World leaders, including President Obama, will gather in New York next week to discuss climate change at the United Nations Climate Summit. While big breakthroughs seem unlikely at the summit, tens of thousands of people are expected to march in the streets of New York and other cities on Sunday to demand stronger action.
The Climate Knows No Borders International Rally at the Peace Arch
On Saturday, September 20 at 1 pm, First Nations, Native American tribes, Canadians, and Americans will gather at the Peace Arch Park near the border crossing between Vancouver, B.C. and Washington. This action is organized by 350 Seattle, Wilderness Committee, and the Georgia Strait Alliance to defend the Salish Sea from fossil fuel development and climate change. Details can be found here.
It is occurring in conjunction with the Nawt-sa-maat Alliance for Protecting and Restoring the Sacredness of the Salish Sea. The Nawt-sa-maat Alliance is bringing together a broad multi-national, cross-cultural collaboration of Coast Salish tribal governments, organizations, and impassioned individuals who love this region and call it home to take “Unprecedented Unified Action” to Protect the Sacredness of the Salish Sea. First Nations and Native American tribes include the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, Lummi Nation, and Tulalip Nation. One meaning of the Coast Salish word Nawtsamaat is: “One House. One Heart. One Prayer. United in Power to Protect the Sacred!”
Seattle People’s Climate March
In Seattle, a rally at Westlake Center will be held on Sunday, September 21 at 1pm in solidarity with the People’s Climate March in NYC calling on the U.N. Climate Summit to take urgent and serious action to stop climate change. Details can be found here.