On May 26, the town council in Newstead, New York voted to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day.
"The voices of everyone working to ensure future trade deals safeguard workers and the environment have been heard."
The Idle No More movement is being attacked and called "bacteria that spread across the country."
The day promotes a meat-free diet to improve health, protect the environment, and save animals.
"When safety standards are cut, miners die. It's that simple. Let's not get to that point."
The memorial was dedicated in 2007 and included several commissioned pieces of public art.
The largest march against fracking in U.S. history included labor, indigenous rights, climate activists and many other groups.
During a teleconference hosted today by the BlueGreen Alliance, leaders got together to ask the necessary tough questions regarding the president's support of Fast Track.
The New York Working Families Party called on the state's governor and the state legislature to enact an agenda that puts "working families first."
The disaster and the resulting deaths shocked the mining communities of Raleigh and Boone Counties and left the dead miners' families grieving.