**Take action now to stop the MVP/MVP Southgate fossil fuel projects in our region!*** The May 2nd, 2021 No MVP/No MVP Southgate Water Walk was a true gathering. Skillful and welcoming indigenous leadership created embodied witness by gathering environmental protectors across race, tribe, gender, faith and across state and national borders. To join resistance to these destructive, unjust and unneeded fracked gas infrastructure projects take these two steps now. 1. SIGN THIS “7 DIRECTIONS OF SERVICE” PETITION TO BIDEN TO STOP MVP/MVP SOUTHGATE: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/t...
Register now for the August “Bundle of Arrows” indigenous-led convergence of all two leggeds resisting the Mountain Valley Pipeline, MVP Southgate, and the proposed Lambert Compressor Station. Location: Northern North Carolina.
We cannot stand by and watch a fossil fuel corporation, and politicians line their pockets as so much is destroyed, producing fracked gas we don’t need. Inviting all two-leggeds working to stop the Mountain Valley Pipeline and its Southgate extension and proposed Lambert Compressor station to join us for Bundle of Arrows. Register for our August 27th and 28th Bundle of Arrows events here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/sout...
For safety's sake and due to the recent surge in the COVID Delta variant, we have amended our first plan for a three day encampment as below.
7 Directions of Service is an Indigenous-led, multi-racial, grassroots advocacy organization centering on the needs of low-income, working-class, and BIPOC communities within NC. Our mission is to facilitate community efforts to protect environmental and community health through advocacy, education, and mobilization.
Through our work at 7 Directions of Service, we seek to mobilize and advocate for Indigenous and historically marginalized communities bearing the brunt of social and environmental injustices locally, nationally, and beyond. We also carry a responsibility to be a strong voice for the lands, waters, (and more-than-human world, four-legs, no legs, and winged ones).
We bring a historical analysis and intersectional lens to all of our efforts so that we can ground our current work and struggle in a political context that acknowledges the ongoing oppressive legacy of white supremacy, settler colonialism, classism, heteropatriarchy, and the impacts that continue to be felt today through the violence of racial capitalism. Our efforts are a part of a legacy of grassroots movements born from the state violence exacted against our communities. While we certainly find ourselves in unique times, the harms our communities continue to face under the settler state are not new. The destructive force of racial capitalist economies continues to harm all life and sacred kinship systems, beginning with our beloved earth and extending all the way to our intimate family relationships. We are living in uncertain times and yet the moment is ripe with opportunity to make a radical change. Now is the time to look to the leadership, wisdom, and experience of those who ARE the frontlines.
For indigenous communities across the country, and in the Piedmont of North Carolina, we can see evidence of explicit attempts to take and control both land and people and there is a growing need to stand up for our neighbors and the land that sustains all of us. 7 Directions of Service emphasizes that the construction man camps that the pipelines bring into the affected communities has a link between missing murdered and indigenous women.
As an experienced leader, we have consistently delivered quality services at the best value to its clients and developed an outstanding reputation with clients and regulatory agencies for understanding the intricacies of heritage management planning, permitting, and project implementation. In the past centuries have been influenced by non-traditional ways of life, resulting in traditional practices being lost.
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