Ruckus has been rolling with the Climate Justice Alliance and our friends at the Black Mesa Water Coalition for months now planning and preparing for the Our Power* Camp this past June on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona.
Participants came from all over the reservation, the U.S., and from as far away as Brazil to share skills, strategy and solutions for a just transition to clean and sustainable energy future for the reservation, Arizona and beyond!
This camp ended with a powerful action in Scottsdale, Arizona, bringing the water crisis and the solution from Navajo lands to the city!
Ruckus was part of the first Our Power camp in Northern California back in 2003 and we’re back around for the new round of Our Power camps launching this year. Up and coming gatherings include Richmond, CA, and Palmer, AK, so stay tuned!
Check out more photos of the Camp here, and the Action here.
For more information about CJA and the Our Power campaign, check out ourpowercampaign.org.
*The “Our Power” name comes from the “Our Power” Action Camp convened by Ruckus, the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN), Communities for a Better Environment (CBE) and Project Underground, back in 2004 in northern California, which brought together majority people-of-color organizers fighting resource extraction – many of whom were indigenous – and which ultimately led to the creation of Ruckus’s Indigenous Peoples’ Power Project (IP3), which is a program that builds direct action skills and trainers by, for, and with indigenous communities.