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Youth-led groups dig in on Enbridge Line 3 construction


February 24, 2021

Alex Kormann, Star Tribune

Alex Golden-Wolf walked worked on keeping the fire going inside Camp Migizi. Migizi is a small encampment of mostly indigenous water and land protectors located right beside the Enbridge Line 3 construction site on the Fond Du Lac Native American reservation in Cloquet.

Steps away from the construction of the Line 3 oil pipeline in Cloquet, a handful of tents and lawn chairs surround a campfire. With temps in the single digits, Alex Golden-Wolf propped her feet up on the bricks surrounding the fire to keep them warm.

Golden-Wolf, who is Ojibwe, quit her restaurant jobs in the Duluth area to move to this piece of land the campers call Camp Migizi, or bald eagle in Ojibwe. They describe themselves as land and water protectors, fighting the pipeline they believe will harm the environment for their generation and future ones.

"It's great work. It's my life now," said Golden-Wolf, 25. "I gave up my other life and I feel like this is a good calling for me."


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