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.
Jun 24 at 8 AM to Jun 26 at 11 AM
The run will start at the "crossroads" just South of Counselor, NM and end at the Bureau of Land Management offices in Farmington, NM.
Note: There is a rally on the 26th in Farmington at the BLM headquarters to greet the runners as they come in. Details at bottom of page.
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.
Note to Runners:
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!
On Monday, June 26th, we'll welcome the runners on their final leg as they arrive at the Bureau of Land Management office in Farmington to deliver a letter carried the length of the run.
Please help native youth protect our health, our future and our Mother Earth