Tribal Public Hearing for Anishinaabeg Cumulative Impact Assessment on Line 3 Replacement Project and Abandonment at East Lake Community Center
Public Hearing for Anishinaabeg Cumulative Impact Assessment on Line 3 Pipeline Replacement Route and Abandonment
Meeting starts at 5:30pm to 7:30PM
AT East Lake Community Center
20650 363rd Ln, McGregor, MN 55760
Refreshments will be served
We invite our Anishinaabeg and local communities to come together to learn about and make comment on the Anishinaabeg Cumulative Impact Assessment (ACIA). This document was developed as a working model for environmental analysis on behalf of the five Anishinaabe bands of Red Lake, White Earth, Fond du Lac, Leech Lake, and Mille Lacs who are intervening in the state approval process for the Line 3 Replacement project. The ACIA is meant to be a resource, meant to provide the foundational example for assessing and responding to impacts from proposed large infrastructure projects which may affect Anishinaabe tribal resources and communities on and off reservations.
The ACIA is, first and foremost, Anishinaabe-centric with an emphasis on the Anishinaabe worldview and value system which the state of Minnesota simply could not successfully integrate into their Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The ACIA strives to more comprehensively address impacts to tribal resources and environmental justice. It will altogether more thoroughly and fairly consider the impacts to all the people, the lands, the waters, the plants and animals, and our collective future.
The ACIA is available for review on the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe website at www.MNChippewaTribe.org as well as at www.honorearth.org, and hard copies will be made available for review at tribal offices. Comments can be submitted to ACIAComments@mnchippewatribe.org.
Honor the Earth Hosts First Daughter and the Black Snake Film Screening at New York Mills Arts Retreat and Regional Cultural Center located in New York Mills, Minn.
Event: January 28, 7:00-9:00 PM, New York Mills Arts Retreat and Regional Cultural Center located in New York Mills, Minn.
Honor the Earth, is partnering with The New York Mills Arts Retreat and Regional Cultural Center located in New York Mills to host a screening of national award winning First Daughter and the Black Snake on January 28th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Winning awards at the Minneapolis and Red Nations Film festival, the documentary which had premiered nationally follows Winona LaDuke in the fight against Enbridge, a Canadian Oil company, seeking to put in the Sandpiper, a 640,000 barrel a day fracked oil pipeline across a new corridor in Northern Minnesota.
The Sandpiper project was defeated after a four year battle, and this film chronicles that story, in a breathtaking epic story. The Enbridge Corporation has proposed a new pipeline through the same route- Line 3, the 915,000 barrel a day tar sands pipeline. This pipeline project is in the regulatory process. Ms. LaDuke is the Executive Director of Honor the Earth. She is an author, economist and Anishinaabe environmental activist based on the White Earth Reservation.
Winona LaDuke believes Big Oil is the black snake predicted in indigenous prophecy to bring the earth’s destruction. When proposed new oil pipelines threaten sacred wild rice lakes, Winona dreams of organizing a spiritual ride, riding her horse against the current of oil, “because a horse can kill a snake.”