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Michael Laughing Fox Charette, a citizen of the Red Cliff Band of Ojibwe, plays a  traditional flute during a water protector celebration on Madeline Island in Wisconsin on Oct. 2, 2021. (Photo by Mary Annette Pember/Indian Country Today)

Line 3 opposition lives on, clean-up begins

Enbridge deftly tries to reframe years of citizen opposition to so-called replacement pipeline

In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Mary Toya, mother to then congresswoman-elect Deb Haaland, celebrates Haaland's win in Albuquerque, N.M. midterms election night. The mother of now U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland has died, authorities said Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021. Officials with the Department of the Interior didn't immediately release Mary Toya's age or a cause of death. In a statement, Haaland's spokeswoman Melissa Schwartz said "we celebrate Mary Toya's long life and are grateful for her 25 years of service to Native students as a member of the Interior team within Indian Affairs. (AP Photo/Juan Labreche, File)

Mary Toya, mother of Deb Haaland, dies

Toya was a longtime civil servant and US Navy veteran