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Events in Mackinaw City to bring awareness to Line 5 threats

September 3, 2021 Michele Bourdieu, Keweenaw Now MACKINAW CITY — Native and non-Native groups opposed to Enbridge’s Line 5 oil pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac will gather in Mackinaw City this Labor Day weekend — Sept. 3, 4 and 6 — for several events bringing awareness to the threats posed by Line 5 — […]

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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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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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Rights of Nature: Giving Voice to the More-Than-Human

August 10, 2021 By Chelsea Fairbank and Barbara With On June 4, the Minnesota DNR unilaterally granted the controversial Enbridge Line 3 tar sands pipeline project a Water Appropriation Permit Amendment, increasing the initially permitted volume of water ten-fold, from 510.5 million gallons to 4.98 billion gallons. On August 4, Tribal Court of the White […]

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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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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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