Strike for Climate Action: Greta Thunberg in amiskwaciwâskahikan

October 18, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

From the Facebook event:

We will march from Beaver Hills House Park to the Legislature. See below for details.

Our House is on Fire — Let's Act Like It.

Millions of students across the globe have been striking on Fridays to demand action on the climate crisis from all levels of government and civil society.

The international Fridays for Future movement, sparked by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg’s one-person protest, has gained widespread support from youth across the country and around the world. Here in the heart of oil country, young people are at the forefront of fighting for a liveable future.

And long before that, young Indigenous people from communities severely affected by climate and ecological breakdown have been courageously speaking up, like Autumn Peltier from Wikwemikong Unceded Territory, who started advocating for safe drinking water and clean waterways in 2013 at the age of eight. She addressed the UN General Assembly last year at age 13 and, earlier this year, was named chief water commissioner by Anishinabek Nation.

On Friday, October 18th, people of all ages from across Treaty 6, 7, and 8 territory will join together with Greta Thunberg in-person to fight for a future that:

  1. Respects climate science;
  2. Upholds indigenous rights and sovereignty;
  3. Creates millions of good jobs; and
  4. Enshrines dignity and justice for all.

As young people, we know the future we deserve and we're ready to build it.


  • 11:00 Meet at Beaver Hills House Park
  • 11:15 March from Beaver Hills House Park
  • 12:00 Rally at the Alberta Legislature


Alberta Legislature Grounds
Edmonton , AB