News Release

Indigenous Environmental Network

Today, one person was tackled and suffered injuries while being arrested for trespassing, as Enbridge continues to drill for the Line 3 pipeline near the Red Lake River without a tribal monitor. Things continue to escalate with the Sheriff showing up with dogs at the site, the last time this tactic was used water protectors were hurt at Standing Rock. Enbridge has continuously ignored the law and done work without a tribal monitor present. 

The Red Lake Tribal Council recently appointed tribal member Sasha Beaulieu to serve as the Band’s Tribal Cultural Resource Monitor with respect to the Line 3 pipeline construction project, this appointment has been ignored by the company and Ms. Beaulieu has not been allowed to monitor the work. The Tribal Council previously permitted a Treaty Camp, which is in Pennington County on public land within the territory that was ceded to the United States by the Red Lake and Pembina Bands through the Old Crossing Treaty of 1863. 

“We will continue to fight for the water, the land and the treaties,” said Sasha Beaulieu. “Our future generations depend on us stopping Line 3.”

About Indigenous Environmental Network

Established in 1990, The Indigenous Environmental Network is an international environmental justice nonprofit that works with tribal grassroots organizations to build the capacity of Indigenous communities. Indigenous Environmental Network’s activities include empowering Indigenous communities and tribal governments to develop mechanisms to protect our sacred sites, land, water, air, natural resources, the health of both our people and all living things, and to build economically sustainable communities.

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