Indigenous water protectors are inviting people to come to Minnesota June 5–8, 2021, for a massive action to stop the Line 3 pipeline. They have requested an interfaith delegation. Might this include you? Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light and GreenFaith are partnering to form an interfaith delegation to peacefully protest the building of this pipeline.
This tar sands pipeline has received its permits from the state, so activists are calling on President Biden to cancel the pipeline. Ensuring that the greenhouse gas emissions resulting from that pipeline’s construction never reach the atmosphere is of utmost importance, as is making sure that a pipeline does not cross waterways, does not illegally cross lands that by treaty belong to the Anishinaabe people, and does not disturb the wild rice—sacred to the Anishinaabe—that only grows in that region of Minnesota.
Learn more and register for the Treaty People Gathering, and also register for the interfaith delegation. You can see the schedule here. This interfaith delegation will include cabins for many people to stay in, as well as space for tent camping.
Those who attend will engage in peaceful actions to draw attention to this pipeline and put pressure on President Biden to cancel its construction. You can also add your name to this letter to the president.
Are you interested in learning more? You can attend an info session with GreenFaith on Thursday, May 20, 2021, and/or leave comments with questions. Shared transportation is being arranged from many parts of the United States.
Actions in solidarity and other ways to support this endeavor will be available soon.