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Water Protectors gather in St. Paul to demand the shut down of Line 3

August 18, 2021 Rebecca Kemble On Monday, August 16 the Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center and the International Indigenous Youth Council organized an action at the Minnesota Governor’s Mansion and a march to Chase Bank. After an explanation of the meaning of the Nibi song from Sharon Day, Kalpulli Yaocenoxtli kicked off the march and […]

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Park Rapids City Council caught selling millions of gallons of city water to Enbridge without telling the public

August 13, 2021 Barbara With Kent Brock was one of several concerned citizens who testified at the Park Rapids City Council meeting Monday night to hold them accountable for selling millions of gallons of Park Rapids city water to Enbridge for use in their Line 3 project without oversight or public consent. (see video below) […]

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Water Walkers headed for the Capitol: Why They Walk

August 12, 2021 Barbara With Water walkers bound for the Minnesota State Capitol left Backus, MN this morning after spending the night at the home of an ally along the route. The walk began last Saturday at the Fire Light Water Protector camp situated on the Mississippi River. Water protectors spent nearly three weeks camping […]

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Mississippi River after Enbridge

August 9, 2021 Barbara With In this photo shared by Nancy Beaulieu of RISE Coalition, the Mississippi is being traumatized by Enbridge’s work there. As they drill with horizontal directional drilling, they instigate what is called a “frack out,” wherein they hit the aquifer and the toxic chemicals they are using to drill leach into […]

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Water walk begins from headwaters of Mississippi, headed to Capitol by August 25

August 7, 2021 Barbara With This morning, water walkers left Fire Light Camp on the Mississippi on a walk to St. Paul. They will be walking for two weeks to their destination of the Minnesota State Capitol Building, arriving by August 25th. The Capitol Building will hold a large welcome event to celebrate the walkers, […]

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White Earth files Rights of Nature lawsuit against Minnesota DNR

August 5, 2021 READ COMPLAINT HERE First “Rights of Nature” Enforcement Case Filed in Tribal Court to Enforce Treaty Guarantees Action filed against Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to Stop Diversion of 5 Billion Gallons of Water for Enbridge “Line 3” Pipeline Press Release August 4, 2021 Contact: Frank BibeauPlaintiff’s Attorney frankbibeau@gmail.com 218-760-1258 Thomas Linzey, […]

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Minnesota Legislators ask state agency to pull Enbridge drilling permits

August 1, 2021 Barbara With On July 27, a group of Minnesota State Legislators sent a letter to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency asking them to temporarily suspend the Section 401 certification and demand that Enbridge halt all drilling along Line 3 after nine separate incidents of toxic chemicals being release into the waters all […]

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Bayfield County BOA calling for legal briefs concerning the rights of Lake Superior water

July 29, 2021 Barbara With The Bayfield County Board of Adjustments met this morning to address Kristle KLR’s appeal of the denial of a conditional use permit to open a water bottling plant in Clover, Wisconsin near Lake Superior. The BOA decided to accept legal briefs outlining if the BOA has jurisdiction over this matter […]

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Kristle KLR appealing CUP denial to open “irrigation” facility and sell Lake Superior water

July 25, 2021 Barbara With ,On April 15, 2021 Herbster residents Kristle Majchrzak and her father Robert Glau were denied a conditional use permit (CUP) to bottle and sell water from a well on their land near Lake Superior. The permit was denied after the couple received no public support from any of the citizens […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Enbridge frack out on the Mississippi is toxic

July 23, 2021 Indigenous Environmental Network CALL the MPCA at 1-651-296-6300 and ask what they are doing about this: MPCA Confirms ‘Frac Out’ Spill at Fire Light Camp Site Contains Hazardous, Combustible Additive Plus Two Additional Spills MPCA confirms that Enbridge has contaminated the Mississippi River at least three locations this week just outside Itasca […]

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