In about two months, we’ll be helping to lead the Sacred Water Tour in eastern Nevada, on traditional lands of the Goshute and Shoshone nations. We’re in the thick of planning the trip and coordinating with activists in the area.
The latest news, which we’re pleased to announce, is that our good friend and fellow DGR member William Falk will be offering a short poetry workshop as part of the tour.Will is a powerful writer who uses poetry to grapple with issues of environmental destruction, connection to the land, mental health, and more. Here is one example of his writing and poetry.
We hope you will consider joining us for the tour. Please get in touch if you’re interested in coming along!
About the tour:
Join us this Memorial Day weekend for a tour of sacred lands threatened by unsustainable “development”. We will spend three days visiting the communities to be affected by the water grab, learning about the project and the threatened sacred lands and waters, and camping in some of these beautiful places.
Driven by the greed of real estate speculators, the Southern Nevada Water Authority — the corporate-like utility that provides water to the Las Vegas area — is planning to extract millions of gallons of water from the eastern Great Basin.
The Great Basin is a beautiful and remote place, full of soaring limestone mountains, broad valleys, a startling array of wildlife, and some of the most isolated locations in the west.