Honor the Earth

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In years past Honor the Earth was able to host an annual gala event at Bayfront Festival Park to raise grant funding for native organizations.  In May of this year, undaunted by the challenges of a pandemic, two of the Honor the Earth cofounders, Winona LaDuke, and Amy Ray and Emily Saliers of Indigo Girls, staged an online music event that raised $230,000 of grant money that will be awarded to 50 native organizations around the U.S.

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Winona LaDuke is feeling pretty good today. 

The longtime Native American activist and advocate for sustainable development, renewable energy and local food systems is getting some rain on her crops this morning, and Monday, a district court ruled that the Dakota Access Pipeline must be shut down and drained of oil by August 5th.

LaDuke, also the executive director of the group Honor the Earth, has been battling the Dakota Access Pipeline project in North Dakota as well as the Enbridge Line 3 project in Northern Minnesota for years.

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In an address she called "Black Snake Chronicles: police, courts and victories," Winona LaDuke provides an update on the status of native resistance to pipelines, including three new landmarks in native resistance in Canada, Minnesota, and North Dakota.

KUMD's Maija Jenson shares her conversations with Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls.

Winona LaDuke's Honor the Earth is bringing the 5th Annual Love Water Not Oil Tour to Bayfront on Sunday, July 16 starting at 2:00pm. Join us for a night of indigenous resistance music with a mission to stop Enbridge.


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Honor the Earth's  third annual "Love Water, Not Oil" tour continues across Northern Minnesota, a journey by horse and canoe along the proposed new Sandpiper/Line 3 oil pipeline corridor.

Honor the Earth is a Native-led environmental organization formed in 1993 by activist and environmentalist Winona LaDuke of White Earth  and Indigo Girls Amy Ray and Emily Saliers.

The tour comes at a time when many Native communities are not only questioning the pipeline proposals, but challenging the state's rights to regulate ricing and fishing in defiance of the 1855 Treaty.

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Members of Minnesota's Chippewa tribes have served notice to the state that they plan to begin harvesting wild rice this week on all public waters, lakes and rivers within the territory ceded by the 1855 Chippewa Treaty with the federal government. They plan a major wild-rice harvesting event Thursday on Hole-in-the-Day Lake near Nisswa.