Movement stories:

Line 3

#solsticewater offerings

December 22, 2020

Our collective energy came together on the Winter Solstice as we prayed, reflected, celebrated, and gave attention to the sacredness of water. More than 140 people declared their intention to…

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Water Protectors arrested; MNIPL staff in group

December 7, 2020

This morning a group of water protectors were arrested, unexpectedly and without warning, as they entered the Wigwam on the banks of the Mississippi River to pray. The group included…

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Add your name: Spiritual leaders opposing police brutality

July 20, 2020

In partnership with RISE Coalition, we are circulating a sign-on letter for religious and spiritual leaders to preempt police violence against Indigenous water protectors. All of us have the right…

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Faith Leaders Read the Names of 227 Bodies of Water that Line 3 Will Cross

February 20, 2020

On February 19th, more than 100 people gathered at the state capitol at Governor Tim Walz’s office in ceremony to honor the 227 bodies of water that Line 3 would cross. The…

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Faith Leader Letter: Polymet Mine Proposal

February 11, 2020

On Tuesday, February 11th, MNIPL and a diverse group of faith community members delivered an open letter to Gov. Walz and state regulators signed by more than 250 faith leaders.…

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Second Annual Gathering at the Headwaters

October 25, 2019

Following the Global Climate Strike, MNIPL, the RISE Coalition, and Honor the Earth camped out by the Headwaters of the Mississippi River for our second annual weekend-long community Gathering and…

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My Response to Insight News: Environmental Justice means No Line 3

May 10, 2019

By Analyah A. Schlaeger dos Santos Background: In April 2019, local media outlets Insight News and the Minneapolis Spokesman-Recorder published articles titled “Environmental Racism Grows as Environmental Groups Turn Increasingly…

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Faith Leaders call on Gov. Walz to Protect Water, Stop Line 3

February 18, 2019

On February 8, faith and indigenous leaders gathered a beautiful spirit-led action at the office of Governor Walz. Together we delivered a clear moral message that Line 3 poses an…

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Protecting the Sacred: A Gathering at the Headwaters

September 26, 2018

On September 21-23rd, 2018, we came together at the invitation of water protectors, and in collaboration with Honor the Earth and the Minnesota Council of Churches, to honor the sacred…

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Line 3: It’s Not Over Yet

June 30, 2018

Dear Friends, Earlier today, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission voted to grant a certificate of need for the Line 3 pipeline. This is a devastating moment in our long journey…

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