World Water Day March 22, 2021
It’s World Water Day: a day we celebrate the life that clean, freshwater brings to people, animals, and everything that grows on the planet. Right now, I’m gathered with Anishinaabe leaders from the White Earth Nation in Northern Minnesota, along a river, in prayer for World Water Day.
But as you read this, the Line 3 pipeline is being built and threatening the drinking water of millions of people. That’s because the pipeline would cut directly through the Indigenous lands and waters of the Anishinaabe People without their full consent. It’s not a matter of if but WHEN a spill would pollute those waters.
Tell Chase Executives that as long as they are backing Line 3, you won’t back down. Send a message this World Water Day, and tell Chase to #DefundLine3.Rainforest Action Network (RAN)
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World Water Day celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water. It is about taking action to tackle the global water crisis. A core focus of World Water Day is to support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.
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It’s time to “warrior up,” stop polluting the planet and give water the same rights and protections as human beings. That’s the message Autumn Peltier, a 13-year-old Canadian, delivered personally to the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, March 22, 2018.
“Many people don’t think water is alive or has a spirit,” the Anishinaabe girl from Wikwemikong First Nation told the diplomats gathered in New York City in her speech on World Water Day. “My people believe this to be true.
Young Native Activist, Growing Up in Native American Rights Movements, is one of many excellent books available at Eaglespeaker Publishing. The photo of the cover of this book was taken at a vigil against the Dakota Access Pipeline that I attended in downtown Indianapolis. Following are a video and some photos I took at that vigil.