Giniw Founder and Ojibwe Attorney Tara Houska Arrested at Mountain Valley Pipeline Construction Site
October 19, 2023
On Monday, Ojibwe attorney Tara Houska was arrested for criminal trespassing, a misdemeanor in Virginia, after she locked herself to construction equipment at a Mountain Valley Pipeline construction site in Elliston, Virginia.
Houska is the co-founder of the Giniw Collective, an Indigenous women-led collective that encamped in northern Minnesota in 2021 to oppose the expansion of Enbridge Line 3.
Houska told Native News Online that she was released on Tuesday after posting $2,000 cash bail for criminal trespassing in Montgomery County.