White Earth Tribe Members Voice Pipeline Concerns

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White Earth tribal members in Northern Minnesota held a drum ceremony to begin the first of eleven public hearings on Enbridge’s proposed pipeline that would carry Koch’s tar sands through their traditional territory in the Headwaters of the Mississippi River. Protecting America’s mightiest river at its source is not only at risk from tar sands pipelines that inevitably leak the corrosive, Canadian crude (known to sink, making clean-up impossible) but also the North American continent’s only indigenous grain, wild rice, as well as the peoples whose survival depends on it. While “rice is everything” to the native Ojibwe people, expanding oil infrastructure is essential to monetizing Koch’s massive tar sands assets in Alberta, as exposed in IFG’s Billionaires’ Carbon Bomb.
 
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