FAQ

Where is the march happening?
8am Gathering & Prayer location: Building of Interior Affairs, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 
9am march
10am - 6pm rally Location: The Lincoln Memorial, 2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW, Washington, DC 20037

-Please click here to visit our march/event information page.

I’m not Indigenous, can I attend ?
Yes, The Indigenous Peoples March is for any person, regardless of gender or gender identity, race, creed, and nationality who believes Indigenous rights are human rights.

Will it be safe ? Can I bring my children? Will it be accessible for people with disabilities?
Our organizing team is working hard to make sure that this march is inclusive of people with disabilities. The decision to bring your children is a personal one. We are also planning access points for those that require a wheelchair , guiding blind, and mental health crisis care. Please email indigenouspeoplesmovement@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer or if you have a specific request not addressed in the information below, and we will work to make sure that it is fulfilled.

-An ADA section will be located directly in front of the stage and will be open to those who require it.
-All volunteers will be trained to provide general support for folks with disabilities. 
-American Sign Language interpretation will be provided on the stage, 
-Every area where porta-potties are located will also have ADA accessible porta-potties.
-Additional accessible porta-potties will be provided in the ADA section

I want my organization to be involved. How can we join the mobilization ?
Please contact us at indigenouspeoplesmovement@gmail.com to discuss how your organization can join and support the Indigenous Peoples March. Alternatively you can click here for more information.

I can’t attend in person, but I want to support the effort. How can I help?
For those that cannot travel to Washington DC but wish to organize/Host or participate in a local march for 1.18.19, please  click Find a solidarity march  to find mobilizations around the country that you can join. If you’re interested in planning your own solidarity march, please host a solidarity march  with the “Click To Host” button on the map. A representative from our field team will contact you within 72 hours with more information on how to get started. You will receive weekly updates, and all the tools you will need to make it a success. The Women’s March will have "Sister marches" you may encourage those chapters to also be in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples March.

If you you would like to donate to help us make this march a success you can visit:
Fundraising - Indigenous Peoples March
*We also accept WEPAY or PAYPAL for donations via "indigenouspeoplesmovement@gmail.com"

I want to volunteer at the march/rally/concert
please click here for volunteer opportunities.

I want to be a vendor at the rally/fundraising concert.
click here  to fill out a form and one of our representatives will get back to you.
*space is limited

I would like to speak/perform how can I submit information?
Please email us at: indigenouspeoplesmovement@gmail.com and a representative will contact you.

What should I bring?
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Small backpacks and bags are allowed. We recommend you fill them with water and snacks for the day You can store larger bags at Union Station.
Blankets & chairs (optional)
-Comfortable shoes
-Layers (the weather in D.C. can be pretty unpredictable so it's good to be prepared for anything!)
-A reusable water bottle - we will have water towers available

What should I NOT bring?
-Any weapons, or anything that can be construed as a weapon, including pocket knives, multi-tools, mace, scissors, etc.
-Any illegal drugs (while marijuana is legal in D.C., the march will be on federal property and national park land, where marijuana is still illegal)

Where are the heating tents located?
Heating tents are locations:
1 In The constitution gardens, 
2 heating vans will be on Francis bacon drive
2 heating vans on 12th
& 1 on 9th street

Where are the port-o-potties?
port-o-potties are located on 21st through 19th on constitution ave, inner walk way.

What about banners, flags, signs, etc?
You may absolutely bring your own banners, flags, signs, and other visuals. There are no limitations in National Parks or on District of Columbia Property on size of banners, flags, signs, and other visuals, except for a height limit of 12 feet.

Will there be Spanish translation?
Spanish translation will be available 



Housing Information while staying in the DC/MD/VA area:

Accommodations/Housing
Dc march lodging provides safe and free housing to those attending marches in the area.
Alternatively you can find affordable places to stay through Washington peace center Mass Housing.

Hotels
Pricing will vary widely from $125-$500/night, depending on hotel, time, and number of rooms.
We were able to secure rooms at a discounted rate, please check out our partner hotels.
*use the links provided to guarantee discount(s).


Transportation

Buses
The Women’s March has partnerships with Bus.Com and Skedaddle. Both bus companies are donating portions of the proceeds directly to the Women’s March. Indigenous Peoples March is the day before the Women’s March and are assisting us with marketing and promotions. This is also an option. Please check to see if these buses leave your cities just in time for Friday, Jan. 18 to arrive before 8am. If you would like to organize a bus for both marches, please review guidelines.

Here are steps to take to get your buses organized:
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Check out the Women’s March exclusive landing pages with Bus.Com and Skedaddle.
-Thoroughly review the guidelines for bus booking with both companies.
-Book a bus - remember that you should have a bus lead/captain for your group to manage all the pieces and send reminders out to participant.
-RSVP here so we can make sure that you receive information on pick up and drop-offs.

The Women’s March National team is not directly booking buses for any participants, but can give advice. Please contact buses@womensmarch.comwith any questions.

How do I use the metro?
The Metro system in D.C. is relatively easy to use, and connects to various regional transit systems. We recommend buying a D.C. Metro card in advance.  Many people purchasing cards at once at the Metro machines can lead to long lines and delays. You can buy cards in advance here: https://smartrip.wmata.com/storefront.

Pro Tip: Bring good walking shoes and lots of patience. Don't talk to strangers. Find a uniformed service attendant. You can find more information about the DC area bus and metro options at https://www.wmata.com/

What about parking?
Out-of-town cars should consider parking at Metro Stations outside the city and taking the metro into downtown (map here). Downtown parking is tight, even on the weekends, and parking lots are expensive but Metro offers free parking on the weekends!

What about trains and other forms of transport?
Amtrak has good service into D.C., and in fact, they offer group sales with discounted group rates. If you have 75 people you can sometimes reserve an entire car (bonus: use it as an organizing space too!) You can find our more about that on Amtrak’s website: https://www.amtrak.com/group-travel-requests.

There are also many services that offer regional bus transit – you can buy individual seats, or also sometimes group rates. Costs can be very reasonable, especially if you buy early. A few options to consider are:

-GoTo Bus — http://www.gotobus.com/
-MegaBus — http://us.megabus.com/
-BoltBus — https://www.boltbus.com/