For our third In Conversation With … we welcome Simone Senogles and Marian Moore of the Line 3 campaign in Minnesota and Crystal Cavalier-Keck of the NoMVP Southgate pipeline campaign. We will discuss both of these campaigns, their current status and the damage pipelines do to the waters, lands and peoples.
Simone Senogles, is an Anishinaabekwe from the Red Lake Nation of Ojibwe in northern Minnesota. She has worked at the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) for the past 20 years, serving in a variety of roles for the organization including grant writing, operations management, and community organizing, particularly focused on food sovereignty, sustainable communities, and on building the leadership of indigenous women.
Crystal Cavalier-Keck is a citizen of the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation from NC. She is an expert in her field of Strategic Intelligence, Political Campaigns, and Public Administration. She has conducted training around the East Coast on Coordinated Tribal/Community Response for emergency management through disasters (natural or man-made). She currently volunteers teaching youth through healing in the Native American community. Currently, Crystal is working on her Doctorate at the University of Dayton and dissertation on Social Justice of Missing Murdered Indigenous Women and Gas/Oil Pipelines in front line communities.
Marian Moore is honored to stand for the water with her Anishinaabe sisters in her adopted home of Minnesota. As a co-founder of Jubilee Gift, Marian works in community with others to radically reimagine money and protect the sacred. She also supports Jubilee Justice, and the Trust Web- a radical, relational experiment in wealth redistribution. As a descendant of settler-colonizers, the last decade has brought her ever deeper into a process of ancestral healing, reckoning and repair. Everything is connected.