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.
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.
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