[News] Water Protectors Shut Down Major U.S.-Canadian Tar Sands Terminal: #StopLine3
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Tue Sep 7 17:52:31 EDT 2021
*Water Protectors Shut Down Major U.S.-Canadian Tar Sands
*By Giniw Collective*
*Sept. 7, 2021Contact: giniw at protonmail.com <giniw at protonmail.com>**French
translation by Christine Prat <https://chrisp.lautre.net/wpblog/?p=6628>*
CLEARBROOK, Minnesota -- This morning, Water Protectors erected multiple
blockades at a major U.S. and Canadian tar sands terminal in Clearbrook,
Minnesota in direct opposition to Enbridge’s Line 3. From grandmothers to
young people, Water Protectors of all walks of life continue to stand up
for the sacred.
On one end of the mile-long blockade, grandmothers led beautiful solidarity
with Anishinaabe treaty territory and Mother Earth, in front of a boat
painted with MMIWG2S messages.
“We, elder women, stand in loving solidarity with our Indigenous relatives
and all Water Protectors. We say to the Enbridge corporation, its
stockholders, all their workers and to President Biden: STOP THE LINE 3
PIPELINE NOW!""We are here out of love for future generations and all life
on our beautiful MOTHER EARTH!” -- Ridgley Fuller, Trish Gallagher, Ellen
Graves, Rema Loeb, Priscilla Lynch, Paki Wieland.
Second and third blockades of an overturned vehicle, concrete barrels, and
a tripod held off the other access points to the tar sands terminal. The
action follows a blockade of a Line 3 mancamp last week, which included an
all-BIPOC, mostly Indigenous femme and two-spirit team of land defenders.
While the Biden and Walz administrations remain silent to police
brutalization of Water Protectors, the multiple sex trafficking rings of
Enbridge workers, and the huge impact of Line 3 on climate crisis, the
people’s resistance continues.
Wild ricing is underway in lakes that are nearly dry in many places, some
Native people are turning to snow shoes to get into the beds and harvest
the traditional food that has sustained the Anishinaabe for generations.
Enbridge received permission from Minnesota to “de-water” 5 billion gallons
of water to build Line 3, paying a $150 application fee.Tara Houska for
Giniw Collective, said, “We fight for the land and for those to come, as
our ancestors did.”
*Giniw Collective is an Indigenous-women, 2-Spirit led frontline resistance
to protect our Mother, defend the sacred and live in balance. We stand
unafraid. Prayers into action. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram
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