treaty rights

  • Inaugural ‘No Uranium in Treaty Territory Summit’ Held in Rapid City

    October 8, 2019
    Rapid City, SD – The first-ever No Uranium in Treaty Territory Summit is taking place on Oglala Sioux Tribal land to alert the local public about the current fights against mining companies and to share knowledge about the extensive history of uranium mining in the…...
  • EPA to Hear Public Comments in Proposed Uranium Mine in Black Hills

    October 5, 2019
    Hot Springs, SD – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding a public comment hearing on their two updated draft permits concerning the Dewey Burdock proposed in-situ recovery (ISR) uranium mine and its proposed disposal of treated uranium mining waste fluids into the Minnelusa…...
  • Hundreds Rally in Opposition to Line 3 Tar Sands Pipeline in Minnesota

    September 28, 2019
    Duluth, MN – Hundreds are gathering today along the shores of Lake Superior. The Gichi-gami (“Lake Superior” in Ojibwe) Gathering‘s goal is to bring together opponents of the Line 3 oil pipeline to express their ongoing opposition to the tar sands pipeline project. Opponents of…...
  • Direct Action in Minnesota as Line 3 Pipeline Approval Reversed

    June 5, 2019
    Near Park Rapids, MN – On Monday, June 3, 2019 three water protectors shut down work on power lines along the proposed Enbridge Line 3 tar sands oil pipeline by locking themselves to construction equipment. The same day, the Certificate of Need and Routing Permit…...
  • Camp Healing Souls Joins Solidarity Actions to #AbolishICE

    July 23, 2018
    Big Sandy Lake, MN – Camp Healing Souls, a Ojibwe cultural camp in northern Minnesota joined an #AbolishICE day of action on July 17, 2018. The camp organized a small flotilla of local water protectors, children, and residents to canoe across Big Sandy Lake. The…...
  • As Line 3 Oil Pipeline Decision Looms, Indigenous Resistance Increases

    June 26, 2018
    St. Paul, MN – The fate of Enbridge’s Line 3 Replacement (Oil) Pipeline, North America’s largest proposed infrastructure project, will be decided this week. The decision was originally designated to be made no later than June 27th but may be be delayed further. The Minnesota…...
  • Three Arrested in Action to Stop Buffalo Slaughter in Yellowstone

    March 8, 2018
    Yellowstone National Park, WY – On March 6, two members of the group Wild Buffalo Defense locked down to Stephens Creek Capture Facility in a direct action to stop the slaughter of bison in Yellowstone National Park. After being arrested, they were charged with federal…...
  • Resistance to Line 3 Pipeline Seeks to Save Sacred Manoomin

    October 9, 2017
    Fon du Lac Reservation, MN – Indigenous-led resistance to the proposed Line 3 pipeline, one of the largest proposed infrastructure projects in North American history, has dozens gathering on private land in Northern Minnesota, dedicating their time and energy to defending the natural resources of…...
  • Ojibwe Harvest Wild Rice on Ceded Land to Exert 1855 Treaty Rights

    August 27, 2015
    Unicorn Riot went to Hole In The Day Lake in Minnesota to talk to Anishinaabe-Ojibwe natives who were exerting their Treaty Rights and gathering wild rice off reservation. According to the local bands of Anishinaabe, they retain the right to “hunt, fish, and gather,” on…...