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At Treaty People Gathering, indigenous activists stand against Enbridge Line 3 pipeline; Plus, Supreme Court politics and the fight over a lithium mine on tribal land

At the Treaty People Gathering, hundreds gather around road art that says "Biden - Honor The Treaties, Stop Line 3"

Activists at the Treaty People Gathering in Minnesota call on President Joe Biden to honor treaties with indigenous nations and halt the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline. Photo from Honor the Earth

On this show:

0:08 – Ioan Grillo joins us to talk about his new book, Blood Gun Money: How America Arms Gangs and Cartels.

0:33 – We talk about the Supreme Court with Mark Joseph Stern, a legal analyst and Supreme Court correspondent for Slate magazine.

1:08 – Indigenous activists are fighting back against a proposed lithium mine in Thacker Pass, Nevada.

Daranda Hinkey is a Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone tribal member and secretary of a group formed by tribal members to stop the mine.

Will Falk is an attorney and an organizer with Protect Thacker Pass, a group working to protect the sacred Paiute site from lithium interests.

1:34 – Dozens of indigenous activists on Monday locked down to pipeline construction equipment during the Treaty People Gathering in Minnesota, to stop the Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline. We talk with two guests:

Tara Houska is a tribal attorney and Campaigns Director of Honor the Earth, a nonprofit supporting first nations water protectors.

Taysha Martineau is a water protector organizing against Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline and a Fond du Lac tribal member.

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