Episode 31 – Indigenous-led Movements – Allyship and Activism to Stop Line 3

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This week we’re talking about ego, allyship, and debriefing Olivia’s time at the Treaty People Gathering on White Earth Reservation in northern Minnesota. The gathering was organized as part of the Indigenous-led effort to stop Enbridge’s Line 3 tar sands pipeline.

For more on the pipeline and why it needs to be stopped, check out our minisode on the issue.

In this episode, we’re talking about what happened, dismantling white supremacy in activist spaces, respecting security culture, and finding your role in a movement.

Mentioned in the Episode

The Line 3 pipeline protests are about much more than climate change by Alexandria Herr for Grist

Wild rice is what’s known as an indicator species — meaning it tends to reflect the overall health of an ecosystem — and it requires abundant, clean water in order to grow. The crop is therefore especially vulnerable to oil spills. The new Line 3 is set to pass through the heart of Minnesota’s wild rice lakes — some of the best remainingwild rice waters in the world.

The Line 3 pipeline protests are about much more than climate change, Grist

Another article on wild rice:
Enbridge’s Line 3 Is Putting Wild Rice at Risk—and Indigenous Water Protectors Are Taking a Stand by Lynn Sue Mizner for Civil Eats

DHS Helicopter rotorwashing water protectors.

Map of US Pipelines + spills

Fraccidents map


Check out the post for our minisode on Line 3 for more resources and ways to get involved.

How You Can Help:
The Dump

Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder, and a Woman’s Search for Justice in Indian Country by Sierra Crane Murdoch

Trace Material: Stories from the Plastics Age and keep an ear out for Olivia in the credits 🙂

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Ep. 61 – Pathfinders – Warren County and the Goddess of Glen Canyon World Is Burning

This week Olivia tells the story of the unexpected place where the environmental justice movement cut its teeth: Warren County, North Carolina. What started as a small town fighting against a dangerous landfill became national news and seven weeks of continued protests, led together by civil rights leaders and local activists. Then Elise tells us about the cowgirl-actress-turned-canyon-advocate Katie Lee, who dedicated her free-spirited life (and her music) to the preservation of Glen Canyon. Other topics include Simpsons villains, mediums with dark family histories, and swearing in board meetings. Subscribe/follow/press the button to keep up with new episodes every Wednesday! You can also follow us @worldisburnin on Instagram and Twitter, and check out our website worldisburning.com for extended show notes including sources and photos. World Is Burning is hosted by Olivia Hamilton and Elise Nye. Our theme music is by Kaycie Satterfield, and our logo was made by Sonja Katanic. — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/worldisburning/message
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