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Honor the Earth purchases old Enbridge office


November 3, 2022

A former office owned by Enbridge — operator of the Line 3 oil pipeline in northern Minnesota — was purchased by an Indigenous and environmental rights nonprofit that will turn the building into a treaty rights and culture museum.

Honor the Earth, a local women-led organization, has fought Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline for more than seven years. The nonprofit will turn the Park Rapids office space, which was a former Carnegie library prior to Enbridge’s ownership, into the Giiwedinong Treaty Rights and Culture Museum. Giiwedinong means “in, at, to the north,” in Ojibwe.

“We’re going to turn this former Enbridge building into a monument to Indigenous history, culture, treaty and civil rights to help change the narrative in the Deep North, which will likely include at some point a powerful exhibit about the Line 3 struggle,” said Winona LaDuke, executive director and co-founder of Honor the Earth, in a news release.


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