The following report on Indigenous People’s Day comes from Anti-Colonial Land Defense, which is on the front lines of the fight against the Line 3 pipeline.
On the early, crisp morning of Indigenous People’s Day, October 8th, 2018, a collective of indigenous an non-indigenous Water Protectors and land defenders took action against Enbridge Line 3 by order of some strong Ojibwe grandmother matriarchs.
A traditional Ojibwe Waganogan was erected as a prayer lodge in the midst of Line 3’s pipeline path: it serves as a gathering place for prayer and resistance to Line 3’s racist resource colonial existence and projects.
The main roads leading to Enbridge’s pipeline access roads were also blockaded with the intention to cease Enbridge work activity on or within the pipeline route itself and subsequent buffer zone.
We consider any and all Enbridge construction and affiliated work activity to be serious threats to our water, land, and air, in conjunction with trespassing on indigenous land. We will continue to advocate for and take direct action to stop this genocidal destruction perpetrated by Enbridge!