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Defend Our Water – Day of Action in Pittsburgh

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Native Water Ceremony – 10 a.m.

Location: The Fountain at Point State Park — At the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio Rivers

Led by Degawenodas, Wolf Clan of the Seneca, and Ojibwe “water walker” Sharon Day.

Stand in Solidarity with members of the Seneca community and other Native and faith leaders to protect our rivers and waters.

Water Ceremony with Ojibwe leader Sharon Day

Women make the offerings for the water. Bring a small amount of water from upstream of the river or creek near your home to add to a pail of water we will carry.

Women wear long skirts to show our respect for the grass, for mother earth and for ourselves.

Men support the women and carry the eagle feather staff.

Everyone can be present to support the ceremony!

Rally – Noon

Location: David L Lawrence Convention Center (Allegheny River side)

Outside the Shale Gas Conference

Join with Indigenous leaders and impacted community members for a peaceful rally to defend our waters from fracking, pipelines, and petrochemicals. Take action on land or water (bring your own kayak!)

Film Screening – 5 p.m.
Denying Access: NoDAPL to NoNAPL

Location: Harris Theater

Join Seneca filmmaker Tami Watt for the Pittsburgh premiere of the documentary film about the Dakota and Northern Access pipelines. Q&A will follow.

See the Facebook link for October 24th Day of Action

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SPECIAL EVENT – Thursday October 25th, 6 p.m. EDDY Theater at Chatham University


A special presentation by Dr. Sandra Steingraber and screening of the award-winning documentary film Unfractured at the EDDY Theater on the Chatham University campus in Shadyside. Filmmaker Chanda Chevannes will introduce the film and Dr. Steingraber will take your questions.

RSVP for the Thursday, October 25th event ONLY

Special thanks to Better Path Coalition, Marcellus Outreach Butler and the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment at Chatham University.



October 24th 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Point State Park, Pittsburgh & Convention Center