Sovereign Red Lake Nation Territory’s Nizhawendaamin Indaakiminaan and Enbridge with Marty Cobenais

Photo Credit: Jenna Pope


The Ceded Red Lake Nation (Ojibwe) territory is located in what is now called Minnesota, and has been known for its unique sovereignty  in what is now the United States. In 1949 a pipeline was laid within their ceded territory, and to date there is no record, oral or otherwise of any legal agreement or permission from the community for the pipeline, now owned by Enbridge. A grassroots community group known as Nizhawendaamin Indaakiminaan has set up a camp on top of the illegal pipeline, and taking action to have the flow of the pipeline stopped and the pipeline removed. Marty Cobenais, member of Red Lake Nation and the Indigenous Environmental Network joined Indigenous Waves this week to discuss Nizhawendaamin Indaakiminaan’s action and the pipeline.

Marty Cobenais is Ojibwe from Red Lake Nation. He is also the pipeline organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network and a grassroots community organizer and activist for Indigenous and environmental justice.

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Originally Aired on Monday March 11, 2013

Photo Credits: Jenna Pope

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