The Great Lakes need protection to ensure the wellbeing of all of us. Line 5, built by Enbridge in 1953, was designed to last only until 2003. Every day the pipeline puts the Great Lakes at risk by transferring 540,000 barrels (22.7 million gallons) of Alberta tar sands and Bakken crude oil.
There are many ways to care for the waters.
Learn About Pipelines
Understand the impact of pipelines. Honor the Earth encourages awareness about oil spills, how they are connected, and who controls them. Engage by:
Learning about the Alberta Clipper.
Learning about Line 3.
Learning about Line 5.
Learning about Energy Transfers Rover
Learning about the Dakota Access.
Learning about Keystone XL.
Share the Message of Thunderbird Woman
Get involved by sharing or recreating the message of Thunderbird Woman, whose heart shows us that love is at the center of healing and tending to the waters. She was first drawn by Anishinaabe artist and storyteller Isaac Murdoch who co-organizes the Onaman Collective. Anyone is welcome to use open access files for:
Printing posters or stickers.
Screenprinting posters, banners, or shirts.
Holding screenprinting workshops.
Holding fabric painting workshops.
Beading, crocheting, or sewing.
Walk for the Waters
Take part in Nibi Walks, ceremonial water walks led by Anishinaabe Grandmothers including Sharon Day. These gatherings bring people together with the hope of walking towards love and a better future for the next generations. Anyone is welcome to help by:
Learning the protocols for water walks.
Participating in the water walks.
Supporting the water walks.
Divest Money from Banks
Divert the flow of funding to the pipelines. The Mazaska Talks campaign led by the 121 First Nations and Tribes united by the Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Expansion as well as a coalition of Indigenous communities suggests:
Petitioning banks to stop funding pipelines.
Removing money from accounts in banks associated with supporting pipelines.
Closing accounts in banks associated with supporting pipelines.