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Indigenous and Environmental Justice Groups Lead a Toxic Tour and Healing Walk Near the Bakken Oil Formation

10.8.17

Indigenous and Environmental Justice Groups Lead a Toxic Tour and Healing Walk Near the Bakken Oil Formation Activists and allies from across the country aim to expose direct impacts of toxins and pollution New Town, N.D. -- As the Trump administration fast tracks dangerous pipelines and new fossil fuel development that puts Indigenous, Black and Brown communities at risk, the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN), Protectors of Water and Earth Rights (P.O.W.E.R.), and grassroots activists will host a “toxic tour” and gather for the Third Annual Healing Walk in the heart of the Bakken Oil Formation.

The groups want to increase awareness about the environmental impacts of pipeline toxins and pollution on indigenous communities and local water resources, especially because the Bakken oil and gas field, which is sourced for the Dakota Access and Bayou Bridge Pipelines, leaks 275,000 tons of methane per year.

WHAT: Toxic tour, healing walk and seminar highlighting environmental impacts of pipeline toxins and pollution on local communities

Events: August 11-12 New Town, ND August 11: 11am-4pm: “Toxic Tour” of the Bakken Oil Formation. Departing from Little Missouri Inn at 11am sharp. August 12: 9:30am: Water Ceremony and Healing Walk departing from The Point at Four Bears Park in New Town, ND. 3pm: Just Transition Seminar at the Nueta, Hidatsa, Sahnish Community College from 3-5pm Organized by the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) and Protectors of Water and Earth Rights (P.O.W.E.R.) Speakers and leaders will include:
Kandi Mossett, Indigenous Environmental Network Lisa DeVille, Protectors of Water and Earth Rights (P.O.W.E.R.) Theodora Bird Bear, Protectors of Water and Earth Right (P.O.W.E.R.) Tanya Sand, Professor at Nueta, Hidatsa, Sahnish College Modern Day Warriors Youth Group Pastor Harry Joseph from Saint James Parish, Louisiana. Watch Kandi Mossett of the Indigenous Environmental Network speaking about the devastating effects that the oil industry has had in her home located near the oil formation.

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Post PHOTOs that express solidarity with Ft. Berthold and all oil/gas impacted communities across the country & the world! Make and post a short VIDEO that highlights your communities struggles or simply sending a message of support and solidarity. Tag your posts with: @ienearth + @ggjalliance

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#Solidarity The Indigenous Environmental Network is an international environmental justice nonprofit that works with tribal grassroots organizations to build the capacity of Indigenous communities. www.ienearth.org


The Indigenous Environmental Network | PO Box 485 | Bemidji, MN 56619 | http://www.ienearth.org/


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