Will you join us in the KEY Climate Fight of the Summer of 2021 and show your solidarity with this Indigenous peoples led fight to #StopLine3?
While the infamous Keystone Pipeline project has been terminated, the fight to #keepitintheground is not over! Most recently the Enbridge Line 3 tar sands oil pipeline has posed a serious threat to our climate, water, and land. If it is completed, it will undermine the Indigenous treaty rights of the Anishinaabe people, and cause great harm to Midwest communities.
This is why HIPL is co-sponsoring the “Stop Line 3 Arts Visibility Action” with our friends at All Souls Unitarian Church in Indianapolis on July 10th at 10:00 AM. R.S.V.P. for the Action by clicking Here.
We will meet at All Souls parking lot (5805 E 56th St, Indianapolis, IN 46226), then picket outside one of the tar sands oil funding banks (Citi, Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, and Bank of America). The exact location will be released closer to the date of the action. This will be a non-violent direct action- we will not break any laws, nor risk arrest. We are asking everyone to wear yellow.
This is an opportunity to send a message to the funders of harmful fossil fuel projects, and it will keep #StopLine3 visible to President Biden, hopefully swaying him to do what is needed to combat Climate Change.
This action is in response to a call by Stop the Money Pipeline, a group founded by Native Leaders and Water Protectors in Minnesota, and will be one of many similar actions across the nation July 10-18. We will be sending them photos of our action. Watch the news!
Background on the issue from Stopline3.org:
The proposed route for Line 3 crosses 227 lakes and rivers, including the Mississippi River and rivers that feed directly into Lake Superior, putting those waterways at risk of a spill from the 760,000 barrels of tar sands oil that would flow through Line 3 every day. Enbridge’s route crosses the 1854 and 1855 treaty territory where Anishinaabe people retain the right to hunt, fish, gather medicines, and harvest wild rice. The impact of construction – or worse, an oil spill – would permanently damage their ability to exercise these rights.
HIPL’s commitment to Environmental Justice:
Hoosier Interfaith Power and Light values environmental justice and works with other Indiana organizations to fight for it. Environmental sustainability cannot be truly achieved without also taking social and economic sustainability into account; we must design the systems of our future to be accessible and equitable for all, and we must protect the rights and voices of all Hoosiers. This action against Line 3 is especially critical to protecting the rights and health of Indigenous people in our state, whom we owe an immense gratitude for their environmental stewardship and resilient leadership.
Contact Nasreen Khan for more info at email@example.com.
Want your congregation to cosponsor? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Read Bruce’s blog about attending the Water Protectors’ Action in Minnesota here.