Featured photo: Omar, left, at the RailRiverFolkSchool on Saturday, Jan. 30.
Congresswoman Ilhan Omar visited northern Minnesota over the weekend. Omar represents a metro district, but made her way across the protest camps along the Line 3 route.
The visit was arranged by Giniw Collective, a self-proclaimed water protector organization.
“If the Walz administration won’t take a stand for the Indigenous peoples of this land, for future generations, we are looking to President Joe Biden to intervene,” said Giniw Collective founder Tara Houska.
“While Line 3 has been a favorite punching bag of Minneapolis liberal special interests for years, they could not be more wrong about what it means for our communities,” said Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach.
“The project brings $162 million in construction-related revenue to communities along its route.”
Omar stopped at Bemidji’s RailRiverFolkSchool, and was joined by Bemidji’s Ward 1 council member Audrey Thayer and Beltrami County’s District 2 commissioner Reed Olson.