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Grandmas for Clean Water

$4,480 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 48 people in 3 months
Grandmas for Clean Water are Anishinaabe volunteers who travel Minnesota, supporting Water Protectors and educating those they meet about water issues. Whenever there is a call to protect Minnesota's water, they are present providing everyone with incredible homemade foods, the core of which is Minnesota's wild rice. Recently their role became all the more critical, as the MN Public Utilities Commission made the egregious decision to approve the new line 3 pipeline-a move in opposition with 94% of public input, our Indigenous communities and numerous state agencies.  The Grandmas have stepped up their commitment and will be traveling throughout Minnesota, providing food to our resistance camps and communities along the way.  I am planning to support their volunteer efforts by securing a small used RV so that they can more effectively bring their food, love and community to Minnesota. Your support is enormously appreciated and please know that you are positively helping in the stand for our pristine water. 

The cumulative donations up to $2500 will be matched.
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Greetings!
I have some exciting news to share. Theresa and Deb (2 of our amazing grandmothers) have been researching and checking out a number of different RVs. They have found one in Cloquet, MN! It is an older, well loved Cross Country Sportscoach. They took it for a test drive and had it looked over by their friend who is knowledgeable in mechanics. They are negotiating a price-a great deal that leaves them with wiggle room for some TLC to the interior and gets them rolling with insurance and gas money. They cannot wait to hit the road, sharing their gifts of food and information about Minnesota's incredible watersheds!

Honestly, this would not have been possible without the support from all of you! Heartfelt thanks from the grandmothers and me!!!

Water is Life!
Jaci

Will update you when they take possession of the RV and send you some more pics.
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Hi!
I am excited to share that because of all of you we have raised $4670! In addition to online funds, we have also received cash donations-huge thanks to Jill of Hagar City, Wi and to Nancy of Marine on St Croix, MN!

This week one of the Grandmothers was traveling with and cooking for the 6th Annual Love Water Not Oil Tour in northern MN. She commented to me how an RV will make her support to the cause so much easier and is delighted that soon she will have a place to sleep and cook.

We have been searching for the best unit we can find within our budget and just missed out on one. Starting this week we will be ready with a down payment in hand.

I am so grateful to all of you!
Jaci

FYI in case you are not familiar with the annual horseback ride.
"As the Line 3 struggle heats up this summer, we will ride horses again in two rides along the proposed pipeline route against the current of the oil while connecting with the land and spiritually celebrating the abundance of Anishinaabe Akiing."
Honor the Earth
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Hi!
Thanks to your amazing generosity, $2000 of the matching funds have been secured for the Grandmothers, bringing the total to $3995. My friend, Eoin, made a short promo clip to lead us through the home stretch and to our goal. Please share where appropriate and thanks to each of you for supporting our beautiful Grandmothers!
Water is Life!
Jaci

https://seekjoy.wistia.com/medias/sk4ok4cq68
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Greetings!
What an amazing first 5 days this has been, raising $1545!I am moved beyond belief by the generosity- of those that I know and incredibly, so many that I do not personally know. Yesterday I was in Duluth at a concert to raise funds for Honor the Earth, which supports environmental issues and sustainable Native communities. It was all the more meaningful to be standing along the shore of Lake Superior and the very water that we are fighting to protect. The Grandmothers volunteered their time, cooking all day to feed the various bands after they performed. Throughout the day there was conversation about the dream of an RV becoming a reality, with heartfelt thanks to all of you!!!
Jaci

Photo credit: Keri Pickett
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