2021-07-02 11:45:06

“Defending the Sacred”: Indigenous Water Protectors Continue Resistance to Line 3 Pipeline in MN

Resistance to the construction of the Enbridge Line 3 tar sands pipeline continues in northern Minnesota, where more than a dozen water protectors this week locked themselves to construction vehicles at two worksites, and to the pipeline itself.

Just last month, 179 people were arrested when thousands shut down an Enbridge pumping station for two days as part of the Treaty People Gathering.

If completed, Line 3 would carry more than 750,000 barrels of Canadian tar sands oil a day across Indigenous land and fragile ecosystems.

The pipeline has the backing of the Biden administration, and this week Indigenous leaders and climate justice activists blockaded access to the White House, calling on Biden to stop fossil fuel projects and invest in climate justice initiatives in his infrastructure plans.

Indigenous lawyer and activist Tara Houska, founder of the Giniw Collective, describes the resistance to Line 3 as an “all-out ground fight” led by young people.

“This, to me, is an extension of the fight that’s happening all over Mother Earth, protecting the last beautiful places, protecting the sacred,” Houska says.

Democracy Now! produces a daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González. lOur reporting includes breaking daily news headlines and in-depth interviews with people on the front lines of the world’s most pressing issues. 

On DN!, you’ll hear a diversity of voices speaking for themselves, providing a unique and sometimes provocative perspective on global events.

Missed an episode?  Check out DN on FSTV VOD anytime or visit the show page for the latest clips.

#FreeSpeechTV is one of the last standing national, independent news networks committed to advancing progressive social change. 

#FSTV is available on Dish, DirectTV, AppleTV, Roku, Sling, and online at freespeech.org.

Amy Goodman Canadian Tar Sands Climate Change Climate Crisis Democracy Now! Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline Free Speech TV Giniw Collective Minnesota Resistance Tar Sands oil Tara Houska Treaty People Gathering

Environment

Democracy Now!

Get Off Our Territory: Wet’suwet’en Land Defenders Condemn Canadian Police Raid on Pipeline Protest

Get Off Our Territory: Wet’suwet’en Land Defenders Condemn Canadian Police Raid on Pipeline Protest

Democracy Now!

Canadian Police Raid Wet’suwet’en Pipeline Blockade, Arrest 15 Land Defenders

Canadian Police Raid Wet’suwet’en Pipeline Blockade, Arrest 15 Land Defenders

Democracy Now!

Climate Colonialism: Why Was Occupied Western Sahara Excluded from COP26 U.N. Summit in Scotland?

Climate Colonialism: Why Was Occupied Western Sahara Excluded from COP26 U.N. Summit in Scotland?

Rising Up With Sonali

UN Climate Conference Predictably Disappoints

UN Climate Conference Predictably Disappoints

Democracy Now!

From Abortion Bans to Anti-Trans Laws, a Christian Legal Army is Waging War on America

From Abortion Bans to Anti-Trans Laws, a Christian Legal Army is Waging War on America

Just Solutions

The Problem with Critical Race Theory

The Problem with Critical Race Theory

Just Solutions

All Americans should know about the Black Experience

All Americans should know about the Black Experience

Democracy Now!

France Honors Black Artist Josephine Baker; Far-Right Pundit Éric Zemmour Launches Presidential Bid

France Honors Black Artist Josephine Baker; Far-Right Pundit Éric Zemmour Launches Presidential Bid

Related

Democracy Now!

Haitian Asylum Seekers Held Under Del Rio Bridge Now Face Inhumane Conditions in New Mexico ICE Jail

Haitian Asylum Seekers Held Under Del Rio Bridge Now Face Inhumane Conditions in New Mexico ICE Jail

Democracy Now!

From Abortion Bans to Anti-Trans Laws, a Christian Legal Army is Waging War on America

From Abortion Bans to Anti-Trans Laws, a Christian Legal Army is Waging War on America

Just Solutions

The Problem with Critical Race Theory

The Problem with Critical Race Theory

Just Solutions

All Americans should know about the Black Experience

All Americans should know about the Black Experience

Proud Partners