November 18th – November 29th, 2019

The North American Megadam Resistance Alliance held the third annual Megadams = Megadamage Speaking Tour this past November. This tour brought Indigenous and allied speakers from hydro-affected communities in Canada to the Northeast United States to speak with the general public and key decision-makers on the topic of Canadian hydropower and transmission corridors such as NECEC and the detrimental effects that these have on their communities and the environment.

Press coverage from our last tour.

Governors across New England are considering or have approved proposals from Hydro-Quebec to supply New England with electricity to help the region move away from fossil fuels; however, hydro-power is not the clean and green power that it is marketed to be.

The tour brought individuals on the frontlines of the fight against big Canadian hydro to the U.S. to share their experiences. 9 public events and numerous meetings were held with government officials and regulators in Maine, Massachusetts, and New York. Our speakers also be made an appearance at the 50th National Day of Mourning in Plymouth, MA on November 28th.

Click here to learn more about our powerful lineup of speakers.

Tour Schedule

Tuesday, Nov 19 New York, NY Community Church of New York 40 E 35th St 6 p.m. Press Conference 7 p.m. Forum hosted by Sierra Club and allies Topics include:

  • New York City’s plan to import Canadian hydropower and impacts on local jobs and renewable energy projects
  • Role of Champlain Power Hudson Express (CHPE) transmission corridor in causing and perpetuating the destruction of Canadian rivers and social and economic injustices.
Forum in New York City on Canadian hydropower featuring Meg Sheehan, Roberta Benefiel, Amy Norman, Rita Monias, Tommy Monias, Elizabeth Yeampierre, and Shay O’Reilly.

Wednesday, Nov. 20   
Worcester, MA 
Worcester State University
Eager Auditorium, Sullivan Building, 486 Chandler St, Worcester, MA 
7 p.m. Forum
Co-hosted by Worcester State University Department of Earth, Environment, and Physics, WSU Sustainability office, WSU Office of Multicultural Affairs, and 350 Central Massachusetts.

Thursday, Nov. 21   
Boston, MA
Sierra Club Massachusetts Chapter
50 Federal St 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 
6 p.m. Forum

Friday, Nov. 22 
Kingston, MA 
Jones River Trading Post, 42 Elm St. 
11 a.m. River Restoration Celebration
Hosted by Jones River Watershed Association

Sunday, Nov. 24 Portland, Maine Friends School of Portland Meeting Room 7 p.m. Forum

Monday, Nov. 25   
Augusta, Maine Maine State House Welcome Center,
1 p.m. Press Conference 

Farmington, Maine, University of Maine Farmington,               
6 p.m. Forum
Thomas Auditorium, Prebble Hall, 173 High St.
Co-Hosts: Natural Resources Council of Maine and Sierra Club Maine Chapter

Thursday, Nov. 28   
Plymouth MA 50th National Day of Mourning at Noon
Hosted by: United American Indians of New England

Friday, Nov. 29  
Plymouth MA
Forum 5 p.m.
128 Herring Pond Road
Host: Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribal Council