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Bon Iver, Lissie to headline Water is Life concert in Duluth on Aug. 18

"Honor the Earth, an environmental organization co-founded by Winona LaDuke and the Indigo Girls, will present a “Water is Life” benefit concert at Duluth’s Bayfront Festival Park on Aug. 18. Wisconsin’s Bon Iver will headline the concert, with support from Baltimore vocalist Mumu Fresh; Iowa singer-songwriter Lissie“No More Pipeline Blues” contributor Dorene Day (Waubanewquay); Warm Springs singer-songwriter Quiltman; Smithsonian Folkways Recording Artist Larry Long; Low singer/guitarist Alan Sparhawk; the Pines’ David Huckfelt; Duluth guitar picker Charlie Parr; Leech Lake member Annie Humphrey; Duluth folk group Superior Siren; and Diné blues artist Corey Medina, with additional acts to be announced. Tickets are on sale via First Avenue for $65."

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Just Out of Jail, Winona LaDuke Decries Militarized Crackdown on Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline Protests

"Nearly 600 water protectors have been arrested during ongoing protests in Minnesota against the construction of the Enbridge Line 3 tar sands pipeline at the Shell River, which the partially completed pipeline is set to cross in five places. On Monday, authorities arrested Indigenous leader Winona LaDuke and at least six others. She was just released from jail yesterday and joins us after three nights in jail."

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BREAKING/DEVELOPING STORY: ​Winona LaDuke Among 7 Women Arrested Today at the Shell River; ENBRIDGE TO DRILL LINE 3 UNDER THE SHELL RIVER IN ANISHINAABE TREATY LANDS

HUBBARD COUNTY – July 19, 2021 -- Today women and other Water Protectors from across multiple communities in Minnesota sat together at the Shell River, near Park Rapids, Minnesota, in peaceful prayer to oppose the construction of Line 3, the largest tar sands pipeline ever constructed.  Seven women were arrested, and zip tied this afternoon – including Winona LaDuke, Executive Director of Honor the Earth. These women represent many others who stand in solidarity with the protection of water across Anishinaabe treaty lands. To date, over 500 people have been arrested expressing opposition to Line 3.

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CELEBRITIES URGE BIDEN TO HALT PIPELINE THROUGH MINNESOTA TRIBAL LANDS

WASHINGTON — Over 200 celebrities, Democratic donors and environmental activists are calling on President Joe Biden to cancel a proposed oil pipeline expansion and rerouting in Minnesota.

A letter first reviewed by NBC News urges the Biden administration to follow through on campaign promises to address climate change and respect Indigenous and tribal rights by ending the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline. Many who signed the letter worked on or contributed to Biden's presidential campaign, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Orlando Bloom, Katy Perry, Joaquin Phoenix, Danny Glover, Jane Fonda, Amy Schumer, Bon Iver and Mark Ruffalo, among others, as well as former Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer and the executive director of the Sierra Club, Michael Brune.

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MARK RUFFALO, INDIGENOUS AND ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERS CALL ON BIDEN AND ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS TO CANCEL LINE 3 PIPELINE

(Washington, DC) -- Today, Indigenous, environmental, and allied activists, including Mark Ruffalo, Winona LaDuke (Executive Director, Honor the Earth), Tara Houska (Founder, Giniw Collective) and Moneen Nasmith (Attorney, Earthjustice) held a press call to follow their letter sent to the Biden administration calling for an immediate stop to the Line 3 pipeline. 

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WATER PROTECTORS SHUT DOWN DRILLING UNDER THE WILLOW RIVER AND FACE ARREST

(Palisade, MN) -- 07/06/2021 -- Early Tuesday morning, dozens of water protectors standing in solidarity with Indigenous-led resistance shut down work at a Line 3 construction site by locking themselves to equipment and building several blockades on access roads. Two people surrounded by flowers locked themselves inside of a vehicle, while two others locked to drilling equipment inside the site. Most likely they will face arrest sometime today.

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On the river: Indigo Girls and Line 3 activists host Protect the Water concert in Aitkin County

Amy Ray spoke for many of the 100 or so Indigo Girls fans and human rights activists gathered on the shore of the Haka Wakpa (Mississippi) river in northern Minnesota Monday when she said, “This is the coolest thing we’ve ever done.”

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Minnesota's OK for Enbridge to temporarily move 5B gallons of water sows tension

Some environmentalists and Ojibwe tribes are angered at the state's decision to allow Enbridge to move 5 billion gallons of water as it builds a replacement for its Line 3 pipeline — up from 510 million in the company's original permit.

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Biden’s Position on Line 3 Undoes his Climate Commitments

"On June 23, the Biden Administration’s Department of Justice filed a brief that upheld a Trump Administration position on a federal lawsuit challenging a key permit for the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline. The filing stated that the Army Corps of Engineers’s decision to issue a permit for Line 3 had “satisfied NEPA’s [the National Environmental Policy Act] requirements by taking a hard look at the impacts of issuing the Permit and Permission and considering a reasonable range of alternatives.”"

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PROTECT THE SHELL: SHELL RIVER PADDLE & PARADE GATHERING

You are invited to come visit and stay at the rough camp (bathrooms and water onsite - regular camp fees apply to non 1855 Treaty Card holders - but some are large paid-for group sites exist), on the Shell River, across from the Shell City Ghost Town, Minnesota for several 2-3 hour paddles from the Shell City Campground landings and/or Shell City bridge, to the Crow River Tree Farm public landing in Wadena County, Minnesota on Saturday afternoon July 3rd and 4th.

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