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MN Severe Drought vs. Line 3 Construction Corridor

A Video Illustration laying over data from the active Line 3 Pipeline Corridor in comparison to the “Severe Drought” zone that went into effect July 1st in Northern Minnesota.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources permitted Enbridge Energy to appropriate roughly 5 billion gallons of water from along the proposed route to construct the Line 3 Tar Sands Oil Pipeline over the coming weeks/months (Permit 2018-3420).

Data for this illustration was compiled 7/5/2021. The Pipeline Corridor Route was sourced from WatchTheLineMN.org and laid over the current Drought Map via U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) at dashboard.waterdata.usgs.gov.

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The SEEKJOY CommunityMN Severe Drought vs. Line 3 Construction Corridor
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Ogichidaa: Protect Niibi – Protect Manoomin

Video Footage & Photos captured during the “Ogichidaa: Protect Niibi – Protect Manoomin” 26-mile relay run around Lower Rice Lake on June 24th, 2021.

The video includes footage from the speakers at the end of the event blending the need for action at a local level to protect the water and the rice.

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The SEEKJOY CommunityOgichidaa: Protect Niibi – Protect Manoomin
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Line 3 Tribal Monitor Request Denied at Mississippi Headwaters

Footage captured June 24th at the proposed Mississippi River crossing of the Line 3 Tar Sands Oil Pipeline featuring Justin Keezer, a local Earth community member.

Minnesota’s Public Utilities Commission, when approving the contested Line 3 Tar Sands Oil Pipeline, included a clause that requires Enbridge to have a Tribal Monitor onsite during construction in sensitive areas. Keezer and local members of the Rise Coalition made an effort to speak with the Tribal Monitor and were denied.

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The SEEKJOY CommunityLine 3 Tribal Monitor Request Denied at Mississippi Headwaters
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Water Levels at Lower Rice Lake on White Earth Reservation

Footage captured June 17th at Lower Rice Lake on the White Earth Reservation.

Enbridge’s Line 3 project has just received additional permits from the DNR to appropriate an additional 4.47 billion gallons of water for temporary trench dewatering along the remaining 144.5 miles of proposed construction for Line 3 – nearly a ten-fold increase from the 510.5 million gallons originally granted.

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The SEEKJOY CommunityWater Levels at Lower Rice Lake on White Earth Reservation
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Treaty Rights Tuesday [Video Recap]

Opponents to the Enbridge Line 3 “Replacement” Pipeline gathered in front of the Douglas County Government Center in Superior, Wisconsin on Tuesday, January 5, 2020 to raise awareness about the on-going construction of the pipeline & encourage those able to travel north to the frontlines in support of the indigenous-led resistance taking place on the ground.

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The SEEKJOY CommunityTreaty Rights Tuesday [Video Recap]
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“River at Risk” [Video Recap]

Video recap of “The River’s At Risk: Stop The Line 3 Pipeline” gathering on the Lake/Marshall Ave Bridge over the Mississippi River in the Twin Cities. The Line 3 Tar Sands Oil Pipeline construction has begun and Enbridge is actively trying to setup the drilling machine to bore under the Mississippi River for the pipeline.

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The SEEKJOY Community“River at Risk” [Video Recap]

“We Are Still Here” Indigenous Peoples’ Day Parade 2019 in Saint Paul, MN

 

The Indigenous Peoples’ Day Parade in Saint Paul, Minnesota, took place on October 14th, the second Monday of the month, which is a date formerly referred to as “Columbus Day” but which has been recognized, although unofficially, as “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” in Minnesota since 2015.

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The SEEKJOY Community“We Are Still Here” Indigenous Peoples’ Day Parade 2019 in Saint Paul, MN