The Standing Rock Sioux Nation has issued a call for its allies to join them for a march in Washington D.C. on March 10th. As Chairman Dave Archambault II has declared, the struggle to be waged now is with Congress and the Trump administration. In nullifying an environmental impact study in the midst of a public comment period, the new administration has displayed its utter contempt for democratic processes. It is now time to march in the streets in defense of democracy and in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Nation.
We want to connect our UCC presence at this event. Please RSVP below to receive updates from Rev. Brooks Berndt, UCC Minister for Environmental Justice.
Here is a schedule of religious solidarity activities:
7:00pm-9:00pm Standing As Stone: Indigenous Nations and Allies Gather in the Washington National Cathedral, Located at 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC.
The service will feature clergy and lay leaders from the Episcopal Church and various other faiths, Native American leaders from throughout the country, and residents of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.
Friday, March 10
8:00-9:45am Informally gather as religious communities before the march at First Trinity Lutheran Church at 309 E Street NW, Washington DC. First Trinity is a .2 mile walk to the march site. The nearest Metro stop is Judiciary Square on the Red Line. There will be coffee and tea available.
10:00am March commences in front of the Army Corps of Engineers at 443 G Street NW, Washington, DC.