Water protectors continue marching, organizing, suing in court, and putting their bodies on the line to stop the Enbridge Line 3 tar sands pipeline.
Enbridge said in a Canadian filing that tar sands oil could start flowing through Line 3 as early as Sept. 15.
The Minnesota state government and its regulatory bodies have failed us at every turn. The federal government and its regulatory bodies have failed us at every turn.
We need to replenish our spirits. We need to keep working to stop Line 3. Pipeline construction might be nearing completion, but that doesn’t mean it ever should be allowed to operate and carry oil. See below.
It’s important to recharge. Friends recently shared the song All Nations Rise initially performed by Lyla June as part of the Dakota Access Pipeline resistance. Before reading further take a listen. It’s under five minute long and its inspiring.
OK, now for the action.
Treaties not Tar Sands, Aug. 23-26, Minnesota State Capitol grounds
JOIN INDIGENOUS GRANDMOTHERS FROM WHITE EARTH as they hold ceremonial space at the Minnesota State Capitol. The space will be opened 10 a.m. and closed 5 p.m. each day, with talking circles in the morning and afternoon to deepen knowledge and build community. Rory Wakemup will create a powerful visual display of resistance in the space. Lunch offered each day.
A big gathering is planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, to welcome the Treaty People Walk for Water as they reach the end of their 256 mile journey from the Mississippi Headwaters.
More details here. Please share with your friends and networks.
For more information on the Treaty People Walk for Water, and to see how to participate, click here.
March for Manoomin, Duluth, Thursday, Aug. 19
On Thursday Aug. 19th at 10 am, join members of Honor the Earth, the Climate Disobedience Center, MN350 and CAmp Migizi at the St. Louis County Courthouse in downtown Duluth to march and demand that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers pull the permits for the Line 3 pipeline. Line 3 puts Manoomin (wild rice) waters at risk. Come march for Manoomin, water, treaties, and our future.
A non-violent civil disobedience training will follow the event. Click here for more details.
Stay current on what’s going on in front-line resistance to Line 3
Can’t make it to join the walk? Follow and amplify the Indigenous-led frontline organizations who are fighting for treaty rights, a healthy climate, and a better future.