Midwest Faith and Resistance Catholic Worker Retreat
Chili Feast with Enbridge Line 3 Teach-in and Discussion
As part of the Midwest Catholic Worker Faith and Resistance Retreat Catholic Workers from all over the country will be hosting a feast for all at the UUCD that will be followed by guest speakers teaching about Enbridge’s proposed new Canadian Tar Sands oils moving Line 3 which would cross treaty territory in MN.
We are accepting donations to help us give our guest speakers money to assist them with travel and show appreciation for their time though no donation is required to join us for our feast.
530 PM Doors Open
6 PM Feast is served
7PM Ricky Defoe will welcome everyone and open for the education and discussion portion of the evening
The feast will be a Chili that is made by visiting Catholic Workers mostly from food grown and gathered at Catholic Worker Communities from all around the so-called United States.
Ricky DeFoe will be joining us as a spiritual leader and to help guide the discussion. He will open the Line 3 education and discussion portion of our gathering and we are very grateful for him joining us.
Our guest speakers are:
Frank Bibeau and Sheila Lamb
Frank Bibeau is an attorney from the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. He has worked with the Non-Profit Organization Honor the Earth to resist industrial attacks on treaty rights and native peoples. Frank has participated in legal actions to stop pipelines from desecrating lands sacred to native people in MN. Frank will be teaching us about treaty laws and Enbridge’s proposed new Line 3. Frank has been the featured speaker of many events to do with teaching treaty law and we are honored to have him come a long way to help us learn.
Sheila Lamb is an advocate for the respect of native peoples in MN and beyond. In legal actions to do with Line 3, she has been called on by the court as a professional witness. Sheila has tirelessly helped out in the fight against Enbridge and Energy Transfer Partners. She has worked to help people that have been victims of sex trafficking. Sheila will discuss the legal situation with Line 3 that she has been involved in and also about the impact of industry on Native people in so-called North America. Sheila has devoted much of her life to helping others and teaching people to show respect to and love for all of creation, we are very grateful to have her share her wisdom and knowledge with us.