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Honor Our Treaties Patch Available in Community Marketplace

Much of our focus throughout the spring of 2021 was providing support to the organizing efforts behind the “Treaty People’s Gathering: Rise, Protect Stop Line 3” which took place June 5-8, 2021 on the White Earth Reservation in Northern Minnesota.

The Treaty People Gathering was a multi-day event which lead into a series of non-violent direct actions to stop the active construction of the Line 3 Tar Sands Oil Pipeline, the largest expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure underway in North America being built across Northern Minnesota.

The central theme of the event/gathering was that “We Are All Treaty People” – a phrase spoken often by the indigenous women leading the RISE Coalition.

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The SEEKJOY CommunityHonor Our Treaties Patch Available in Community Marketplace
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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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Rise By The River to Stop Line 3 [Photos]

400+ humans convened at a scenic overlook on the Mississippi River in St. Paul, Minnesota for Rise by the River to Stop Line 3, a multi-faith gathering to stand in solidarity against the Line 3 Tar Sands Oil Pipeline being constructed approx 150 to the North.

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The SEEKJOY CommunityRise By The River to Stop Line 3 [Photos]
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Protect The Water, Revoke the Permits [Photo Gallery]

A Rally & March took place in Downtown St. Paul on Friday, Jan. 29th, 2021 to raise awareness and encourage the Biden Administration to revoke Federal permits which have been issued for the Line 3 Tar Sands Oil Pipeline Replacement Project in a similar way to the recent actions taken on the Keystone XL Pipeline.

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The SEEKJOY CommunityProtect The Water, Revoke the Permits [Photo Gallery]
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People’s March in St. Paul 1/9 [Event Photos]

Several hundred people marched from Summit & Milton Ave in St. Paul on Saturday, January 9, 2021 in a demonstration against fascism, the lack of financial support provided as part of the COVID-19 pandemic response, police brutality & the Line 3 Tar Sands Oil Pipeline.

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The SEEKJOY CommunityPeople’s March in St. Paul 1/9 [Event Photos]