Indigenous Peoples Convene in New York: Want to Bring Attention to Climate Change & Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Rally Indigenous Peoples

NEW YORK— Over one-thousand Indigenous delegates from around the world are in New York City to participate in a series of mass mobilizations focused on Climate Change and to demand that the rights of Indigenous Peoples be recognized.

Among the organizations representing American Indians in New York are AIM-WEST and the Indigenous Environmental Network.

The events will culminate with an Indigenous-led march on September 21 that is anticipated to be the largest climate rally in history!

Below is an agenda of events

Friday, September 19, 2014

7pm – 9pm The Peoples Climate Convergence Opening & Blessing by IEN

St. Peter’s Church | 619 Lexington Avenue – Doors open at 6:30pm

Opening Panel Speakers

Oscar Olivera — Bolivian water rights activist

Josua Mata — Philippine trade unionist leader

Erica Violet Lee — Idle No More

Immortal Technique — Revolutionary hip-hop legend

Anne Petermann — Global Justice Ecology Project

Nastaran Mohit — New York State Nurses Association

Saturday, September 20, 2014

10am – 12pm Water Ceremony

Hudson River Park’s Pier 25 at West Street and N. Moore Street

12:30pm – 2pm Native American Voices from the Front Line of the Climate Movement

Sixth Street Community Center, 638 E 6th St #4

2:15pm – 3:35pm Tools for Protecting the Planet: Reclaiming the Commons  and Rights of Nature/Mother Earth

Empire College, 325 Hudson Street in Manhattan

5:00pm -7:00pm Idle No More Event: #FRACK OFF: Indigenous Women Leading Media Campaigns to Defend our Climate

The Auditorium at 66 West 12th Street, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall

People's Climate MarchSunday, September 21, 2014

6:30am – 7:30am Sunrise Ceremony

Central Park – Hecksher Lawn

7:30am – 9am  Breakfast and Peoples Climate March Preparation

Central Park – Hecksher Lawn e

9am- 10:30am  Rally
Central Park – Hecksher Lawn

10:30am Lining up and preparing to march

Between 61st & 62nd on Central Park West Street

Monday, September 22, 2014

9am – 12pm Flood Wall Street ACTION

Battery Park, New York, NY

6pm – 7:30pm Climate Action Week: CO2lonialism and Climate  Justice: An Indigenous Worldview

The Auditorium at 66 West 12th Street, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

10am – 5pm Peoples Climate Justice Tribunal

Church Center for the United Nations

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

11am – 12 noon Press Conference

American Indian Community House | 254 W. 29th St. 2nd Floor (8th Ave.)

 

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