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First dugout canoe produced on Mooningwanaakaning (Madeline Island) since 1854

August 24, 2022 By Paul DeMainVideo by Rebecca Kemble Saturday and Sunday, August 20-21 were ceremonial days for the “oshkimitigojiman” canoe extended to those who were deeply involved with producing the first dugout canoe on Mooningwanaakaning (Madeline Island) since 1854, as far as we can determine. Saturday there were prayers and songs for touching the […]

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Treaty/Water Protectors Begin Walk from Superior to Ashland

June 12, 2022 Treaty/water protectors left Superior on June 11, headed for Ashland, Wisconsin by June 25th to meet up with the Communities United by Water celebration taking place on that day. Led by indigenous women from Miskwaagamiiwi-Zaagaiganing (Red Lake) and Gaa-waabaabiganikaag (White Earth) in Minnesota, and Basaabikaang (Red Cliff) and Mashkiiziibii (Bad River) in […]

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Water Protectors urge Biden to Decommission Line 5 and invest in renewable energy

March 3, 2022 by Line 5 Coalition members On Wednesday, March 2nd, a diverse coalition of about 50 people gathered to greet President Joe Biden in Superior, Wisconsin, urging him to address the climate emergency, honor the treaties with Indigenous nations, and shut down the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline. President Biden’s motorcade drove by demonstrators […]

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Speak Up for Lake Superior’s Bad River Watershed: Work to Save What You Love!

February 13, 2022 Zoom Webinar on Monday, February 14, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. This second Webinar in our Kairos-supported* events focuses on: What is included and what was omitted in the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource’s draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed re-routing of Enbridge Line 5 What points to highlight in written […]

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DNR Pulled Enbridge Permits in Northern MN in June; Company continues to work

July 17, 2021 Barbara With On Friday, July 16, the Minnesota DNR released copies of the suspension of permits issued to Enbridge as early as June 22, including suspending their permits in the Mississippi River-Brainerd, Pine River, St. Louis, and Crow Wing watersheds. Meanwhile, water protectors who have been observing Enbridge activity say they appear […]

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White Earth Demands Justice from Minnesota, US Government; Stop Line 3

July 14, 2021 Barbara With On July 9, Raymond Auginaush, Alan Roy, Winona LaDuke and Frank Bibeau of the White Earth Nation came to the Minnesota State Capitol to speak directly to Governor Walz about stopping Line 3 and revoking the recent permission for Enbridge to use 10 times more water than originally permitted to […]

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Enbridge holding the Great Lakes hostage

July 8, 2021 By Barbara With Illustration by William J Krupinski Enbridge is holding the Great Lakes hostage. The Canadian foreign multi-national oil company is being enabled and protected by the State of Minnesota to take 5 billion gallons of our water as they rip their Line 3 across our forests and rivers, basically saying […]

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Breaking News: Enbridge drilling construction operations hit an aquifer on Willow River

July 6, 2021 Breaking at the Willow River: On Tuesday, July 6, Enbridge drilling construction operations hit an aquifer. The video below shows them drilling mud. The yellow booms are to stop it from flowing downstream. It is called a frack out. This action at the Willow River, a part of the Mississippi watershed, where […]

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“Come pray like you pray;” Water protectors call for allies on the front lines

July 5, 2021Barbara With and Rebecca Kemble After white supremacists drop dynamite from a bridge near the Shell City Water Protector camp, Dakota Sundancer Hoka Wicasa calls for allies to come and stand between the indigenous and the Proud Boys and to come pray for the water. Shell City Water Protector camp is located at […]

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Let’s Talk About Cages: Biden’s Big Oil Boosters

March 10, 2020 by Barbara With Sen. Joe Biden has chosen Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) as his campaign co-chair. Even though his low-lying district in Louisiana would be most immediately impacted by climate change, Richmond has a long history of being beholding to the oil and gas corporations: Richmond, a member of the moderate New […]

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