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As crews build Line 3 through Fond du Lac Reservation, a protest camp takes shape

The founder of Camp Miigizi wants construction to stop until court cases are resolved


February 1, 2021

Activists opposed to Line 3, who call themselves Water Protectors, block an entrance to a worksite where the pipeline crosses Reponen Road near Sawyer on Jan. 22. The pipeline crosses tribal lands belonging to the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. (Clint Austin /

FOND DU LAC RESERVATION, Minn. - When Taysha Martineau found a piece of land for sale next to Enbridge's pipeline corridor through the Fond du Lac Reservation, she raised $30,000 on GoFundMe and bought it.

Within a week, the parcel on Magney Drive became a home base for activists, who call themselves Water Protectors, opposed to Enbridge's Line 3, the 340-mile oil pipeline under construction across northern Minnesota.

Some at the camp stay for a few days and nights at a time; others drop in during the day for planned protests at construction sites throughout the reservation.


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