Indigenous Peoples March
INDIGENOUS PEOPLES MARCH
On January 18, 2019, we are uniting the Indigenous peoples across the World to stand together to bring awareness to the injustices affecting Indigenous men, women and children. Indigenous people from North, Central and South America, Oceania, Asia, Africa and the Caribbean are a target of genocide. Currently, many Indigenous people are victims of voter suppression, divided families by walls and borders, an environmental holocaust, sex and human trafficking, and police/military brutality with little or no resources and awareness of this injustice. We Must Unite and Help!
Please join us and help bring awareness regarding the following;
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
Since 2016 there are over 7,000 missing and murdered Indigenous women. Within the first 6 months of 2018 there are 2,758 women reported missing. Even within Latino communities there are over thousands of women in sex and human trafficking. We need to bring this genocide and modern-day slavery to a national and international platform.
Native Lives Matter
For every 1 million Native Americans, an average of 2.9 of them died annually from 1999 to 2015 as a result of a "legal intervention," according to a CNN review of CDC data broken down by race. The vast majority of these deaths were police shootings. But a few were attributed to other causes, including manhandling. That mortality rate is 12% higher than for African-Americans and three times the rate of whites. This treatment of police brutality amongst Indigenous people must stop. With lack of awareness and resources, many Indigenous families aren’t getting the justice they deserve.
Honor Our Earth; Respect Our Treaties
The current administration's first order of business was to sign for the Dakota Access Pipeline and the proposed Keystone XL pipeline as well as Line 3 oil pipeline.
Dakota Access Pipeline - The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe members have been fighting to stop the oil from flowing into the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAP). A camp of “water protectors"; in the bayou of Louisiana are getting arrested as they protect their lands and bayou on the tail end of the Dakota Access pipeline that is currently being built.
The Keystone XL Pipeline will go along the Mississippi River and affect all of our water. Keystone scheduled to be built 2019, will illegally be scheduled to be built on Native American-owned lands and private landowners.
Big Bear Ears Monument - The administration and investors are disregarding treaties to gain profit from a mining project. This project will destroy our Big Bear Ears monument, a sacred site to many Southwestern tribes.
The above noted are just a few of the occurrences where our treaties are being dishonored and an there has been an attempt to steal lands for profit from Hawaii to the Amazon. The Government is also dishonoring tribal treaties due to the building of a wall near the US border. Hispanics are being denied and border tribes are being affected by the disregard of our historical agreements. Additionally, treaties are not honored in Caribbean communities (where Columbus set foot first and slaughtered millions of Indigenous peoples). Puerto Rico still hasn’t; received the aide they need. We must unite to save our lands, waters and people.
Protect Our Children
From the Indian Welfare Act to Immigration, Indigenous children from Mexico and South America are put in cages. They are also separated from their families and put into adoption agencies. Agencies are still coming into Native American reservations to illegally adopt and assimilate Native children. The treatment of Indigenous children is unlawful and we must save our children.
*FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS*
I’m not Indigenous, can I attend?
Yes, The Indigenous Peoples March is for any person, regardless of gender or gender identity, race, creed, and nationality who believes Indigenous rights are human rights.
Will it be safe ? Can I bring my children? Will it be accessible for people with disabilities?
We have a team of experienced and professional national organizers working to ensure that every safety protocol is followed. We will release specific details on how to stay safe during your time in Washington as we draw closer to the date. The decision to bring your children is a personal one. We are recruiting volunteers to ensure there are qualified ASL interpreters. We are also planning access points for those that require a wheelchair , guiding blind, and mental health crisis care.
I want my organization to be involved. How can we join the mobilization?
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how your organization can join and support the Indigenous Peoples March.
I can’t attend in person, but I want to support the effort. How can I help?
For those that cannot travel to Washington DC but wish to organize or participate in a local march, please email: email@example.com
If you would like to donate to help us make this march a success you can visit:
Fundraising - Indigenous Peoples March We also accept WEPAY or PAYPAL for donations via "firstname.lastname@example.org"
I would like to volunteer, speak, perform how can I submit information?
Please email us at email@example.com and a representative will contact you.
Will there be a host hotel or group lodging?
Our committee is securing a host hotel, once secured we will share that information as well as churches that is letting us use space.
*See below... Accommodations/Housing... Hostel/Church/Dorm style/Campus
Link: Mass Housing
Housing Information while staying in the DC/MD/VA area:
Washington Seminar Center – Capitol Hill Presbyterian
201 4th Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
Total - 60 (40 in 3 bunk rooms, 20 mattresses on the floor)
Cost - $35/night/person in bunk rooms, $20/person/night on mattress
*Does not include sheets/towels/blankets
First Trinity Hostel – First Trinity Lutheran Church
501 4th Street, NW Washington, DC
Total - 50 (mattresses on the floor in Fellowship Hall & 3 other rooms)
Cost - $27/person/night
*Does not include sheets/towels/blankets
St. Stephen’s and the Incarnation Episcopal Church
1525 Newton Street, NW Washington, DC
Total – 100 (though only showers for 20-30) on hardwood floor Cost - $11/person/night - + $1/shower for first 20-30
Must bring own bedding, sleeping pad
William Penn House
515 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
Total – 30 on beds in bunk style accommodations (possibly another 5 on air mattresses)
Cost – Total $1,000/night for whole house
Linens and towels included
2021 P Street, NW Washington, DC 20037
Total – 40 in bunk style accommodations
Cost - $37/person/night plus group programming fee $350/$500 Linen and Towels not included
Catholic University Total
200+ (probably only available in June)
Cost - $40-$50/person/night
Linens towels not included
Kellogg Conference Center at Gallaudet
Total – 100 + Cost: $75 +/person/night
Prices vary widely based on dates
Pricing will vary widely from $125-$500/night, depending on hotel, time, and number of rooms guaranteed. It would be a goal to see if we can get $150-$175 room rate for quad occupancy rooms (they may be on the metro in Northern VA). Specific dates and room guarantees would be necessary to shop around.
For Press Inquiries about the Indigenous Peoples March please contact:
Nathalie Farfan: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelly Holmes: email@example.com
FOR GENERAL INQUIRES