Anishinaabe Resistance Against Energy East
Over the course of one week, dozens of Anishinaabe walkers marched along the Energy East pipeline route to oppose the project and protect the water.
The Water Walk, organized by Grassroots Indigenous Water Defence, covered 125 km along the route of the Energy East pipeline — the largest tar sands pipeline ever proposed which would cross Treaty 3 territory to carry 1.1 million barrels per day of oil to the east coast of Canada, endangering dozens of waterways. Over two dozen walkers started at the Eagle Lake Pow-Wow in Northwestern Ontario, and ended at Shoal Lake in Eastern Manitoba, joined by supporters and allies. The Indigenous grassroots resistance to the Energy East pipeline in Treaty 3 is only the beginning of the growing opposition to the project.
- “Energy East pipeline opposed by Anishinaabe Water walkers,” CBC News
- “Treaty 3 members walking Energy East pipeline,” Thunder Bay News Watch
- “Anishinaabe Walkers set to journey from Eagle Lake to Shoal Lake, Treaty 3,” Intercontinental Cry
- “Group walks through Kenora in opposition of Energy East,” Kenora Daily Miner and News
- “Anishinaabe Water Walk just the first steps towards stopping Energy East,” Idle No More
- “La protection de l’eau et le respect des traités: une marche Anishinaabe s’opposant à Énergie Est,” Ricochet
Clayton Thomas-Muller, 350.org's Indigenous Extreme Energy Campaigner, was there doing a video series from the action.
Vlog from start of Anicinaabe Water Walk #Treaty3 #Nopipelines #HonourTheTreatiesPosted by Clayton Thomas-Muller on Monday, August 3, 2015
2nd Vlog from Grassroots Indigenous Water Defence's Sacred #WaterWalk please donate generously to support grass roots resistance to #TarSands expansion including the #TransCanada #EnergyEast Pipeline by visiting here: http://anishinaabewaterwalk.causevox.comPosted by Clayton Thomas-Muller on Friday, August 7, 2015
Vlog 3 Walkers about to arrive at Shoal Lake First Nation....Hoka Hey!!!! #Nopipelines #HonourTheTreaties #WaterWalk donate now!!! http://anishinaabewaterwalk.causevox.comPosted by Clayton Thomas-Muller on Saturday, August 8, 2015