World Water Day 2021 – Updated.

Black Hills Clean Water Alliance and Dakota Rural Action present World Water Day 2021 Virtual Gathering

We hope you will join us on Saturday, March 27, 2021 for this unique FREE virtual gathering on Zoom from 1:00 – 5:00 PM MDT as we bring together a diverse collection of citizens concerned about the health, environmental, and economic impacts that destructive mining projects would have on our communities, people, economy, natural resources, and especially our WATER in the Black Hills Region. Agenda is below.

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Donations are always welcome at bhcleanwateralliance.org/donate

This Webinar will begin at 1:00 PM.

Agenda (Subject to updates.)

1:00 – 2:00

Welcome

Water Is Our First Medicine – Animated Video by Crying Earth Rise Up!

Indigenous Land Acknowledgement

Opening Lakota Song with Travis Harden and Cante Heart.

Dedication to Wioweya Najin Win

Declaration for the Rights of Water – Cheryl Angel, Sicangu, Oohenumpa, Oglala and Mexica. Frontline Protector for Water and Sacred Beings, 13th Carrier of the Qorlkancha Staff, Spiritual Activism.

Dr. Lilias Jarding, BH Clean Water Alliance, environmental policy, Longtime Activist for water protection from destructive mining.

2:00 – 3:00

Dedication to Wioweya Najin Win

Faith Spotted Eagle, Ihanktonwan Dakota, Brave Heart Society, Ihanktonwan Treaty Committee, Protect Sacred Sites and Water.

John Hopkins, A Message from Rochford local resident.

Laura Armstrong, President of the Rapid City Common Council. Supported city resolution to protect Rapid Creek Watershed.

BREAK

3:00 – 4:00

Nick Tilsen, Oglala Lakota, Executive Director of NDN Collective, Land Back, Indigenous Treaty Rights, and Water Protection.

James Preston, President of Rapid Creek Watershed Action

Madonna Thunder Hawk, Oohenumpa Lakota, AIM matriarch, co-founder of Lakota People’s Law Project, WARN, BH Alliance, and Warrior Women Project.

Dedication to Wioweya Najin Win

4:00 – 5:00

Dennis Yellow Thunder, Oglala Lakota, BHNF Advisory Board Member, former Tribal Historic Preservation Office director and THPO, OST Research/Review board.

Don Barnett, Retired, Rapid City Mayor during the 1972 Flood of Rapid Creek. Inductee in the SD Hall of Fame.

Cheryl Angel, Sicangu, Oohenumpa, Oglala and Mexica. Frontline Protector for Water and Sacred Beings, 13th Carrier of the Qorlkancha Staff, Spiritual Activism.

Dedication to Wioweya Najin Win

Closing Prayer

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