4:30-6pm PT / 5:30-7 MT / 6:30-8 CT / 7:30-9 ET
Hosted by UUSC & Minnesota UU Social Justice Alliance (MUUSJA)
This workshop will feature updates from climate justice leaders working in frontline communities across Northern Minnesota. We’ll discuss the impacts that the proposed Line 3 oil pipeline could have on our water, land, and communities, and we will explore effective ways that people can join or support the Stop Line 3 resistance movement. This workshop will also include information about nonviolent direct action and other creative and caring conflict intervention opportunities. We’ll close by learning a water song together. Joining this program to share from their perspectives and communities:
Rita Chamblin- Unitarian Universalist layleader, environmental justice advocate and resident of Northern Minnesota, Bemidji liaison for Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light (MNIPL).
Sharon Day- enrolled member of the Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe, second degree M’dewin, and Executive Director of Indigenous Peoples Task Force since 1990. Grandmother, artist, musician, writer, and leader of Nibi (Water) Walks, an extended ceremony to heal and honor water.
Gaagigeyaashiik (Dawn Goodwin) - an advocate for Nimaamaa-Aki (Mother Earth), a protector of manoomin (wild rice) and water from Lower Rice Lake on the White Earth Reservation. Co-founder of RISE Coalition—Resilient Indigenous Sisters Engaging with our Allies.
Tara Houska- Couchiching First Nation Anishinaabe, tribal attorney and land defender, founder of Ginew Collective, writer and advocate on a range of indigenous rights issues, environmental justice and institutional racism.
Lyz Jaakola- musician and educator, and an enrolled member of the Fond du Lac band of Lake Superior Ojibwe in Cloquet, MN. She teaches at Fond du Lac Tribal Community College and is a newly elected member of the Cloquet City Council.
Winona LaDuke- an American environmentalist, economist, writer and hemp grower, known for her work on tribal