Indigenous Environmental Network
After threatening arrests and eviction earlier today at the Red Lake Treaty Camp, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety and the Minnesota Department of Transportation rescinded their trespass order, indicating that Water Protectors in the area are not required to leave.
Previously, Pennington County Sheriff's Office brought attack dogs to evict water protectors and volunteers, escalating threats of violence following yesterday’s arrests. Now, they are ignoring orders from the State of Minnesota (MNDOT and DPS) and local Tribes. The lead Sheriff continues to refuse communication with the Red Lake Nation Tribal Council and demand they leave the area. The Treaty Camp is an official camp endorsed and supported by the Miskwaagamiiwi-Zaagaiganing - Red Lake Nation.
Enbridge continues to violate the reserved rights under the Old Crossing Treaty of 1863, ignoring the law and preparing to drill for the Line 3 pipeline to go under the Red Lake River without a tribal monitor and consent of Red Lake Nation.
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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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