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Gov. Walz shuts down the Capitol in preparation for the arrival of Treaty People

August 24, 2021 By Barbara With and Rebecca Kemble The Treaty People Walk for Water left northern Minnesota on August 7 on a 256 mile journey from the Mississippi headwaters to the Minnesota State Capitol. Wednesday, August 25 they will be joined by other water protectors in world-wide solidarity actions to protect the water from […]

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Gov. Walz lies about Enbridge to get the Native votes

August 24, 2021

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Northern Lights Task Force Torturing Water Protectors

August 23, 2021 Hubbard County Sheriff Cory Aukes and Investigator Bill Schlag began using pain compliance on unarmed, non-violent Water Protectors last week. They dislocated one person’s jaw. These brutal tactics come after use of less lethal munitions on unarmed, non-violent Water Protectors. All paid for by Enbridge. This is the legacy of Governor Tim WalzLt. […]

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Dozens of Indigenous Peoples and Allies Blockade Line 3 Man Camp, Continuing Fierce Ground Resistance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 23, 2021Contact: giniw@protonmail.com (Backus, MN) This morning, nearly 30 Water Protectors locked to multiple blockades in front of a Line 3 man camp, drawing awareness to several sex trafficking rings busted during Enbridge’s invasion of Anishinaabe treaty territory to construct its tar sands expansion project. Over 700 Water Protectors have been arrested […]

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Park Rapids suspends Enbridge water withdrawal from city hydrants

August 19, 2021 By Barbara With and Rebecca Kemble Today, the city of Park Rapids, MN stopped selling municipal water to Precision Pipeline, a contractor for Enbridge, who is working on constructing the Line 3 pipeline across 1855 Treaty Territory. The city began selling water out of city fire hydrants earlier this summer to support […]

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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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Civil disobedience planned for Honor the Treaties rally in St Paul August 25

August 11, 2021 Barbara With Just as Enbridge races to complete Line 3, Water Protectors are continuing to fight. Earlier today, the Giniw Collective shut down Line 3 along the Shell River. Water walkers left the upper Mississippi on Saturday, headed to St. Paul. They plan to arrive on August 25 to converge on a […]

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Water Protectors Shut Down Multiple Enbridge Line 3 Worksites

August 11, 2021 Contact: giniw@protonmail.com Water Protectors Shut Down Multiple Enbridge Line 3 Worksites (Park Rapids,MN) On Wednesday, August 11th, two worksites were shut down by Water Protectors in solidarity with Indigenous peoples who have been fighting the Line 3 tar sands pipeline for seven years. At the Shell River, a side boom and two […]

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