$5,000 to support the Red Road to DC project, a Native-led strategy, including a cross-country tour connecting twenty of the most vital Native-led struggles where sacred lands, waters, and species are endangered by extractive industries. Ceremonial welcomes, live-streamed and outdoor events, and evocative media production helped to strengthen grassroots organizing and build support for the sovereign right of tribal nations to shape local and federal solutions. The tour culminated with the gifting of a totem pole from Lummi carvers and spiritual leaders to the Department of the Interior, which led by Rep. Deb Haaland, the first Native American cabinet secretary in US history.
$5,000 to support a Native-led power building and organizing push to further build the coalition of landowners, activists, organizations, and protectors in opposition to construction of the Southgate extension project of the Mountain Valley Pipeline that would negatively impact ecosystems, including threatening hundreds of streams and wetlands, and communities in its path from southern Virginia into central North Carolina. A walking and driving tour along the proposed pipeline route also included a process of documenting and mapping Indigenous & enslaved people’s burial sites and other sacred sites that would be impacted on ancestral Saura, Tutelo, Monacan, Occaneehi, and Saponi lands.
$7,500 to support a grassroots, frontlines effort led by Indigenous women to protect Native territory from the destruction and extraction associated with Calgary-based energy giant Enbridge’s 1,000-mile Line 3 tar sands pipeline project through community patrols related to fossil fuel infrastructures and monitoring the impacts of extractive industries on Native communities, particularly on Indigenous women.
$7,500 to support a grassroots, frontlines effort led by Indigenous women to protect Native territory from the destruction and extraction associated with Calgary-based energy giant Enbridge’s 1,000-mile Line 3 tar sands pipeline project through trainings, community outreach and education, mobilizations and relationship building within the broader movement.
$2,500 to support work with Indigenous, frontline and youth partners that are leading the work to stop the Line 3 pipeline, which if completed would commit our economy to years of future dependence on fossil fuels. Included in this project is production of a short video and other content about the Youth Climate Intervenors, a group of young people all under the age of 25, that made history when they intervened in an obscure legal process at the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission in order to represent the interests of their generation in the legal case around the Line 3 pipeline.