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Honor the Earth Holds Festival to Raise Money for "Indigenous Environmental Justice"

WDIO-TV
Updated: July 21, 2019 10:58 PM

The environmental justice group Honor the Earth raised money for "Indigenous Environmental Justice" with their "Water is Life Festival" held on Sunday at Bayfront Festival Park.

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Water for life artists sang different songs aimed at celebrating the water. There were also signs expressing opposition against Enbridge's proposed Line 3 Replacement Project.

The overarching message of the event was to protect the waters and the earth.

"We know that water is life, and water is certainly life in Duluth," said Honor the Earth Executive Director Winona LaDuke. "We have spent most of our time both protecting Mother Earth, that's my boss I feel like, is Mother Earth, and we've done a lot of advocacy, mostly around environmental issues," she said.

This is the 25th year since Honor the Earth was founded.

The group has traditionally opposed Enbridge's Line 3 Replacement Project.

“Given the recent scientific reports of the past year about putting more carbon into the Earth’s atmosphere, we need to prevent another Canadian pipeline 3 project that intersects Minnesota," a news release says.

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