Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT) is hosting a potluck at the WIRT Activist House (call for address) tonight, Tuesday, July 2, at 7 pm, for everyone to meet Doug Grandt and John Pappan, who came from Nebraska to join our journey to the Tar Sands Healing Walk. Fellow traveler James Blakely will arrive from Boise later this evening. John of the Omaha Tribe will offer a pipe ceremony as we gather for our departure at 7 am on Wednesday morning, July 3. We will travel and document the industry-preferred megaload route on one leg of the trip, as part of our shared regional activism against Alberta tar sands exploitation.
Second Tar Sands Solidarity Journey
The Palouse Environmental Sustainability Coalition (PESC) and Wild Idaho Rising Tide are coordinating a carpool/caravan to Fort McMurray in northeastern Alberta, Canada, to join with hundreds of indigenous and grassroots allies and activists from across the continent and the world in the Fourth Annual Tar Sands Healing Walk on Friday and Saturday, July 5 and 6. The eight Idaho and Nebraska participants in the Second Tar Sands Solidarity Journey will depart Moscow, Idaho, just before the Fourth of July weekend, on Wednesday morning, July 3, and return on Tuesday afternoon, July 9. They offer opportunities to share expenses and supplies during a summer camping trip to and from the largest industrial project on Earth, retracing routes of tar sands megaloads. Continue reading