On a sunny day in Duluth, snow falls on newly installed solar panels at  AICHO (American Indian Community Housing Organization). AICHO focuses on holistic housing, including educational and cultural programs, as well as sustainability lessons. Their overarching philosophy is that each American Indian woman and child deserves a safe environment in which to live and…

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Over a thousand Minnesotans took to the streets on Thursday, September 28th, at the “Hold the Line” march to show our opposition to the controversial Line 3 pipeline proposal. I attended this rally alongside MNIPL, and was moved by the passion and energy that each participant brought to the march. I left feeling noticeably more…

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The recently proposed replacement and expansion of Line 3, a tar sands oil pipeline in northern Minnesota, has fueled resistance across the state on the grounds of environmentalism and Indigenous people’s rights. Brent Murica is currently working with MNIPL on a variety of projects, including community solar gardens and miscellaneous policy campaigns. One of these…

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Throughout my childhood and into my early adulthood, I have found that, for me, the surest and quickest path to living a life full of meaning is by serving others. I think that MNIPL embodies that idea, and I am excited to be their communications intern for the 2017 fall semester. I will be interviewing…

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