Flow of the March

Knowing what to expect will make the First Nation – Farmer Climate Unity March run smoother for everyone.

Timeline

Shelley Buffalo and Zach Ide lead the March.

Here is an approximate timeline based on an 8:00 a.m. starting to march time. If the weather is predicted to be hot, waking and marching will be earlier. The length of time marching will vary based on miles marched.

5:30 a.m. – Kitchen prep team wakes
6:00 a.m. – Rest of camp wakes up
7:40 a.m. – Round up to hear announcements
8:00 a.m. – Start marching, taking breaks about once an hour
Noon – Lunch during a marching break
3:00 p.m. – Arrive in camp after finished marching
5:30 p.m. – Dinner
6:30 p.m. – Community Forum
9:00 p.m. – Quiet time

Responsibilities

Everyone is responsible to do certain things for themselves. In addition, everyone has volunteer duties, such as kitchen prep or keeping the commodes tidy. On the marcher application, indicate which tasks you have skills and/or preferences for. A task schedule with shifts will be created based on the responses.

Morning routine before marching

Responsibilities for everyone
Get dressed for the day of marching
Eat breakfast
Wash your own breakfast dishes
Using your own storage containers, pack your lunch and put in cooler on break truck
Pack up your tent and gear
Load your gear onto the gear truck into the space assigned to you
Attend the round up for announcements before marching

Responsibilities by task
Kitchen prep: Wake up before the rest of the group to prepare breakfast. Lay out ingredients that the marchers will use to prepare their own lunches
Kitchen clean up: Clean up after breakfast
Recycle/Waste: Make sure waste is sorted appropriately
Loading team: Collapse community tent and load equipment onto the gear truck
Solar generator team: Ready the solar generator for travel
Media: Complete blog from yesterday if needed
Gear truck organization: Keep things tidy on the truck
Campscape: Make sure the camp is as good or better than we found it

 

During marching

Responsibilities for everyone
Walk together in a group
Be visible by wearing either your own visible clothing, or safety vests provided by the march
Walk against traffic
Stay hydrated
The group will eat lunch together during one of the breaks
Take opportunities to talk with community members in passing

Responsibilities by task
Gear truck: Drive the gear truck to the next campsite. Unhook the solar generator and set it up. If driver wants to march, the sag wagon vehicle can take driver to marchers
Break truck: The break truck with the commodes will meet marchers during their lunch break
Sag wagon: Be available to pick up marchers should any need assistance

 

After marching

Donnielle Wanatee preparing to make fry bread

Responsibilities for everyone
Unload your gear from the truck and set up your tent
Attend to personal needs. Electronics can be charged using the solar generator
Participate in the Community Forum

Responsibilities by task
Kitchen prep: Prepare dinner
Loading team: Unload community equipment from the gear truck and set it up
Campscape: Make sure camp is orderly
Solar generator team: Set up the solar generator
Media: Work on blog/social media
Commodes: Do commode maintenance
Recycle/Waste: Dispose appropriately

 

After dinner

Marchers with Jack and Kim Higginbottom

Responsibilities for everyone
Wash your own dinner dishes and storage containers from lunch
Enjoy the community. Music may be played at this time
Observe quiet time by keeping conversations at a low volume

Responsibilities by task
Kitchen clean up: Clean up after dinner
Recycle/Waste: Make sure waste is sorted appropriately
Media: Work on blog/social media


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