Waubanewquay, Winona LaDuke, Day Sisters, Mumu Fresh, Pura Fe, Soni Moreno, Jennifer Kreisberg, Joy Harjo, Indigo Girls, Bonnie Raitt, No More Pipeline Blues (On This Land Where We Belong) Rock the Cause Records & Honor the Earth Produced By Larry Long Release: 22 April 2021
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Rock the Cause Records Launches a New Single to Stop Line 3 in Minnesota as New Music Video Premiers on RollingStone.com

INDIGENOUS WOMEN ARTISTS & THE 23RD POET LAUREATE OF THE U.S JOY HARJO JOIN THE INDIGO GIRLS AND BONNIE RAITT IN “NO MORE PIPELINE BLUES (ON THIS LAND WHERE WE BELONG)” 

THE MOVING SONG AND VIDEO WILL SUPPORT 'HONOR THE EARTH' 

STANDING AGAINST A HIGHLY POLLUTING TAR SANDS OIL PIPELINE CROSSING 200 WATER BODIES – INCLUDING THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER TWICE – A DRINKING WATER SOURCE FOR MILLIONS!


Mother Earth is going to get a lot of love from the Indigenous mothers, grandmothers, and others who are teaming up in song, spoken word, and video to push back against a new toxic, highly polluting tar sands oil pipeline. “Line 3” cuts through the heart of Native land and crosses more than 200 water bodies – including the Mississippi River twice – a drinking water source for millions of people downstream from the river’s headwaters, which begins in northern Minnesota.

Rock the Cause Records* will release the audio single, “No More Pipeline Blues (On this Land Where We Belong)” on Earth Day, April 22, 2021featuring Waubanewquay, Winona LaDuke, Day Sisters, Mumu Fresh, Pura Fe, Soni Moreno, Jennifer Kreisberg, Indigo Girls, Bonnie Raitt, and poet Joy Harjo. Produced and composed by folksinger and activist Larry Longthe song will be available on multiple platforms including iTunes, Spotify, Tidal, YouTube, and more! 


As Featured in Rolling Stone magazine:   
Bonnie Raitt, Indigo Girls Appear on 'No More Pipeline Blues (On this Land Where We Belong)'

Apple Music/iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/album/id/1563514340

Linkfire
https://lnk.to/Ufo25FOZ

Bandcamp:

Link to “NO MORE PIPELINE BLUES (ON THIS LAND WHERE WE BELONG)”:  On Bandcamp. We encourage giving above the price of the song with all proceeds going to Honor the Earth.

The supporting video is an action-packed mini-documentary, shining a spotlight on the Indigenous women-led resistance to the tar sands pipeline.  Produced by Honor the Earth and Pickett Pictures, it is directed by award-winning filmmaker and photographer Keri Pickett and posted to the Honor the Earth YouTube channel revealing the powerful efforts on the land and water to #StopLine3.

Despite active, ongoing lawsuits in the Minnesota Appeals Court and in a Federal district court in Washington DC, the highly polluting pipeline is already half-built Line 3 is owned by the Canadian multi-national, Enbridge, Inc., and dissects the heart of Anishinaabe territories and the most pristine and complex watersheds and ecosystems in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, including Lake Superior.

All Proceeds to Benefit the Non-Profit, Honor the Earth

All proceeds from the new single will benefit the environmental justice non-profit, Honor the Earth, co-founded by Indigenous leader Winona LaDuke and the Indigo Girls 28 years ago. The featured artists on “No More Pipeline Blues (On This Land Where We Belong)” include in the order of their contributions within the song:

          Waubanewquay: Anishinaabe Ojibwe Nation

           Winona LaDuke: Anishinaabe Ojibwe Nation

Pura Fé: Tuscarora & Taíno Nations

Soni Moreno: Mayan, Apache & Yaqui Nations

Jennifer Kreisberg: Tuscarora Nation

Day Sisters: (Sharon Day, Julia Uleberg, Charlene Day-Castro, Dorene Day: Anishinaabe Ojibwe Nation)

Mumu FreshCreek & Choctaw Nations

Indigo Girls: Amy Ray & Emily Saliers

Bonnie Raitt

Joy Harjo23rd Poet Laureate of the United StatesMuscogee Creek Nation     


QUOTES      


“’No More Pipeline Blues’ beautifully illustrates in music, singing, spoken word, and images the threats of a totally unnecessary tar sands pipeline at the end of the age of Big Oil. But it also illuminates the sacredness of our environment, and yet more destructive, historical impacts to Indigenous culture. Still, the song and the music video are also like prayer offered in ceremony, asking for strength, justice, and preservation.”  – Winona LaDuke, Honor the Earth


“I have been following and joined Winona years ago on the ride against Enbridge’s Line 3. I have listened and learned a lot and saw the many communities, lands and water and fish life and the food life that would be affected if this pipeline should so much leak, let alone break. The song says it all. It would kill everything...and we cannot drink oil. Always we hope our creative endeavors reach the masses with the message of stopping the destruction of life for all and solution.  It's what we can do as artists to help support, as women, as Indigenous people to protect the Earth.  I don't understand the disregard for life. This is the time we really need all people to stand up together and make this change.”  – Pura Fé, Tuscarora & Taino Nations 


“Line 3 is a brutal, last gasp of a dying industry, proposed to desecrate indigenous lands with catastrophic environmental impact all in the name of short-term profit.  ‘No More Pipeline Blues (On This Land Where We Belong)’ brings together many different voices to sing and speak out against Line 3. My hope is that people will hear this song and be stirred to action to come out against Line 3.”   Emily Saliers, Indigo Girls


"I've been involved with Honor the Earth and their work protecting Native lands and water since the early '90s. With the climate crisis beyond its tipping point, the movement to stop these destructive and unnecessary fossil fuel pipelines is crucial and deserves more attention than it's getting. We can join the worldwide shift to developing renewables, ensuring the protection of our environment, the creation of thousands of jobs, and lessening the risk and trauma to both Native communities and the whole Great Lakes region.  I'm hopeful 'No More Pipeline Blues (On This Land Where We Belong)' will bring more awareness about the need to Stop Line 3 and capture the attention of Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz as well as President Biden, who have the authority to stop construction of the pipeline until ongoing environmental litigation is settled.– Bonnie Raitt


“The Mississippi River’s watershed flows through one-third of the United States and two Canadian provinces.  Her water’s flow 2,551 miles south from Lake Itasca in northern Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico.  The name Mississippi comes from the Anishinaabe Ojibwe word ‘Messipi’ or ‘Mee-zee-see-bee,’ which means ‘long deep river.’  Everyone on this audio recording contributed their time and talents to protect these waters -- none of which could be made possible without the endless hours of in-kind support from Master Audio & Mixing Engineer Brett Huus. May this song help make a difference.  Thanks for all you do.”  – Larry Long, Producer & Composer


"With the “No More Pipeline Blues” music video, we share the beauty of the pristine waters of northern Minnesota, the inspirational leadership of indigenous women, and the courage of “water protectors.” Filmed over a four-month period by Honor the Earth media artists Sarah LittleRedFeather, River Akemann, and myself, Keri Pickett, the footage reflects the spiritual, serious, and sometimes unconventional methods used to halt construction of the Enbridge tar sands oil pipeline. From the December 2020 arrival of more than 4,000 workers during the height of the pandemic, the film shows how severe cold, Covid-19, and the coordinated invasion of county and state police have not deterred local resistance against Line 3 by those who believe it threatens northern Minnesota’s water supply and that “water is life.” As the song sings, “No more, no more, no more pipeline blues. Don’t let Line 3 come through!" Keri Pickett, Filmmaker & Photographer

 

Why do we have to fight to save water when water is life? I hope our work will arouse the populace to think then act to save our water before it's too late. -- Sharon M. Day, Singer, Executive Director. Indigenous Peoples Task Force


“Honored to be part of this project that honors the earth. The earth asks so little from humans. Honoring properly is the least we can do.” – Joy Harjo, 23rd Poet Laureate of the U.S.

      

LINE 3 FACT SHEETS 

HTTPS://WWW.STOPLINE3.ORG/FACT-SHEETS


LINE 3MYTH VS FACT

HTTPS://TWINCITIES.SCIENCEFORTHEPEOPLE.ORG/INDEX.PHP/2021/04/03/LINE3-MYTH-FACT/


CALL TO ACTION

1. Send a letter to President Joe Biden’s administration, the White House, by visiting STOPLINE3.org/Biden telling him to #StopLine3 

2. Follow the hashtag #StopLine3 plus social media pages to stay up to date and share messages with your network by following Honor the Earth, STOPLINE3, and Welcome Water Protectors 

3. Make a tax-deductible donation to Honor the Earth to support Indigenous-led advocacy, education, and litigation to Stop Line 3. 

www.honorearth.org/donation 

4. Subscribe to or donate to frontlines by visiting >>> www.STOPLINE3.org/take-action 


For more information – or to interview the artists featured in “No More Pipeline Blues (On this Land Were We Belong)” and or to discuss Line 3 issues – please contact Martin Keller, Media Savant Communications, 612-729-8585, mkeller@mediasavantcom.com, @mediasavant

Radio and Music Media Servicing Contact:
Scott Herold rockstar@irockthecause.org


MORE ABOUT HONOR THE EARTH:

Our mission is to create awareness and support for Native environmental issues and to develop needed financial and political resources for the survival of sustainable Native communities. Honor the Earth develops these resources by using music, the arts, the media, and Indigenous wisdom to ask people to recognize our joint dependency on the Earth and be a voice for those not heard.

As a unique national Native initiative, Honor the Earth works to:

a) raise public awareness and 
b) raise and direct funds to grassroots Native environmental groups. 

We are the only Native organization that provides both financial support and organizing support to Native environmental initiatives. This model is based on strategic analysis of what is needed to forge change in Indian country, and it is based deep in our communities, histories, and long-term struggles to protect the earth.

For more information about Honor The Earth, visit https://www.honorearth.org/line_3_factsheet


CREDITS

No More Pipeline Blues Band 
Larry Long (Acoustic Guitar)
Dakota Dave Hull (Acoustic Baritone Guitar)
George Parrish (Tremolo Electric Guitar)
Larry Dalton (Upright Bass)
Petar Janjic (Traps)
Pura Fe: Tuscarora & Taíno Nations (Hand Drum)
Jennifer Kreisberg: Tuscarora Nation (Hand Drum)

Song Producer & Composer Larry Long
Master Audio & Mixing Engineer: Brett Huus, Sound Strations Studio, La Crosse, Wisconsin
Mastering Engineer: Steve Wiese, Creation Audio, Studio A, Minneapolis, Minnesota
 
No More Pipeline Blues (On This Land Where We Belong)
Music:  Larry Long  | Words:  Larry Long, Winona LaDuke, Keri Pickett, Buffy Sainte Marie, Keith Secola, Pura Fe, Dorene Day Waubanewquay, Marian Moore, Pam Mahling
Copyright Larry Long Publishing 2021 | BMI

FILM CREDITS 

VIDEO PRODUCERS
HONOR THE EARTH & PICKETT PICTURES

DIRECTOR
KERI PICKETT

EDITORS
RIVER AKEMANN AND KERI PICKETT

CINEMATOGRAPHERS
SARAH LITTLEREDFEATHER, RIVER AKEMANN AND KERI PICKETT

COLORIST

RIVER AKEMANN AND KERI PICKETT
 
The material contributions below are excluded from the copyright of the underlying composition of No More Pipeline Blues (On This Land Where We Belong):
Pura Fe (Chants sung throughout No More Pipeline Blues "On This Land Where We Belong")
Dorene Day Waubanewquay (Opening and closing Anishinaabe Prayer for the Water)
Winona LaDuke (Spoken words recorded by Keri Pickett)
Joy Harjo  (Spoken word poem; Copyright Joy Harjo, Poet Warrior, (a memoir) W.W. Norton


MORE ABOUT ROCK THE CAUSE RECORDS:

Rock the Cause is an award-winning community-focused organization and record label distributed by Sony/The Orchard.

Rock the Cause Records has worked with some of today’s most beloved artists and has sold over 500,000 singles, 40,000 digital and physical records, and its music releases have been streamed over 30 million times, including over 85 concert events, in all generating nearly $750,000 directed to charitable causes around the world.
 
Rock the Cause is widely recognized as an innovative thought leader in arts education and an innovator of vocational discovery programs for youth. Rock the Cause works daily with High School for Recording Arts and vulnerable populations of youth to teach them about careers in the arts and entertainment industry while they earn a high school diploma. The work of Rock the Cause has been featured by Rolling Stone, NPR, Billboard, and at education conferences like SXSW EDU, Z-Voices, and RAPSA.

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