Indigenous Grandmother Aggie Pilgrim speaks at HSU

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The Women’s Environmental Conference features women on the cutting edge of environmental activism and policy working throughout the Pacific Northwest. The Conference will be Friday March 27 , Saturday March 28 and Sunday March 29 at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California. The event is hosted by the Women’s Resource Center and California Women’s Agenda, in association with the United Nations’ Women’s Intercultural Network.


Topics include:

  • the fight for clean and plentiful water on the Klamath River,
  • pushing back against California’s biggest timber company,
  • the power of direct action to heal our forests and climate,
  • Citizens of Richmond organize to protect their community from oil refinery pollution,
  • alternatives to toxic chemicals in Humboldt County
  • surviving as a species in the face of climate change

…and more!


Keynote speaker Aggie Pilgrim (Sat March 28 @ 6 pm) is Chief of the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers, a body of women leaders from around the world dedicated to healing Earth for the next 7 generations. Aggie Pilgrim is the oldest living member of the Rogue River Indians who have called Southern Oregon home for 20,000 years. Aggie is known for her no-nonsense eloquence that has touched audiences across the nation and around the world.


Everyone is welcome to attend March 27-28 Women’s Environmental Conference at HSU in Arcata. Presentations will be held at the Bolman Forum (aka Native Forum), Founder’s Hall, Nelson Hall East, and the Goodwin Forum. Please check our Facebook event page for the latest updates to the schedule.



  • Aggie Pilgram–Chief of the 13 Indigenous International Grandmothers; clean water advocate;
  • Chief Caleen Sisk–Winnemem Wintu, Fight against raising Shasta Dam; twin tunnel Bay Delta water diversion; CA unrecognized indigenous people and the UN.
  • Pam Richard–Tri Valley C.A.R.E.S,
  • Patty Clarey–Californian’s for Alternatives to Toxics,
  • Rosalind Petersen–Agriculture Defense Coalition,
  • Dania Rose Colegrove–Got Water–Got Fish; international water actionist
  • Marilee Woodhouse–Battle Creek Alliance
  • Lauren Oliver—Calling of Circles
  • Kimberly Baker– Connecting Wild Places for Climate Adaption and Species Survival
  • Ama Tierney—grassroots activist, forest scientist, and radio journalist


Women’s Environmental Conference schedule

Friday, March 27, 2015:

Nelson Hall East 102/150      BSS 166/80

Friday 1pm-9 pm                   1-6PM


Saturday, March 28, 2015:

Founders Hall 118/120           Nelson Hall East 102/150

Saturday, 10am-12pm             Saturday 6pm-10pm


Sunday, March 29.2015:

Founders Hall 118                 Goodwin Forum

Sunday 10am-2pm                 Sunday 9am-2pm


Friday 3/27
1PM-1:30 pm Film Screening, The Sky is the Roof
1:30PM-2:45PM Klamath Justice Coalition
3PM Lauren Oliver
3:30PM-4:45PM Rosalind Peterson
6PM-7:15PM Karen Maki
7:30PM-9PM Patty Clary
11AM-12:30PM Ama Tierney
12:45PM-2PM Marilee Woodhouse
3:45PM-5PM Kimberly Baker
6PM-7:15PM Aggie Pilgrim
7:30PM-9PM Pam Richard


Conference organizer: Jene McCovey, 707-822-4233

Facebook event:


Paper submission (deadline FRI MARCH 20):,


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