Tomorrow, Thursday, Dec. 7: Key EIS Vote: The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) will vote on whether or not the Line 3 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is “adequate” or not. Line 3 is a proposed new tar sands crude oil pipeline through northern Minnesota. Meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. at the PUC meeting space, Metro Square, 121 7th Place East, #350, St Paul.
Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 9-10: All Nations Winter Market, (Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday 1-4 p.m) at All Nations Church, 1515 E 23rd St, Minneapolis. A great opportunity for holiday shopping. It will include art, food, and more. (See Dream of Wild Health’s Facebook page.)
Monday, Dec. 11: Stop Line 3 Rally against illegal pipeline yards, 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. at Black Bear Casino Resort Parking Lot – Carlton, MN. Sponsored by Stop Line 3, Northwoods350, Makwa Initiative Line 3 Frontline Resistance, Twin Cities Indigenous Youth, Honor the Earth, and MN350.
Friday, Dec. 15: The Circle Fundraising Breakfast: 7:30-9 a.m. at All Nations Church, 1515 E 23rd St, Minneapolis. Come and support news reporting from a Native American perspective. Suggested donation $35. Featured speakers are Mark Anthony Rolo and Carter Meland. Rolo (Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa) is a journalist, filmmaker, and playwright, and has been a correspondent Indian Country Today. Meland, a White Earth descendant, teaches in the Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota.
Sunday, Dec. 17: Camps A Rising Fundraiser, a fundraiser to support the three northern Minnesota camps opposed to Line 3. The fundraiser will run from 1-4 p.m. at the East Side Freedom Library. 1105 Greenbrier St., St. Paul. Co-sponsored by Camps A Rising, Honor the Earth, MN350 and the Sierra Club.
Thursday, Dec. 28: Join Healing Place Collaborative and its partners in learning about the Dakota Language Table and the Water Bar, 5-7 p.m. at the East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier, St. Paul. Čhokáta Nážiŋ (the Dakota Language Table) is a living and traveling gathering space for the Dakota language to be restrengthened through a deeper understanding of the interdependent relationships of the land, language and lifeways to the health and wellbeing of people that call Mnísota Makhóčhe (Minnesota) home. Mniówe is a place for getting water and is the indigenized rendition of the esteemed “Water Bar.” Learn about indigenous philosophies, relationships and practices relating to Mní (water) that have allowed Dakota people to thrive in this area for millennia. Sample water from a variety of sources in Mnísota; and engage in conversations about the ways in which we use and interact with water in our daily lives; often without thinking about where our water comes from.