Help Us Support a Walk Across Dinétah in January!
Dear Friends and Supporters,
The Seeds of Peace Collective is seeking financial support for an upcoming walk across Dinétah, also known as the Navajo Nation. The walk is being organized by Nihígaal bee Iiná, a group of Dineh youth, to celebrate resistance and to “document both the beauty of land and people and how this is being desecrated by resource extraction.”
You can also, or alternatively, donate directly to Nihígaal bee Iiná, the group organizing the walk.
Donations to Nihígaal bee Iiná will also go towards food and other logistical expenses, as well as gear and media/educational materials.
For three weeks, starting January 6, 2015, participants will trek across the eastern portion of the Navajo Reservation – from Farmington, NM to Gallup, NM, approximately 120 miles. Seeds of Peace will be providing logistical support for the walk – including food, shelter, and water – but we need help to make it happen! We will be using our vegetable-oil-powered school bus on the walk, staying ahead of the group and providing hot meals and shelter for participants. It will be the height of winter on Dinétah, and conditions will be difficult for all parties, making logistical support that much more critical.
Any amount that you can contribute will be greatly appreciated, and will be used to directly support this important struggle.
We realize that you may be short on funds this time of year, but making contributions to small, frontline struggles like this is critical to building a powerful grassroots movement for climate justice. As you know, organizations working on the ground, like Seeds of Peace, do not have access to the halls of money and power and rely entirely on small donations from individuals like yourself.
*PLEASE HELP US MAKE THIS HAPPEN BY DONATING, EVEN A SMALL AMOUNT, OR FORWARDING THIS TO YOUR FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES AND PUTTING IT OUT ON YOUR NETWORKS.*
Thanks! And Happy Holidays,
The Seeds of Peace Collective
P.S.: We are also seeking volunteers to help with cooking and other logistical work for the walk! If you find yourself in the southwest around the new year, and want to come help make this happen, send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 406-241-9932 for more info.