An Indigenous-led movement has resisted Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline through legal advocacy, organizing and direct action for over seven years. Hundreds of actions have happened on the ground in Minnesota and across the world to stop it. Indigenous leadership has put out a call for people in all parts of the country to converge on Minnesota and engage in direct resistance.
As oil giant Enbridge builds Line 3 through Anishinaabe treaty land and the Mississippi Headwaters, we’ve heeded that call to escalate resistance to the pipeline at the Treaty People Gathering. On June 5-8, we will gather in Northern Minnesota to put our bodies on the line to stop construction and tell the world that the days of tar sands pipelines are over.
Line 3 would 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. Its impact on Indigenous sovereignty, communities, wild places and the climate is devastating.
Resistance to Line 3 pipeline has resulted in hundreds of actions across the country, and around the world. It’s time for the rest of us to step and resist.