Good morning TPG group sponsors,

The Treaty People Gathering is coming right up! Please, take a moment today to share today’s media advisory with your press lists!
If you hear back from press expressing interest you can direct them to:

– The TPG Press Guide for information about traveling and lodging, as well as guidelines for covering this event
– The form for press to RSVP
– Our email address ( and shared number (320-496-6304) for any further questions

Thank you for supporting this historic mobilization!
Emma and Natalie (on behalf of the TPG comms team)


Wednesday, June 2

CONTACT: or 320-496-6304

JUNE 5 – 8: Water Protectors Stage Largest Resistance Yet to

 Enbridge Line 3 as Construction Resumes

Treaty People Gathering to build grassroots call for Minnesota elected officials and President Biden to shut down Line 3 pipeline to protect treaties, water and climate

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(Northern Minnesota) Indigenous leaders and climate activists will gather in Northern Minnesota from June 5th to 8th to protest construction of the Line 3 oil pipeline and uphold treaty rights, with major public events on Monday, June 7th.

WHO: More than 1,000 water protectors traveling from around the country to join frontline Indigenous leaders resisting Line 3, including Winona LaDuke, Tara Houska, Dawn Goodwin, Taysha Martineau, Nancy Beaulieu, and Simone Senogles, as well as notable allies resisting Line 3, including Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener, Rosanna Arquette, Taylor Schilling and Bill McKibben.

WHEN: Monday, June 7th at 7AM

  • Spokespeople also available on Sunday, June 6th (For additional information on June 6th spokesperson availability, email

  • We recommend arriving on Sunday to be prepared to meet up early Monday morning

WHERE:  Media check-in Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen, MN on Saturday from 4 -6 pm CT, Sunday from 8 – 10 am CT and 2 to 6 pm CT, and on Monday at 7 am CT


More than 1,000 people will travel to the frontlines of Line 3 pipeline construction this weekend to challenge the ways this tar sands expansion project threatens Indigenous lifeways and the future of the climate. Enbridge is building Line 3 through Anishinaabe treaty land and the Mississippi headwaters despite multiple tribal-led lawsuits and ongoing frontlines resistance.

[READ — Associated Press: Enbridge’s Line 3 oil pipeline enters critical month in June]

“We need to protect all that we have left of the sacred gifts and land. I said that I would do all that I could.  And I have done all that I could in the legal system, thus far following that process. Now, they have failed us through regulatory capture and corporate financing. So now we need you,” said Dawn Goodwin of the RISE Coalition

Bill McKibben and Jane Fonda are planning to stand with Frontline Indigenous leaders and allies from across the country and Minnesota to stop Enbridge’s Line 3, which has been under construction since December, 2020.

[READ — CBS (WCCO): ‘They’re Shoving A Pipe Down Our Throat’: Inside Winona LaDuke’s Fight Against Line 3]

At the start of June, as Enbridge resumes full scale construction and prepares to drill under dozens of Minnesota’s rivers and lakes, more than 1,000 water protectors will travel to Minnesota to stand on the frontlines in solidarity with Indigenous communities resisting construction. Those who are planning to attend vow to peacefully disrupt construction of Line 3.

Former President Trump approved Line 3’s final permits in his last days in office. Anishinaabe tribes, frontline leaders, and climate activists have been calling President Biden to revoke the permits and halt construction.

Tara Houska, founder of the Giniw Collective, said, “Our Mother needs us to be brave, to give voice to the sacred and future generations. We’ve elevated the national profile of Line 3 through people power. Biden hears our voices, but the wetlands and wild rice need action. We cannot mitigate the climate crisis and we cannot stand idly by as DAPL and Line 5 fossil fuels flow illegally, as young people chain themselves to the Mountain Valley pipeline and Line 3. Stand up for what is right, stand up for those not yet born.”

If completed, Line 3 will transport hundreds of thousands of barrels of toxic tar sands oil per day. The pipeline would cross more than 200 water bodies including dozens of wild rice lakes, as well as sensitive watersheds, ecosystems, and pristine landscapes in northern Minnesota.

Anishinaabe tribes and allied groups have been resisting the construction of Line 3 across Minnesota since it was proposed in 2014. Since construction began in December of last year, water protectors have delayed construction through non-violent direct action and peaceful protest. More than 250 people have already been arrested protesting construction.


Natalie Cook

Organizing Representative
Sierra Club North Star Chapter
2300 Myrtle Avenue, Suite 260 – South entrance
St. Paul, MN 55114
o: 612-259-2445
c: 651-295-3483

Natalie Cook

Organizing Representative
Sierra Club North Star Chapter
2300 Myrtle Avenue, Suite 260 – South entrance
St. Paul, MN 55114
o: 612-259-2445
c: 651-295-3483