A number of organizations and Tribal Nations have expressed concerns over Enbridge’s plans. Organizations have informally come together to support each other’s efforts and collaborated on a number of ways to stop their plans. This website serves to demonstrate the concerns of the local community and share information from the various organizations working to stop the pipeline.
This website started as a blog representing individual writers as community members of Chequamegon Bay and Anishinaabe Gichi Gami (Lake Superior). On the Chequamegon Bay and Anishinaabe Gichi Gami our identities are tied in with the water the flows through these places we call our home. Through this blog we share stories and knowledge so that we can care for Nibi (water), who gives life to us and all those we depend on.
Today, Nibi is threatened by Enbridge’s Line 5- which poses serious, known threats within the Bad River Reservation. This is a modern Wendigo, but we are not alone. Telling stories is how we find community and strength in our common care for Nibi.
This is a note from the website founder, Abi Fergus, pictured below.
Chi-Miigwech to my friend Joe Bates who helped me stop doubting in order to tell this story today. If we share our stories we can build communities that care for Nibi (Water). I will do my best to write the truth in a good way, and I will learn from any mistakes that I make along the way.
Boozhoo, Nindenewemeganag. Ind-onjiba besho Ininwewi-gichigami. In-daa besho Anishinaabe-Gichigami. Abi Fergus ind-izhinikaaz.
Hello friends. I come from Lake Michigan. I now live on Lake Superior. My name is Abi Fergus.