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Our Changing Climate


9th, 10th, 11th, 12th


Social Studies, Civics

Regional Focus

North America, United States, USA - Midwest


YouTube Video

How YOU Can Stop A Pipeline (ft. Winona LaDuke)

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  • This video from Our Changing Climate features climate activist, Winona LaDuke, and her efforts to stop Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline in Minnesota and its destruction to the native land and waterways. 
  • Students will learn how they can get involved and take action in this fight. 
Teaching Tips


  • It features an indigenous climate activist and has a clear call to action.
  • The description links to several options to take action and further inform oneself about the Line 3 pipeline.

Additional Prerequisites

  • The video mentions sex trafficking and missing or murdered indigenous women at the beginning of the video.
  • Students should understand how cracked and leaking pipelines can impact entire ecosystems.
  • There may be an ad before the video.


Scientist Notes
The resource is suitable for environmental justice advocacy. It explores the need for energy companies, big polluters, and the government to clean up pipeline leakages on wetlands and on indigenous people's land, which have polluted and degraded the ecosystem. This resource is insightful and recommended for teaching.
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