News and Events: A guide to recognizing cultural appropriation, reparations updates, and more

In this blog:

  • Native Governance Center: Guide to cultural appropriation and wellness
  • Webinar: “Boarding School Healing: Mind, Body, Heart, and Spirit,” March 31
  • Watch the Line monitor training Saturday
  • One more in a long list of reasons to worry about Enbridge
  • Jesuits pledge $100 Million to atone for slave labor and sales
  • Webinar: Modern Racial Categories, American slave societies, and the integration of African religious practices into Christianity
  • Lessons From Lynchings: There’s a through-line from a noose on the neck to a knee on the neck
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Events: The Derek Chauvin trial begins, stopping Line 3, learn about reparations work, and more

In this blog:

  • March 7: Pray for Minnesota: A Gathering for Unity and Peace as the murder trial of George Floyd begins
  • March 8: Global Day of Prayer, George Floyd Square
  • March 10: Art at the Capitol
  • March 11: Rise by the River to Stop Line 3
  • March 11 and April 8: Antisemitism and White Supremacy
  • March 16: Righting Wrongs, Repairing Our Communities
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News and Events: A rally, a book launch, a river gets ‘personhood’ and more

In this blog:

  • Rally against Line 3, MMIW, at the Governor’s residence Saturday at 1 p.m.
  • Book launch of Seed Keepers, a new novel by Diane Wilson, March 9
  • ‘Memory March’ in Grand Rapids tomorrow (Wednesday) recalling largest inland oil spill in U.S. history
  • Gizmodo: Facebook favors pipeline companies over water protectors
  • LaSalle Valley flyover (two-minute video)
  • Quebec’s Magpie River to be granted legal personhood, a first in Canada
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Day of Prayer at George Floyd Square

Decades of frustration over lack of police accountability

In this blog:

  • George Floyd Square supporters: City has failed to hold police accountable, respond to demands
  • “No Justice, No Streets” yard signs available
  • Zoom conference Tuesday, March 2: Seeking justice, caring for community
  • Day of Prayer at George Floyd Square March 8, when trial starts
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News and Events: MMIW virtual events, Migizi gets new digs, Line 3 frontline fundraisesr and more

In this blog:

  • MMIW virtual events Feb. 11-14 (instead of the annual Feb. 14 march)
  • Film screening to fight Fossil Fuels – Necessity: Oil, Water, and Climate Resistance, a two-week long fundraiser for Line 3 frontline resistance (Feb. 5-21)
  • Workshops on Parallel Trauma and Line 3, Feb. 8-10
  • Latest round of Line 3 law enforcement bills under $4,000
  • Miigizi gets news digs!
  • New info graphic: Map the Blake Snake
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Secretary of the Red Lake Nation issues a call for public support in stopping Enbridge Line 3

Sam Strong, Secretary of the Red Lake Nation, issued a call for public help in stopping Enbridge from building its Line 3 pipeline. He calls the project a violation of Red Lake’s treaty rights.

Indigenous-led organizations such as Honor the Earth and the Giniw Collective have been on the front lines trying to stop Line 3. This is the first call from one of Minnesota’s sovereign Native nations asking people to come to northern Minnesota to support the pipeline resistance.

Sam Strong, Secretary of the Red Lake Nation (screen grab.)
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Investing in Healing Minnesota Stories fundraiser tomorrow!

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 6:50-8:00 p.m., Online

Please join us tomorrow in supporting the transformative work of Healing Minnesota Stories, whose mission is “to create understanding and healing between Native American and non-Native people in Minnesota, including reparations, with a particular focus on communities of faith.”

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News and events: Updates on DAPL, Keystone XL, winter gear drive for Fond du Lac children and more

In this blog:

  • Standing Rock, other Native nations, try again to shut down DAPL
  • Judge denies Native nation’s bid to halt Keystone oil pipeline work
  • Tanka Fund raising money to return buffalo to Native lands
  • Winter gear drive for Fond du Lac children
  • Students at the U. of M. Forest Resources Dept. sign-on letter to address systemic racism 
  • A look back at Native vote suppression
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