While Enbridge’s effort to build the Line 3 pipeline is beginning to resume, our resistance to this horrible project grows in size and militancy. Last week, water protectors in Minnesota took action to stop oil giant Enbridge’s assault on the regions waterways by disrupting another work site with direct action.
Enbridge is just weeks away from resuming large scale construction on 22 waterways, including the headwaters of the Mississippi River. And we need to meet it with mass direct action.
From June 5th-8th, we’ll be gathering in Minnesota for the Treaty People Gathering to rise for the treaties, the water and for one another.This means we need to organize, train and follow the Indigenous-led leadership on the ground in Minnesota.
This is an Indigenous-led movement and Rising Tide North America is following those leaders on the ground in Minnesota.
Here’s a couple of places to plug in:
- Tonight (Wednesday May 26th), Rising Tide North America, Northfield Against Line 3 and others are hosting an orientation and training for people wanting to travel to Minnesota or taking solidarity action at home. The training will be giving you some of the skills and information you need to join the mass gathering. The training will cover principles of direct action (strategy & tactics), what to take to an action and how to plan an action. It will also cover what you need to know about coming to support the frontlines. These calls are bi-weekly and will continue as long as the struggle against Line 3 continues.
- Northfield Against Line 3 and allies on the ground are also hosting regular orientation call for groups and individuals wanting to travel and take action. These calls are weekly and will continue as long as the struggle against Line 3 continues.
- The Treaty People Gathering is also hosting regular orientations in preparation for the actions June 5-8.
Line 3 is a proposed pipeline to bring nearly a million barrels of toxic tar sands per day from Alberta, Canada to Superior, Wisconsin– through sacred wild rice beds, and the headwaters of the Mississippi. Grassroots resistance to the Line 3 pipeline has resulted in hundreds of actions across the country, and around the world.
Our goal is to stop it. To do that, we need you.