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Paddle With Peace & Prayer for Water Protection – Pittsburgh Landing

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Degawenodas and other members of the Seneca community in New York are paddling the full length of the Ohi:yo’/Allegheny River in honor of World Peace & Prayer Day June 18-21 near Cincinnati. His journey was setback by the rainy weather we’ve been having.

Join us in monitoring the journey via his Facebook page where you can get updates. The landing date is TBA.

We will announce the final details when we know exactly when he will arrive. Anyone is welcome to join him as he makes his final leg of the journey into downtown Pittsburgh. A post-event welcome celebration will be planned.


About World Peace and Prayer Day

“All Nations, All Faiths, One Prayer”

The 24th annual World Peace and Prayer Day, a multi-cultural honoring of sacred sites envisioned by the spiritual leader of the Lakota Sioux, Chief Arvol Looking Horse, is coming to Ohio June 18-21, 2019. This annual commemoration will bring attention to Indigenous Peoples sites in Ohio, inspire youth, and provide learning opportunities for educators and artists, faith-based and civic leaders, and all those concerned with the health of our environment.

To bring recognition to this day and draw attention to the need to protect our local waterways, Degawëno:da’s of Defend Ohi:yo’ and the Seneca community in New York has embarked on a journey to paddle the full length of the Ohi:yo’/Allegheny River from Coudersport to Pittsburgh to draw attention to need for the health and preservation of our natural waterways. He will be joined by Greg Hill and Wilson Clark, also of the Seneca community.

An event will be planned for the landing in Pittsburgh, details to come. Following the conclusion of the paddle to Pittsburgh, Defend Ohi:yo’ and Degawenodas will continue (by alternative transport) to the World Peace & Prayer Day event near Cincinnati, Ohio on June 18-21, 2019.

13 Days to Paddle 290 Miles to Pittsburgh: Approximate Route and Stops

Camp 1:                  Turtlepoint – 25.75 mi

Camp 2:                  Olean – 51.29 miles

Camp 3:                  Salamanca – 75.16

Camp 4:                  Allegheny National Forest – 98.75

Camp 5:                  Irvine – 122.76

Camp 6:                  Tionesta – 150.71

Camp 7:                  Franklin – 177.88

Camp 8:                  Kennerdell – 190.0

Camp 9:                  Parker – 215.24

Camp 10:               East Brady – 232.22

Camp 11:               Kittanning – 256.0

Camp 12:               Tarentum – 278.85

Camp 13:               Pittsburgh – 300.54




August 17th 2019
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM


Downtown Pittsburgh


Ohio Sierra Club
Defend Ohi:yo’