News Release

Indigenous Environmental Network

On Wednesday, May 5th, 2021 a group named “MMIW&P of California” is gifting a red tipi to the Bemidji MMIW 218 group in honor of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Two-Spirits, Children and Men.

Pictured: “MMIW&P of California” is gifting a red tipi to the Bemidji MMIW 218 group.

Pictured: “MMIW&P of California” is gifting a red tipi to the Bemidji MMIW 218 group.

Data collection has begun to show what Indigenous peoples have long said, pipeline man camps bring increased human trafficking and violence to nearby Indigenous communities. There is evidence that trafficking by pipeline workers has already occurred along the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline in northern Minnesota. In late February two Enbridge workers were arrested and charged in a human trafficking bust in Itasca County.

Date: Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

Where: Paul Bunyan Park, 300 Bemidji Ave N, Bemidji, Minnesota 56601

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Live-stream: https://www.facebook.com/MMIW-218-105960741456069

Hashtags:
#MMIR
#NoMoreStolenRelatives
#MMIW2SGR
#WhyWeWearRed

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.

Learn more here: ienearth.org

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