When Women Become Allies to Save Watersheds and Wildlife

Ecumenics without churchs by www.quaccheri.it

When Women Become Allies to Save Watersheds and Wildlife
From left to right: Giniw Collective founder Tara Houska, Jane Fonda, and Honor the Earth executive director Winona LaDuke tour part of the Line 3 pipeline’s route by the Mississippi River in Northern Minnesota. (Image by Tessa Wick)

The word “Minnesota” derives from one of two Dakota words, either Mni Sóta meaning clear blue water or Mnissota meaning cloudy water. Just one letter can change the entire meaning. Just one oil spill could ruin the entire ecosystem.

By Barbara Williams

I traveled to northern Minnesota with Jane Fonda and Tessa Wick in March to stand with the Ojibwe who are fighting a massive assault on their ancestral territory.Line 3is a pipeline that was built in the 1960s and currently has 900 structural problems according to Enbridge, the Canadian company that owns it. Under the guise of replacing it, Enbridge is in fact abandoning the old one and aggressively…

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