"In our Anishinaabe prophecies this is called the time of the Seventh Fire. This is a time when our people will have two roads ahead of us - one miikina, or path, which is well-worn - but scorched - and another path which is green. It will be our choice upon which path to embark. That is where we are." ~Winona LaDuke
First Nation supporters including activists and artists organized a "Love Water Not Oil" tour to present concerns about the proposed Enbridge pipeline expansions in northern Minnesota.
The Sandpiper pipeline would go within a mile of the largest wild rice bed in Anishinaabeg territory, potentially destroying the watershed and lakes as well as sites of historic, archeological and cultural significance, according to Honor the Earth.
Here is a short slide show for those who missed the tour in Duluth, Minnesota, and some YouTubes of the roots artists who donated their time for future generations.
Hopefully, readers will get a sense of this successful community event on behalf of the First Nation and Honor the Earth.