Jefferson County Anti-Pipeline Taskforce Meeting
6:00 pm18:00

Jefferson County Anti-Pipeline Taskforce Meeting

  • Town Run Tap House and Community Pub

The purpose of this meeting is to connect people who oppose the proposed Mountaineer Gas pipeline. We will brainstorm actions to take in Jefferson County to make the residents aware of the potential dangers involved with such a project. We will also discuss strategy ideas for July's town council meeting in Shepherdstown, where the pipeline will be a topic.

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

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

  • New York, NY

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 :

March for Science WV
10:00 am10:00

March for Science WV

  • Woodburn Circle on the WVU campus

We are thrilled to be hosting a satellite March for Science! Join us from 10am until 11am on Woodburn Circle on the WVU campus for terrific speakers & kids' activities. The March will launch at 11am from North High Street (by the Mountainlair Green) and end at Hazel Memorial Park. Come celebrate your love for science!

(There is a parking garage "under" the Mountainlair that is convenient to both Woodburn Circle and the launch point of the march.)

More info can be found at our blog ( including downloadable flyers and the WV sponsors who stand with us in celebration of science. 

Why do you celebrate science? Please share your story by emailing it to There are so many reasons to celebrate science in WV. Help us collect stories across the state of what science means to us.

Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault, II Presentation
7:00 pm19:00

Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault, II Presentation

  • WVU Native American Studies Program

WVU’s Native American Studies
& Leadership Studies Programs Welcome
Chairman Archambault’s leadership was highlighted this past year as citizens of Standing Rock, fellow American Indians, and thousands of other supporters of Indigenous rights rose in unprecedented collective opposition to the oil pipeline construction that has already desecrated sacred sites and risks contaminating the nearby Missouri River. People from around the globe watched as the international spotlight illuminated the resistance of the Standing Rock Water Protectors, strengthening the call for respect of indigenous rights, tribal sovereignty, and the U.S. Government’s obligation for official consultation on matters affecting Native peoples. Chairman Archambault heightened worldwide attention in September as he testified before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.

The Chairman will be on campus during the last week in March. His WVU talk and welcome reception take place Tuesday, March 28 in the Life Sciences Building, Room G15, Downtown Campus. The reception begins at 6:30 and the presentation follows at 7:00 pm; both are free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the upper level of the Mountainlair Parking Garage after 5:00 pm.

Chairman Archambault’s visit is co-sponsored by the WVU Leadership Studies Program’s Puskar Leadership Fund and the Native American Studies Program’s Carolyn Reyer Endowment for Native American Studies. Mr. Archambault’s presentation keynotes this spring’s series of activities celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Leadership Studies.

Non-Violent Direct Action Training
6:00 pm18:00

Non-Violent Direct Action Training

  • 125 Central Ave Oak Hill, WV 25901-3003

Are you ready to take action against extreme pollution with?
Join us for this awesome training from special guest and long-time Headwaters Defense volunteer, Jackson!

Come to an interactive training on the theory and strategy of non-violent action. We will talk about the history of direct action in grassroots movements and discuss the theory of non-violent resistance. 
We will train participants in a variety of direct action tactics and decide which ones could be applied in our efforts to defend clean water and community health in Fayette County. 
We will talk about the various roles necessary in any direct action scenario and will provide training for those who wish to fill vital support roles such as Action Media, Legal, Medical, Worker and Community Liaisons and Direct Support. 

We are growing a mass movement to defend the land and water and protect our communities. We know we need a diversity of tactics and we know that everyone has a role to play. 

Come learn, share, and connect to help us build a stronger movement!

These principles can be useful for other causes as well!

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Gas, Fracking and Pipelines 101
9:00 am09:00

Gas, Fracking and Pipelines 101

  • Appalachian South Folklife

Join us to learn more about the types of shale gas that are under our land (Marcellus and Utica). We will also discuss modern drilling and extraction techniques as well as how gas is transported from production to market (pipelines). What will you do when the "landmen" arrive to try to lease your minerals? Do you know what "fracking" is? What is our WV legislature up to in this session? A light breakfast and delicious lunch will be provided by Oakwyn Farms.