Travel matching grants available for Standing Rock March on Washington

Interested groups are encouraged to contact us and begin fundraising quickly

Travel matching grants available for Standing Rock March on Washington
Travel matching grants available for Standing Rock March on Washington

The Fund for Democratic Communities (F4DC) is offering matching grants for Greensboro, NC based groups organizing to attend the Native Nations March on Washington to be held on March 10.

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Indigenous grassroots leaders have called on allies across the United States and around the world to peacefully March on Washington DC to protect Unci Maka (Grandmother Earth) for the future generations of all.

F4DC will make matching grants up to $750 to be used for travel expenses. We will match donations of $100 or less. If you are interested, please contact Mildred Powell at mildred@f4dc.org.

Sitting in Metacom’s Chair

View from Metacom's Chair
View from Metacom's Chair
View from Metacom’s Chair

Going out to Metacom’s Chair, which sits overlooking Mouth Hope Bay, the City of Fall River, Massachusetts, and what was once all land that my Pokanoket and Pocasset Wampanoag ancestors inhabited, was a frequent occurrence throughout my childhood. It’s been over 400 years since Metacom, the Sachem of the Pokanoket tribe and also known as King Phillip, sat in that chair to see the land and bay. Over the past 400 years the landscape has shifted drastically, much of it due to the colonization that has taken place, which also impacts the increased shifts in climate change. If one is to sit in that chair today the current view is something like this.

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