It’s in our Hands – Indigenous Day of Action

Please join us on Saturday, May 14th for the “It’s in Our Hands” Indigenous Day of Action event at March Point, Anacortes, WA.

**All are invited. This is a peaceful ceremony for friends & families of the NW **

The day of action will start at 11am, gathering at the Park and Ride on west side of March Point, with a peaceful “Procession for Future Generations” — people from around the region will march along the shores of Fidalgo Bay in front of the Shell and Tesoro refineries to demand that we accelerate the move to 100% renewables–without leaving workers or communities behind, and being sure to address the needs of the people most impacted by climate change, and to leave a thriving planet for future generations and all of creation.

The three-mile procession will end at the northeast tip of March Point, where we will join the “It’s in our Hands” indigenous gathering and ceremony starting around noon and ending at 3:30pm.

Please wear RED.

IT’S IN OUR HANDS SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
9:30 -10:30 am: Guests arrive at Park and Ride at March Point from around the region
11:00 am: Procession march starting at 11 am from Park and Ride (3 miles)
There will be some shuttles to the staging area for elders and others who cannot march
12-12:30 pm: Tribal speakers, singers & drummers, activists, witnesses gather at NE tip of March Point
12:30-2:00 pm: Indigenous speakers, drummers, musicians and honoring
2:00 pm: Water Blessing Ceremony (worldwide)
2:30-3:30pm: Honoring of Mother Earth continues…honor songs and dances
3:30-4:00 pm: Shuttles leave and others march back to Park and Ride
5:30 pm: Salmon Dinner at Transit Shed in Anacortes, WA. North end of town at the end of Commercial Ave., Port of Anacortes
6:00 pm: Programming continues
8:30pm: Procession of the Luminary Salmon people departing from the Transit Shed in Anacortes
LOGISTICS

Arrival: Please plan on arriving at the Park & Ride at March Point no later than 10:30am so we can start the procession at 11am There will be shuttle vans available for those who cannot march.

Book your bus tickets from Seattle and Portland.

Parking: Parking will be limited so we are asking everyone arriving by car to check in at the March Point Park & Ride where someone will direct you to a parking location. Please do not try to find parking nearby on your own. Most of all, please do not go anywhere near the east side of March Point (towards Mt. Vernon); there is serious potential for disturbing the heronry during its critical nesting season.

Be Prepared:

    • To be outside all day – bring rain gear, sweaters, sunscreen, umbrellas, etc.
    • Bring a re-usable water bottle and some snacks or sack lunch to carry you through the afternoon.
    • Bring your signs, banners, art, and a spirit of determination to fight the roots of climate change for the benefit of all people and planet.


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Tesoro Refinery

Together with the Shell Refinery close by -- the largest point source of carbon pollution in Washington State. Refining 47% of all the gas and diesel in the NW.

Shell Refinery

Together with the Tesoro Refinery close by -- the largest point source of carbon pollution in Washington State. Refining 47% of all the gas and diesel in the NW.

Deception Pass Campgrounds

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Anacortes Transit Shed

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Seafarer's Park

Westside Park and Ride for March Point