Each year since 1970, the National Day of Mourning has been hosted on by the United American Indians of New England to serve as a reminder of the genocide of millions of Native people, the theft of Native lands, and the relentless assault on Native culture. Participants in National Day of Mourning honor Native ancestors and the struggles of Native peoples to survive today. It is a day of remembrance and spiritual connection as well as a protest of the racism and oppression which Native Americans continue to experience.

NAMRA submitted a solidarity video for the 52nd Annual National Day of Mourning to provide updates on our campaigns against destructive Canadian hydropower and stand with allies. Much progress has been made in our campaigns to dispel the myth that hydropower is clean energy. Most recently, the New England Clean Energy Connect (CMP) transmission line was rejected by Maine voters and Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection pulled the project’s permit. This is a huge win to prevent Massachusetts from importing Canadian hydropower and therefore funding further cultural genocide, environmental destruction, and climate-changing emissions; however, there is still much work to do to stop the false climate solution that is Canadian hydropower.