Pee Dee Tribe Represents Tribal Culture and Tradition
We had the opportunity to attend different events. One of them was The Creating Climate for Change Conference in October of 2019. We were able to represent tribal culture and tradition, by performing several dances that showed our traditions and culture. Also, we had the opportunity to disseminate the message about the importance of leaving forests and wetlands standing and connected with our tribe culture of respecting nature.
Other events that we had the opportunity to attend and learned a lot from was the public hearing in Northampton County, North Carolina on Enviva’s expansion. We stood with Dogwood Alliance to oppose that expansion. Also, I attended a meeting in Jackson, MS with Justice First and SCEN. We also went to Alabama to attend several meetings with SCEN. Furthermore, we spoke in Atlanta Georgia to promote the protection of our forests and wetlands, and justice for all.
We coordinated and put together several events. An event in Bennettsville, SC on the protection of forests and water in May 2019. A tribal gathering in May 2019 where we invited Dogwood Alliance and Kingdom Living Temple.