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Treaties Not Tar Sands; Capitol Action to Stop Line 3
IT’S NOW OR NEVER. Join the Multifaith Delegation at this critical Capitol Action.
Enbridge is racing to complete Line 3 and aims to finish construction and have oil flowing by the end of the year. By allowing Enbridge to build Line 3, our state leaders and agencies are violating treaties, accelerating climate change, and allowing an unnecessary pipeline to poison sacred waterways in our state.
We need people from all faiths and spiritual practices to join MNIPL’s Multifaith Delegation on Aug 25! We will join thousands to welcome the Treaty People walkers and help deliver their message from the frontlines: Our state leaders have failed to uphold treaties, protect the water and the climate, but it is not too late for President Biden to do the right thing and stop this pipeline.
Schedule for August 25:
12:00 pm — Meet outside the Martin Luther King Rec Center at noon. The MNIPL Multifaith Delegation will then join the last 1.5 miles of the Treaty People Walk for Water to the State Capitol. Our partners at RISE Coalition ask that we wear orange to honor murdered and missing Indigenous children and walk in silence.
2:00 pm — Join the Treaties Not Tar Sands gathering at the Minnesota State Capitol—a huge day of ceremony, solidarity, and action to stop Line 3! Our Multifaith Delegation will carry “All the Earth is Holy” banners and be assembled together. The event will feature a rally with speakers and food. Alongside elected officials and community leaders, we will make ourselves heard.
Please also consider joining Indigenous Grandmothers from White Earth, who will be holding ceremonial space outside the Minnesota State Capitol from August 23-26, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. There will be talking circles in the morning and afternoon to deepen knowledge and build community. Rory Wakemup will create a powerful visual display of resistance in the space. All are welcome to join the space.
Indigenous leaders and allies, including MNIPL, have been fighting this pipeline for years. As people of faith and spirituality, many of us are called to protect Mother Earth and all her inhabitants from destruction. It is our responsibility to defend all that is holy and to act on the truths that we hold in our very being: that water is sacred, we must protect the earth and all life from climate chaos, and it is all of our responsibility to uphold the treaties and respect Indigenous sovereignty.
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