At the Treaty People Gathering I had the opportunity to be in ceremony with indigenous water protectors. I stood in solidarity with them to affirm their treaty rights, and to call for ceasing construction of the disastrous Line 3 tar sands pipeline through the sacred land and water of Minnesota – see StopLine3.org and HonorEarth.org for info.
My friends Lisa Swartz and Batya Kagan were on radio KSQD describing some of our experiences – you can find it now by scrolling down to the 5pm Talk of the Bay show on this page. Michael Levy and I were also on KSQD just before we left. The four of us will share stories of our Treaty People Gathering experiences at a live event in Santa Cruz, California on June 21st.
Media Coverage of the #StopLine3 Actions in Minnesota
Extensive coverage and videos related to efforts to Stop Line 3 are available via independent news outlet Unicorn Riot. See also:
- “Not Having It”: Winona LaDuke on Mass Protest by Water Protectors to Halt Line 3 Pipeline in Minnesota – Democracy Now!
- Indigenous-Led Blockades Occupy Line 3 Pipeline Sites – Unicorn Riot
- We are all treaty people – Jane Fonda on Facebook Watch
- Low-Flying DHS Helicopter Showers Anti-Pipeline Protests with Debris – The Intercept
- The Keystone XL Pipeline Is Dead. Next Target: Line 3. – The New York Times
- Indigenous Women Lead the Movement to Stop Line 3 Pipeline: “This is Everything We Have” – Ms. Magazine
- Protesters want a pipeline project shut down in Minnesota… – CNN
- Line 3: protests over pipeline through tribal lands spark clashes and mass arrests – The Guardian
- Fight over Canadian oil rages on after pipeline’s demise – AP News
- Minnesota court affirms approval of Line 3 oil pipeline – KSTP
What You Can Do Now to Stop Line 3
There is much work to be done to #StopLine3. You could
- Call President Biden. Call the White House and Climate Office of Gina McCarthy by dialing: 888-724-8946. Tell them: “President Biden must honor the treaties and protect our climate by stopping the Line 3 tar sands pipeline now.”
- Help free the water protectors:
- Donate to the bail fund for the approximately 200 water protectors arrested [last] week: https://treatypeoplegathering.com/donate
- Join us. …Learn more at the Rise Coalition Facebook page where you can send a direct message for more information.
- [Learn] about other opportunities to join in protecting our water at https://welcomewaterprotectors.com/.
You can also take action to get big banks to withdraw their funding for Line 3. Learn more at StopTheMoneyPipeline.com/Line3. My friend Jim Thompson of THIS! is What We Did will be hosting new cohorts soon on how to Move Your Money.
Ubuntu and agaya to all who love and protect our sacred Earth!