Eastern Woodland Association

$5,000 to support a Native-led power building and organizing push to further build the coalition of landowners, activists, organizations, and protectors in opposition to construction of the Southgate extension project of the Mountain Valley Pipeline that would negatively impact ecosystems, including threatening hundreds of streams and wetlands, and communities in its path from southern Virginia into central North Carolina. A walking and driving tour along the proposed pipeline route also included a process of documenting and mapping Indigenous & enslaved people’s burial sites and other sacred sites that would be impacted on ancestral Saura, Tutelo, Monacan, Occaneehi, and Saponi lands.