On this episode of It’s Going Down, we speak with Lakota ‘Black Elk’ Maroon, an Indigenous organizer in so-called Minnesota and the author of a recent piece on resistance to the Line 3 pipeline. Recorded as the pipeline neared completion, we discuss the scope of the various resistance camps, the role of non-profits, the impact and legacy of Standing Rock, moving social movements beyond pressuring Democrats, and how anti-pipeline struggles could serve as the launch pad for greater self-organization, mutual aid, and action in Native communities.
After nearly 8 years of fierce resistance, we learned that Line 3 will become operational this weekend.
— Resist Line 3 (@ResistLine3) September 29, 2021
More Info: Perspective from the Bordertown, Against Colonial Logics: Rethinking Resistance to Resource Extraction on Indigenous Action, Stop Line 3 Bailfunds