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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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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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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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City of Madison Unanimously Passes Resolution Opposing Enbridge Lines 3 and 5

Local Indigenous leaders urge passage of the resolution and opposition to Enbridge pipelines

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