The busy summer season has begun with many upcoming opportunities and actions. It was great seeing some of you at the Dogwood Alliance “Where is Cooper” rally in front of the NC General Assembly last week!
June 4, World Environment Day
3 pm today!
Join @Pathway2Paris @UNEP for a special online concert about how we can move forward to restore our communities, our ecosystems, and our climate. Join musicians, poets, thought leaders, politicians, and youth activists for a powerful event to inspire action for nature. Dave Matthews, Patti Smith, Bill McKibben, Jerome Foster and more. Watch the concert at
June 5–8, Treaty People Gathering. The Indigenous leadership of the Line 3 Pipeline resistance is calling on people from all parts of the country to converge in Minnesota to help protect the rivers and engage in direct resistance. Much more information here. A bus is leaving from Arden, NC near Asheville today to join the more than 1,500 people who have signed up to attend.
June 6, 7-8pm, Treaty People Gathering Virtual Rally
For those of us who aren’t able to make it to MN this weekend, we can join a virtual rally on Sunday to hear directly from activists at the gathering. RSVP here.
Ways to support from a distance:
*Tell President Biden to STOP Line 3!
*Help Amplify the actions on social media!!!  #StopLine3. Follow Honor the Earth, Tara Houska, Indigenous Environmental Network, MN350, and Giniw Collective.
*Support the gathering:
*Stop Line 3 Mutual Aid:
*Donate to the legal support fund:
In the leadup to the Treaty People Gathering, over 350 indigenous groups and local and national organizations submitted a letter to the Biden administration calling for an immediate suspension or revocation of Enbridge’s Line 3 Clean Water Act permit.
Closer to home we are still working to stop the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) and MVPSouthgate!! Check out this great photo essay of the nearly 415 mile journey along the entire proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) mainline route to protest the building of the pipeline.
June 7, Raleigh Rally and Press Conference for a Third Reconstruction
12-1 pm, Nash Square in Raleigh, 200 S McDowell St.
Join the North Carolina Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival as we join with states around the country and Washington DC to put our US Representatives on notice. Drawing on the transformational history of the First Reconstruction following the Civil War and the Second Reconstruction of the civil rights struggles of the 20th century, today we need a Third Reconstruction to revive our moral and political commitments to democracy and the founding principles of the country. More info and RSVP here. You can also watch on the NC Poor People’s Campaign Facebook page.
June 8, Orcas in Story, Song and Science: A World Oceans Day Celebration

3 pm, online

Hosted by the David Suzuki Foundation. A one-hour celebration featuring a live performance of “Yéw̓yews,” the “Orca Song,” by Chinook SongCatchers founder Latash Maurice Nahanee, and a live reading from Orca Chief by Roy Henry Vickers, followed by a conversation about the amazing orcas of the Salish Sea. Register here.
June 20-28, Walk for Our Grandchildren & Mother Earth
From Scranton, PA. to Wilmington, DE., grandparents, parents, young people, people of every age and color, will be walking, transporting and taking action as part of the 2021 Walk For Our Grandchildren and Mother Earth. We will be walking and acting to Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground, for No New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure and for Solar, Wind and Energy Efficiency Now. We are not protesters. We are protectors. Much more information here about how to join. register, or donate.
June 21, National Poor People’s and Low-Wage Workers Assembly
5:30 pm, online at and at Halifax Mall, 300 N. Salisbury St., Raleigh
Poor people, low-wage workers, moral and faith leaders, and advocates will gather online simultaneously with a socially-distant rally in Raleigh, NC. The hybrid online/in-person mass assembly will include our over 40 state coordinating committees, 200+ organizing partners, and thousands of moral and faith leaders in our Prophetic Council. From June 21, the Poor People’s Campaign will launch a one year campaign fighting forward every day towards a massive, generationally-transformative Moral March on Washington and Poor People’s & Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly on June 18, 2022. Much more information here about the Third Reconstruction campaign and resolution.
June 26, Weathering the Storm: Disaster Preparedness and Recovery

11 am, online
Join NC Environmental Justice Network for their second quarterly meeting of 2021 with experts from the Department of Health and Human Services. The goal of this meeting is to increase awareness of post-flooding environmental health hazards and available resources for preparedness and recovery. This includes inland and coastal flooding. RSVP here for more information.
July 14-30, Red Road to DC
This Summer, the House of Tears Carvers of the Lummi Nation will carve and transport a 24-foot totem pole from Washington State to Washington D.C.. As the pole travels it draws lines of connection–honoring, uniting and empowering communities working to protect sacred places. It carries the spirit of the lands it visits and the power and prayers of communities along the way.

In this moment of self-reflection across the United States and the acknowledgment of past and present injustices inflicted on Native Peoples and lands without consent, we invite all peoples to stand united with us to protect sacred places, and fulfill our ancestral and historic obligations to the First Peoples of these lands and waters. Much more information here to follow the journey, support, and amplify.

Thanks! Have a nice weekend!