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Frack Off Chaco IIYC Youth Awareness Run 2017
An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Sunday, Monday and Saturday, repeating until June 12, 2017
The International Indigenous Youth Council and native youth in the Four Corners Area invite you to participate in this nearly 80-mile youth run to help bring attention to fracking in the Greater Chaco Area and the negative health effects fracking has on the local communities. The run will start at the Chaco Canyon Visitors Center and end at the Bureau of Land Management offices in Farmington, NM.
The Greater Chaco Region is a checkerboarded area of Tribal, state, federal, and allotment land. The Bureau of Land Management has approved more than 400 new fracking wells without adequate Tribal consultation or protections for community health, water and climate impacts. Fracking development threatens ancient Chaco culture and sacred sites and also Navajo people and living communities in the area who have been dealing with the impacts of resource extraction for decades.
Please help native youth protect our health, our future and our Mother Earth.
We will run throughout the day and set up tents in the evenings at a predesignated camping area. We will host “Southwest culture nights” during our camping hours which will consist of songs, stories, prayers and ceremonies shared by Southwest elders from the area. These culture nights will be open to the public with dinner provided for those who attend.
PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO BRING CAMPING GEAR (TENTS, SLEEPING BAGS, ETC.,) FOR CAMPING NIGHTS.
THIS IS AN 80 MILE RUN SO PLEASE DRESS APPROPRIATELY FOR IT! ALSO, WE WILL BE FOLLOWED BY PILOT CARS AND VANS FOR TRANSPORTATION OF RUNNERS. FOOD AND WATER WILL BE PROVIDED!
Wear sunscreen and bring your indigenous resistance with you!
For more information contact Lauren at email@example.com