our people, our communities and our planet.  

Enjoy a light lunch, refreshments, and snacks on us.

We are limiting the number of participants to ensure a safer and inclusive space for all types of learning styles. To RSVP, you must REGISTER: http://bit.ly/2mUi2In

WHAT: Nonviolent Direct Action Training
WHEN: Saturday, April 15, 2017, from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM (lots of breaks included!)
WHERE: Musicians’ Union Local 99 325 NE 20th Ave, Portland, OR 97232
WHO: Volunteers, supporters, activists, first timers, family, and friends

GOALS:
Deepen de-escalation skills
Increase understanding of nonviolence/ violence
Develop a myriad of de-escalation skills necessary for peacemaking while enhancing understanding how it's implemented in critical movement moments

SPONSORS:

Greenpeace is the leading independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promotes solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future. http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/about/

Oregon Peace Institute: we promote and make available education and resources for peace and nonviolent conflict resolution in individual, community, national, global and environmental contexts. We seek the widest possible collaboration and cooperation with others to achieve our purpose.

350PDX is building a diverse grassroots movement to address the causes of climate disruption through justice-based solutions by inspiring, training and mobilizing people to act. With one foot in politics and one foot in streets, 350PDX is using a diversity of tactics to keep fossil fuels in the ground and carbon pollution out of the atmosphere.

Portland Peace Team is an independent, nonpartisan group that provides: A trained nonviolent presence.Where possible, de-escalation of destructive conflict. Training and education in nonviolence and de-escalation skills for individuals and groups.

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Oppose the Jordan Cove Pacific Connector Pipeline
Mar
24
4:00pm 4:00pm

Oppose the Jordan Cove Pacific Connector Pipeline

The most important thing you can do to help is to show up. We need as many people as possible to attend this open house and voice their opposition to the Jordan Cove LNG Pipeline.

Jordan Cove LNG and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline will hold open houses as part of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) pre-filing process (Docket No. PF17-4) to provide the public with opportunities to learn about the Project and interact with company and FERC representatives.

All Open House Dates have been changed:

All open houses will take place from 4pm-8pm at the same locations as before:

Tuesday 3/21/2017 – North Bend – The Mill Casino (3201 Tremont St.)

Wednesday 3/22/2017 – Canyonville – Seven Feathers Casino (146 Chief Miwaleta Ln.)

Thursday 3/23/2017 – Medford – Ramada Inn Conference Center (2250 Biddle Rd.)

Friday 3/24/2017 – Klamath Falls – Oregon Institute of Technology (3201 Campus Dr. Mt. Mazama Room)

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Klamath Pipeline "Open House" with FERC & Gas Company
Mar
24
4:00pm 4:00pm

Klamath Pipeline "Open House" with FERC & Gas Company

  • Oregon Institute of Technology (Mt. Mazama Room) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Representatives of the Jordan Cove gas export project and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) are coming to Klamath Falls on Friday March 24th, to talk about the proposed fracked gas export terminal and 230-mile Pacific Connector pipeline they want to put under the Klamath River. Come join us in telling Jordan Cove and public officials that we don’t want their pipeline!

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No LNG Rally at the Jordan Cove Open House: Medford
Mar
23
4:00pm 4:00pm

No LNG Rally at the Jordan Cove Open House: Medford

***UPDATE: The Ramada Inn in Medford canceled the original reservations for both the #AltJordanCoveOpenHouse and the actual Jordan Cove Open House. The new location for the Open House is the Medford Public Library (205 S Central Ave, Medford)* and will take place at the same date and time -- 4pm - 8pm on Thursday, March 23***

On March 23, Veresen, the company proposing the Pacific Connector Pipeline, is holding a required Open House in Medford. We are holding rally outside of the open house starting at 4pm, with speakers starting at 5:15pm. 

We know that Veresen will use the Open House to try to assure our community that the project is safe, will create jobs, will help the climate, lower our gas bills, and not use eminent domain. After 10 years of fighting this pipeline, we know this is far from the truth. Outside of the #JordanCoveOpenHouse, we will have the real facts, and ways to get involved to stop the pipeline. 

Bring your friends and family, and together, we will show Veresen that our opposition to this project is growing -- in resources, commitment, and people. 

Thank you all for your flexibliity and commitment as Jordan Cove has changed the date / time / and location.

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Benefit for Legal Defense of Standing Rock water protectors
Mar
22
6:00pm 6:00pm

Benefit for Legal Defense of Standing Rock water protectors

This event is sponsored by HOPE and the 350PDX SouthWest Team. Funds raised will go to the Civil Liberties Defense Center. At Standing Rock CLDC is one of the lead attorneys on the civil rights class action against the cops, they have taken on criminal representation for all the folks arrested on 11/15, and continue to work every day with the Water Protector Legal Collective—including attempting to always try to make things better there and make sure that more radical resistance lawyering is present. Tax deductible donations may be made online at cdlc.org or by checks and cash collected at the door of the event.
 

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Jordan Cove/FERC Open Houses
Mar
21
to Mar 24

Jordan Cove/FERC Open Houses

  • North Bend, Canyonville, Medford, Klamath Falls OR (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

***Jordan Cove just announced they are pushing the open houses back 2 weeks. Check out the new dates below. ***

Jordan Cove and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) are hosting Open Houses in all four impacted communities on March 7 through March 10. It's time to let our public officials know that Southern Oregon does not want the LNG fracked gas pipeline and export terminal project brought back from the dead.

The project has been rejected twice by the FERC– most recently in December 2016. But now, with a new administration in Washington DC, Jordan Cove has pre-filed for another application, claiming that because it made some changes in the proposal it is entitled to restart the entire process.

FERC requires that a company hold “open houses” in each county along the pipeline route. With very short notice, Jordan Cove has announced that open houses will happen the second week of March (see schedule and locations below), seemingly hoping that opposition will not be notified. They were wrong!

It's time for big turnout to show we want our federal and state government to encourage good-paying jobs in improving energy efficiency and the expanding clean energy industry, not new fossil fuel projects that hurt us all.

The following is the schedule for the Open Houses. Each of them will run from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Stay tuned and be sure to check back for info on protest rallies and other opportunities to help!

Tues. March 21 – North Bend
The Mill Casino (3201 Tremont St., North Bend, OR 97459)

Wednesday, March 22 – Canyonville
SevenFeathers Casino (146 Chief Miwaleta Ln., Canyonville, OR 97417)

Thursday, March 23 – Medford
Ramada Inn Conference Center (2250 Biddle Rd., Medford, OR 97504)

Friday, March 24 – Klamath Falls
Oregon Institute of Technology (Mt. Mazama Room - 3201 Campus Dr., Klamath Falls, OR 97601)

We hope to see you there!

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Sabal Trail Pipeline Water Protectors Benefit
Mar
20
8:00pm 8:00pm

Sabal Trail Pipeline Water Protectors Benefit

The Sacred Fire at the new Standing Rock inspired resistance camp, Sacred Waters Camp in Florida, will be lit on March 28th. The newly formed NW Council of Water Protectors will be leaving Portland, OR, the 24th to join Water Protectors there. 

The Sabal Trail Pipeline is a Natural Gas Pipeline that is slated to cross The Miccosukee Tribe's treaty lands. Protesters/Water Protectors are building a new resistance camp based on lessons learned from the #noDAPL/Standing Rock resistance camps to fight this pipeline. 

Here's a lineup of events. Exact lineup is tba.

Blue Flamez🔹Native hip-hop artist
Freddy Flowpez🔹hip-hop artist
Burial Ground Society🔹Native hip-hop artists

Aztec Dancers !!!

Guest speakers🔹John Sanchez, Rose Looking🌹& Alicia Burgess

Quincy Davis Music🔹hip-hop artist
1,000 Fuegos🔹Latin/Cuban band

Doors open 8:00. Show starts at 9:00. Tickets $10. All proceeds will go to the NW Council of Water Protectors for trip expenses to send a crew of Water Protectors to help build this new resistance camp in Florida.

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Mar
17
4:30pm 4:30pm

Water Is Life We Stand

Come all let us start with a opening prayer that's how we must start .come let us stand and rally let are voices be heard we must be seen here in Medford let them all know we make a stand. I'm calling on each and everyone one of you to take a stand please please come help us save Mother Earth save the waters save the four-legged save the the fish all in the waters the plants the trees the land from destruction we have so much to stand up for the tribal land the people that own their land come the stand up in peace please share

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Rise with Standing Rock
Mar
10
5:00pm 5:00pm

Rise with Standing Rock

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Indigenous grassroots leaders are organizing a march in prayer and action in Washington D.C. on March 10th 2017. They have called on allies across the United States and around the world to peacefully rise in solidarity with the Indigenous peoples of the world whose rights protect Unci Maka (Grandmother Earth) for the future generations of all.

We will gather on the shores of Wallowa Lake (North End) at 5:00 PM on Friday, March 10th to stand in prayer and solidarity.  

Mni Wiconi. Water is Life.

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Oregonians Stand with Standing Rock Rally and Honoring Ceremony
Mar
10
5:00pm 5:00pm

Oregonians Stand with Standing Rock Rally and Honoring Ceremony

Oregonians who still stand in solidarity with Standing Rock are invited to a Rally and Honoring Ceremony for all water protectors. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has asked Native Nations to Rise and organize events in your own area if unable to attend the Native Nations March on Washington D.C. on March 10th. We may not be able to stand in Washington D.C. but we can stand with them and we can take time to honor them.
WHEN: March 10th, 2017
WHERE: State Capitol State Park at the wall of water fountain steps directly across Court ST from the Capitol steps.
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:
5PM March from the Four directions arriving to the rally chanting, Mni Winconi and WATER IS LIFE! All Native drummers and dancers please feel free to arrive and join in music to welcome everyone. A reading of honored water protectors and well as an opportunity for all to say the name of someone(s) they want to honor will be presented during this time.
5:20PM Opening prayer followed by opening speeches including Laurie Dougherty from 350 Salem who will update us on their DeFund DAPL efforts.
5:45PM Kiana Ruff Jackson Photography will take a group photo of us in front of the Capitol to be presented to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Everyone please try to arrive in time to be included for the picture.
5:55PM Peter Bergel will delight us with appropriate songs and sing along time.
6:10PM The main speaker will be Lisa Ortiz who has been the supply run organizer at Oregon for Standing Rock. We will honor her during the ceremony as well. Other possible speakers depending on time.
6:30PM Honoring Ceremony. Sit on the steps of the fountain and gather around the faux sacred fire. Turn on your tea lights and give thanks and honor to all water protectors. Red Hawk will lead an honoring ceremony and all native nations will be allowed to participate by drumming or dancing.
7PM or so will be a Closing Prayer.
Please Bring: Your signs and a tea light or small flashlight. Bring a blanket to sit on the wall of water steps and of course an umbrella if needed. There will be a couple of donation opportunities. There will be an ADA on site porta potty for use. Feel free to bring personal snacks or water. You may take pictures. No candles, violence or impeding of traffic.
Hosted by Leslie Bradley, member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe residing in Oregon. Co-hosts include Mary Ann Jasper, Wesley Stoker and Ruth Fuentes.

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RISE WITH STANDING ROCK!!!!
Mar
10
5:00pm 5:00pm

RISE WITH STANDING ROCK!!!!

March 10th people will be travelling to Washington DC to voice to the Goverment how they feel about DAPL. For those of us who cannot be physically with our brothers and sisters in DC to oppose the pipeline we can still stand in solidarity with them. Water is life and we will not give up this fight to save our water.

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Stand With Native Nations - National Solidarity Gathering *OREGON*
Mar
10
3:00pm 3:00pm

Stand With Native Nations - National Solidarity Gathering *OREGON*

You are invited!!!! Questions? Read on...

WHY THIS DAY?
From March 7th-10th 2017, members and water protectors in alliance with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will be gathering in Washington D.C and put out a call to gather in solidarity across the country on M10.

WHAT LED UP TO THIS?
Standing Rock has become the epicenter of injustice being inflicted upon the indigenous of this country. The Dakota Access Pipeline has been a catalyst to highlight the truth of the oppression our native people face. Racism isn't over and the war against the indigenous is not over. 

AND AS FOR OREGON?
Portland marched on J20 against fascism, in solidarity for our women, for the Muslim ban and against hate speech. I want to see us make more beautiful intersectional ties that are inclusive across all communities. The people of this land need you. 

WHO IS INVITED?
All Native American people and non-native allies from all communities and tribes. All children and youth are encouraged to come so we can celebrate them - this is family friendly. 

WHAT IS HAPPENING?
You will have an opportunity to connect with your community so we can foster more positive relationships. You will get to hear distinguished native speakers and watch musicians, dancers and singers perform in honor of tradition followed by a solidarity walk that will end in ceremony and prayer. 

Gathering will be followed by an official after party by NXT LVL at Jade Club starting at 9pm for 21+!!! Featuring native dj's and performers!!! Donations and proceeds go to Water Protector Legal funds and Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women.

WHY IS THIS SIGNIFICANT?
When you stand for the Native people you stand at the root of injustice. The tone of continual oppressive systems were set when this county was invaded and built on attempted genocide, marginalization and displacement of it's people - our healing is your healing. Our bindings of oppression all look different but are put in place for the same reason. The oppression of the Native people has been widely perpetuated by erasing and silencing their voices and their existence. To exist has been to resist, but today we will rise. Here is the place, now is the time - we must stand together or fall divided.

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Convocation: Our Week at Standing Rock
Mar
2
11:30am11:30am

Convocation: Our Week at Standing Rock

  • Cone Chapel at Willamette University (map)
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A group from Willamette University arrived at Oceti Sakowin camp on the night of November 20, 2016. The night became a defining moment in understanding the significance of the #NoDAPL movement. Oceti Sakowin camp served as the main camp site on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota, where active protest was occurring against the Dakota Pipelines.  

Liz Bahe, Montreal Gray Alexus Uentille and Sadarah Witherspoon will share their experiences protesting the North Dakota Access Pipeline at Oceti Sakowin camp on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation.

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Trauma Relief Fundraiser for Standing Rock
Feb
24
8:00pm 8:00pm

Trauma Relief Fundraiser for Standing Rock

Many things have changed since our last fundraiser, the easement for the construction, to our changes in our president elect. Similar to our last fundraiser, we will have a raffles, snacks, and music and center the event on the Indigenous folks! How we will differ is our focus on the healing of those impacted by the rubber bullets, the tear gas, and the intention of educating other Native Healers. What we will raise will go to Shayne Case, who has already gone to Standing Rock but will return with the intentions of teaching their youth the important of connection to our land and plants!

Please join myself, Shayne, Margaret, and many more friends as we work to continue to raise up the voices of those most vulnerable and impacted.

Please bring cash! Admission is $20 and raffle tickets are $5 each!

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PDX Hip-hop 4 Standing Rock CD Release Benefit Concert
Feb
24
7:00pm 7:00pm

PDX Hip-hop 4 Standing Rock CD Release Benefit Concert

Join us for a night of music, dance and art at DISJECTA !!
All ages. $10 suggested donation (no one turned away for lack of funds). 

Goal: to raise funds for the water protectors and to spread awareness about the Standing Rock cause. Many arrests have taken place at the main Water Protector camp. But this is not the end, but the beginning. Standing Rock has been the catalyst to raise awareness about the impact of oil-dependency and the current thinking / way of life on future generations. There are ongoing resistance to oil-pipelines all over North America and it's time to think about alternatives to fossil fuel dependncy. We intend to spread love and consciousness with dope emcees, guest elder speakers, amazing dance and art!!

We will celebrate the release of the PDX Hip-hop 4 Standing Rock Compilation featuring Mic CrenshawSerge SevereBlacque ButterflyKunu Dittmer and many more!

Throughout the event, we will be hosting a silent art auction featuring amazing works by local artists. 100% of the proceeds from the art auction go to the Water Protector cause. 

Half of all other of the even't proceeds will go to our youth-based non-profit, Cypher CURE, to be sustainable and continue to do work with youth and host community events. The other half will also go to the Water Protector cause.

Featuring performances by:
Serge Severe w/ Oscar Ozroc Chaidez
Blacque Butterfly 
Burial Ground Society (Fish Martinez + Kunu Dittmer
Freddy Flowpez 
Jesse Gardner 
DJ Koatl Rachel E Aguirre 
Quincy Davis - Rap Artist / Producer
Marie Knight - Spoken Word poetry

We are honored to be joined by guest elder speakers: John Sanchez of American Indian Movement, Patrick Eagle Staff (US Army Veteran) & Rose Looking, along with traditional drumming and singing and a Danza Azteca group presentation. 

Also featuring a Cypher CURE music video release, Youth Performers, Dance showcase and Live Art by Deborah Dawn

If you are an artist (paint, drawing, graff, scultpture) interested in donating a piece for the cause, please message us.

Sponsored by Cypher CURE - http://cyphercure.org/
Contact: info@cyphercure.org

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