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Film screening on fight against Enbridge set

NEW YORK MILLS-- Honor the Earth and the New York Mills Arts Retreat and Regional Cultural Center are partnering to host a screening of a national award-winning film titled "First Daughter and the Black Snake" from 7-9 p.m. Jan. 28.

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Winning awards at the Minneapolis and Red Nations Film festival, the documentary follows Winona LaDuke in the fight against Enbridge, a Canadian oil company, seeking to put in the Sandpiper, a fracked oil pipeline that would have transported 640,000 barrels a day across a new corridor in northern Minnesota. Screen grab from https://www.blacksnakefilm.com

NEW YORK MILLS- Honor the Earth and the New York Mills Arts Retreat and Regional Cultural Center are partnering to host a screening of a national award-winning film titled "First Daughter and the Black Snake" from 7-9 p.m. Jan. 28.

Winning awards at the Minneapolis and Red Nations Film festival, the documentary follows Winona LaDuke in the fight against Enbridge, a Canadian oil company, seeking to put in the Sandpiper, a fracked oil pipeline that would have transported 640,000 barrels a day across a new corridor in northern Minnesota.

The Sandpiper project was defeated after a four-year battle, and this film chronicles that story. The Enbridge corporation has proposed a new pipeline through the same route-Line 3, the oil sands pipeline that would transport 915,000 barrels a day. This pipeline project is in the regulatory process.

LaDuke is the executive director of Honor the Earth. She is an author, economist and Anishinaabe environmental activist based on the White Earth Reservation.

"LaDuke believes big oil is the black snake predicted in indigenous prophecy to bring the earth's destruction," a news release stated. "When proposed new oil pipelines threaten sacred wild rice lakes, Winona dreams of organizing a spiritual ride, riding her horse against the current of oil, 'because a horse can kill a snake.'"

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