“I am here by invitation of the Sovereign Anishinaabe Nation to stand and support their efforts to uphold their inherent responsibility to the future generations and protect Lands, Waters, Manoomin, and the Anishinaabe way of life. This is being done in peace and prayer, supporting the defense of Indigenous Sovereignty, treaty-reserved rights, and the free prior and informed consent of the Anishinaabe nation for anything impacting them.”
– The Fire Light Solidarity Statement read by each participant and posted at various locations throughout Fire Light Encampment
WE ARE ALL TREATY PEOPLE!
Article VI of the U.S. Constitution states that Treaties are the “Supreme Law of the Land” and requires all Federal and State judges to abide by their terms.
Welcome to the Fire Light Treaty Case. This website will not un-build the Line 3 tar sand oil pipeline, nor can it repair the extensive damage along the pipeline’s route–from Clearbrook’s ruptured aquifers to the on-going devastation of Walker Brook and other locations where construction damage is still being revealed. This website will, however, provide further context as to why this group of participants from the Fire Light Encampment were prepared to take this case to trial as non-Native treaty partners.
Latest News about the Fire Light Treaty Case
Watch the video recording from "Treaty Partnership for the Win! Post-Dismissal Press Conference & Dialogue" hosted May 9, 2023.Read More
Join former Fire Light defendants, attorneys & members of the community for a press conference & dialogue via zoom debriefing the case and treaty partnership!Read More
Charges dismissed against ten remaining Fire Light defendants for participating in a ceremonial treaty encampment blocking Line 3 construction in June of 2021!Read More
Join Fire Light Defendants for a Pre-Trial Hearing via Zoom this Wednesday, April 19th at 3pm Central! Zoom Info in the post!Read More
Fire Light has always been larger than a single court case - share your Fire Light Story! Open call for submissions to be published via the site. Click to learn more!Read More
As this case moves towards jury trial, please MARK YOUR CALENDAR and start making plans to join defendants during the week of May 8-12th up north in what we now call Bagley, Minnesota in 1855 Treaty Territory!Read More