PADDLE TO PROTECT

A 250-MILE CANOE JOURNEY TO #STOPLINE3

MISSISSIPPI HEADWATERS TO BIG SANDY LAKE

AUGUST 12 - SEPTEMBER 2, 2017

Saturday, August 12

Mississippi headwaters in Itasca State Park

10 am - Opening Ceremony

12pm - Boat launch

Saturday, September 2

Big Sandy Lake

4pm - Closing Ceremony

6pm - Manoomin Feast

The fires lit by Standing Rock have spread to Minnesota. This August, a group of indigenous youth fighting the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline will undertake a 250-mile canoe journey across northern Minnesota to stand for the cleanest lakes, the manoomin (wild rice) beds and the 1855 treaty territories of the Ojibwe people.

We will start where the new Line 3 would cross the headwaters of the great Mississippi River, and travel a traditional canoe route to end at Big Sandy Lake, where hundreds of Ojibwe were killed by the US government in 1850.  

SUPPLY WISHLIST

Gear: canoes, paddles, dry bags, life jackets, tents,  sleeping bags/ pads, axes/saws/ knives, headlamps

Infrastructure: truck, canoe trailer

Food: smoked meats, dried fruit and vegetables

Contact: kat@honorearth.org

 
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We paddle for our grandmothers. We paddle for the grandchildren yet to come. We paddle for our rice, for our berries, and for our medicines. We paddle for our relatives who cannot speak for themselves.

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