So it looks to me like Enbridge and their partners didn’t gain much by their recent machinations. As I spent time watching the entire January 9th Public Utilities Commission Special Meeting, I thought I’d share the details.
Minnesotans, Others Voice Opposition as PUC Decision on Line 3 Expected this Week
FULL PAGE LETTER IN TODAY’S STAR TRIBUNE GIVES REASONS TO DENY THE RISKY PIPELINE PROJECT THE MN DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ALREADY REJECTED ON ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL GROUNDS -- AND IS SIGNED BY A LEADING CLIMATOLOGIST, CONGRESSIONAL, NATIVE AMERICAN AND FAITH LEADERS, ARTISTS AND OTHERSRead more
Minnesota PUC Refuses to Adequately Consider Cultural Impacts of Line 3 Tar Sands Pipeline
St. Paul, MN -- Today, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) announced that they have rejected a motion that would have allowed them to ensure that Tribal concerns were being adequately considered in their review of the controversial proposed Line 3 tar sands pipeline.
Honor the Earth Hosts First Daughter and the Black Snake Film Screening at Historic Holmes Theatre located in Detroit Lakes, Minn.
Honor the Earth Hosts First Daughter and the Black Snake Film Screening
CALLAWAY, Minnesota (Tuesday, February 6th, 2018)- Honor the Earth, is partnering with The Historic Holmes Theatre located in Detroit Lakes to host a screening of national award winning First Daughter and the Black Snake on February 28th, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. $20 per person or $30 per two people. Dinner with traditional Anishinaabe foods will be served followed by film and discussion.Read more
As a PhD student in the department of anthropology at New York University, Angelo has research interests in indigenous international repatriation, indigenous food sovereignty, and sacred lands protection. He promotes a local participatory research methodology and empowering traditional knowledge keepers. He has taught a variety of Native American and Indigenous course topics from college to Ivy league university settings. As a documentary film-maker, Angelo has developed digital storytelling projects in close collaboration with indigenous communities. His latest film is Shash Jaa': Bears Ears. He is the co-president of the Native American and Indigenous Students Group at NYU, assisting in facilitating an Indigenous Studies Program minor at the institution and he is on the selection committee for the Chief Diversity Officer at NYU.Read more
Honor the Earth requests proposals for an Information Technology Coordinator to manage our websites, supporter database, file sharing, and communication tools. We seek a disciplined, experienced individual with a commitment to long-term movement-building.
This is a part-time position (~20 hours per week) with competitive compensation relative to experience and ability, but no benefits. The IT Coordinator will be an independent contractor, not an employee of Honor the Earth. Location is flexible, but we prefer someone able and willing to work in one of our 3 Minnesota offices: Callaway (White Earth Reservation), Duluth, and Minneapolis. There is also a possibility for a short-term web development contract in addition to the long-term coordination position. To submit a proposal, please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected] on or before February 15, 2018.
Honor the Earth is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on identity. Indigenous people, people of color, Two-Spirit or LGBTQA+ people, and members of other marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to submit proposals.
Please read more for details...Read more
The Wild Rice Sulfate Standard was adopted in Minnesota rules in 1973 to protect our water and our cultural resources. Manoomin no longer grows in many waters, as a result of sulfate pollution and other development. The Standard has not been enforced, and making it more complicated now will have a detrimental impact.
The MPCA is proposing to eliminate and replace the Wild Rice Sulfate Standard. Up until now, the standard has maintained that sulfate should not enter wild rice waters in higher quantities than 10 parts per million. The new proposed rule would make a different standard for every lake and wetland with wild rice – an unbelievably complicated and costly rule to implement.
Come to Protect Our Manoomin!
Attend one of these meetings to make your voice heard:
St. Paul: October 23, 2017 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Harold E. Stassen Building (Skjestadt Room): 600 North Robert St., St. Paul, MN 55101
Virginia: October 24, 2017 (4 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
Mesabi Range Community College (Theater F100): 1001 Chestnut St., Virginia, MN 55792
Bemidji: October 25, 2017 (4 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
Bemidji State University (Beaux Arts Ballroom): 1500 Birchmont Dr. NE, Bemidji, MN 56601
For Immediate Release: BNP Paribas Bank stops funding tar sands, fracking -- Enbridge to lose $1.24B in corporate lending
On October 11, BNP Paribas, the 2nd largest bank in France and 4th largest corporate lender to Enbridge LLC, announced it will cease all funding of companies whose primary business is tar sands, fracking, or Arctic drilling. The news comes on the tail of several other banks divesting from the project level financing of Energy Transfer Partnership, the company behind the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline.
Five Ojibwe bands in Minnesota announced their own environmental review process for Line 3, largely in response to the profound shortcomings in the State of Minnesota’s review. Tribal governments are standing up to assert their rights of self-determination and to protect the lands, waters, and resources critical to the survival of the Anishinaabeg.
The Anishinaabeg Cumulative Impact Assessment (ACIA) is a working model for environmental review utilizing Indigenous Science and Traditional Ecological Knowledge. The document is being reviewed and refined by the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, the White Earth Nation, the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe and the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe. These Bands are also intervening in the State of Minnesota's regulatory process for the Line 3 project and will continue to oppose this project.Read more