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Indigenous-Led Resistance to Extraction Industries: Sustainable Saturday Night – Links and Resources

More than 100 people attended Indigenous-Led Resistance to Extraction Industries: Sustainable Saturday Night, focusing on resistance to Enbridge’s Line 3 and Line 5, carrying tar sands oil from Canada to and through Wisconsin, and Aquila Resources’ Back Forty metallic sulfide mine next to the Menominee River.

Organized by the Green Bay / Wolf River Chapter of Our Wisconsin Revolution and co-sponsored by Building Unity, the event took place Saturday, November 21, at 7 p.m. If you missed it, you can check out our Facebook page to find the full livestream event.

Speakers included:

  • Singer-songwriter Larry Long, who discussed his project to record an original song about Line 3
  • Kristin Welch (Menominee), executive director of Waking Women Healing Institute, on the connection between missing and murdered indigenous women to fossil fuel resource extraction
  • Paul DeMain (Oneida & Anishinaabe), board chair for Honor the Earth, on Line 3 and divestment
  • Al Gedicks, executive secretary of the Wisconsin Resources Protection Council, on the Back 40 Mine and social license to operate
  • Patricia Hammel, attorney and activist, on legal aspects of Line 3 and Line 5
  • Rev. Jonathan Barker, Jill Ferguson and Joe Cardinali from the Wisconsin 7, who just completed a 22-day fast for climate justice

The event was introduced by Tim Cordon, social justice coordinator at First Unitarian Society in Madison, and moderated by Justice Peche (Oneida), OWR board member and Green Bay chapter leader, who recently returned from a Line 3 resistance camp.

Here are the links, information, and action alerts that we shared for each speaker during the town hall:

Action alerts

Here are the action alerts that we shared throughout this event. We hope you will follow them and take as many of these actions as you can:

Take an action to #DefundLine3:
https://stopthemoneypipeline.com/line3

  • Donate, join, or follow the front lines
  • Call or email the banks funding Line 3
  • Send #DefundLine3 postcards to bank executives
  • Jam the calendars of bank executives

On-ramps for the movement to stop Line 3:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FSDy_DxoPoLY0idMUOOdkqn_Oe4ivKm9hx5n4eCQJPY/edit?usp=sharing

Join the National Day of Awareness to Commemorate Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – May 5th
https://www.niwrc.org/news/join-national-day-awareness-commemorate-missing-and-murdered-native-women-and-girls-may-5th

Tell President Biden to Stop Line 3
https://www.stopline3.org/take-action

Oppose the Back Forty mine tailings dam on the Menominee River
https://jointherivercoalition.org/call-to-action-letter-2021

Tell the Michigan Public Service Commission to take climate into account on Line 5
https://www.miclimateaction.org/sign_on_to_mpsc_letter

Sign the Call for a Just Wisconsin Budget
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdFgCPjBlU-Ibk3bknSNf6pvmVeqihWx_b-DqjqTsBAqvw2Ug/viewform

Justice Peche (Oneida), OWR Board member

Find out more about Line 3:
https://www.stopline3.org

Why defunding Line 3 is a matter of climate justice
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2021/02/09/defundline3-because-stopping-pipeline-matter-justice

Learn more about indigenous-led resistance to Line 3:
https://insideclimatenews.org/news/16022021/biden-line-3-minnesota-enbridge-pipeline-indigenous-resistance/

Learn more about the indigenous-led fight to stop Line 3:
https://www.vox.com/22333724/oil-pipeline-expansion-protest-minnesota-biden-climate-change

Sign the Pledge of Resistance to get updates and calls to action:
https://mn350.org/pledge-of-resistance/

Larry Long, singer-songwriter

Video: “George Floyd (Say His Name)”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3X8S6N7Asc

Video: “Living in a Rich Man’s World”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXJkLPaqL9k

Here is more about “No More Pipeline Blues (On This Land Where We Belong)”
https://www.facebook.com/LarryLongMN/posts/10159683550294237
https://www.facebook.com/LarryLongMN/posts/10159803317289237

Learn more about Larry Long:
https://www.larrylong.org/about

Like Larry Long on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/LarryLongMN

Kristin Welch, founder and executive director of Waking Women Healing Institute

Learn about the Waking Women Healing Institute
https://www.wakingwomenhealingint.org/page-18053

MMIW: Understanding the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Crisis
https://www.niwrc.org/rm-article/mmiw-understanding-missing-and-murdered-indigenous-women-crisis-beyond-individual-acts

Sign up for the Waking Women Healing Institute’s newsletter
https://www.wakingwomenhealingint.org/Join-Us

Like the Waking Women Healing Institute on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/WakingWomenHealing

Learn about Savanna’s Act and the Not Invisible Act
https://indianlaw.org/swsn/savanna_not_invisible_laws

Paul DeMain (Oneida and Anishinaabe), board chair for Honor the Earth

Learn more about Honor the Earth:
https://www.honorearth.org/about

Honor the Earth’s Stop Line 3 campaign:
https://www.honorearth.org/stop_line_3

Sign up for Honor the Earth’s mailing list:
https://www.honorearth.org/mailing_list

Like Honor the Earth on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/WinonaLaDukeHonorTheEarth

Follow Honor the Earth on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/HonorTheEarth

Learn more about Paul DeMain’s background as a journalist:
https://www.wpr.org/paul-demain-gave-voice-native-american-issues-now-hes-ready-his-next-chapter

Save this to watch later: Ojibwe elder Joe Rose talks with Paul DeMain about battles past and provides a traditional context to today’s debates
http://fnx.org/watch/video/wassaja/s1e6-legacy

Reflecting on News from Indian Country with Paul DeMain
https://www.wortfm.org/reflecting-on-news-from-indian-country-with-paul-demain

Al Gedicks, executive secretary of the Wisconsin Resources Protection Council

Presentation Slides: Back Forty Mine (pdf)

Learn about the Wisconsin Resources Protection Council
http://www.wrpc.net/about

Learn more about the Back Forty mine and the social license to operate
https://wisconsinexaminer.com/2020/08/03/proposed-mine-faces-mounting-troubles

Learn more about Menominee resistance to the Back Forty mine:
http://www.noback40.org

Like the Wisconsin Resources Protection Council on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/WisconsinResourcesProtectionCouncil

Patricia (P.K.) Hammel, lawyer and organizer on mining and pipeline issues

Presentation Slides: Regulation of Mines and Pipelines (pdf)

Interactive Line 3 map:
https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/1/embed?mid=1MN2qI7aJHsH5kYFQwUG43NmR0FPzM337&ll=47.33673451687567%2C-95.12200942006494&z=7

Wisconsin DNR page on Line 5
https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/EIA/Enbridge.html

Line 5 Relocation map
https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/EIA/images/Enbridge/Enbridge2020Map.pdf

Mashkiiziibii Natural Resources Department’s Line 5 brochure
http://www.badriver-nsn.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/202002_NRD_EnbridgeLine5_Brochure.pdf

Wisconsin 7 – Rev. Jonathan Barker, Joe Cardinali, Jill Ferguson

Learn more about the Wisconsin 7 and why they went on a fast for climate justice
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YuZUKw5Bq0N-WjVPIIFe4aZ5JNX_O4py4ugQ95hvBrk/edit?usp=sharing

Here’s new coverage about the Wisconsin 7’s 22-day fast for climate justice
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/local/milwaukee/2021/03/21/wisconsinites-fast-support-gov-evers-climate-justice-initiatives/4792644001

Read Rev. Jonathan Barker’s book, Jesus Would Demand a Green New Deal
https://bookshop.org/books/jesus-would-demand-a-green-new-deal-the-story-of-why-one-christian-pastor-went-on-a-12-day-fast-for-the-green-new-deal/9798608435867

Read the Call for a Just Wisconsin Budget
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1C5SETj74LxEHCSS_yJcqkuWfL1dBYLBYAJS3zPRnXzg/edit?usp=sharing

Support the Wisconsin 7’s T-shirt drive:
https://www.customink.com/fundraising/wisconsin7