Acting President of the Midwest Alliance of Sovereign Tribes announces Call for Closure of Enbridge Line 5
WASHINGTON — The Midwest Alliance of Sovereign Tribes, an inter-tribal organization representing all 35 federally-recognized Tribes located in Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Iowa, called for the immediate closure of Enbridge Line 5 situated under the five mile stretch underneath the Mackinac Bridge. The group, meeting in Washington, DC this week, called for the immediate shut down on Line 5.
Aaron Payment, Acting President of MAST and Chairperson of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, relinquished the chair seat in order to make the motion to enact legislation to formally oppose the continued operation of Enbridge, Line 5 Across the Straits of Mackinac. The motion was passed unanimously.