Persistence, peace mark Line 3 protests


January 29, 2021

Rachel Sipress

Taysha Martineau, the founder of Camp Miigizi, rallies Water Protectors last week in protest of Line 3 construction on the Fond du Lac Reservation.

Woodsmoke curled through the trees on a quiet winter afternoon at Camp Miigizi, just off Magney Drive on the Fond du Lac Reservation. An event called "Frybread Friday'' was scheduled here for Jan. 22, but it appeared no one was around the encampment of lightweight tents scattered randomly around a low-burning fire. A single, larger canvas tent stood out as a possible hub of activity, but all was silent inside. Farther on, a half-dozen women and men were found quietly assembling a wooden hut.

"Everyone has gone to an action and will return in an hour or two," said one of the hut builders.


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