Rose Whipple (Isanti Dakota/Ho-Chunk) received one of six Brower Youth Awards given out this year throughout North America. The award recognizes outstanding youth leaders who are making strides in the environmental movement.
Whipple, who lives in St. Paul, is one of 13 Youth Climate Intervenors who have been working to stop the Enbridge Line 3 Tar Sands Pipeline through northern Minnesota.
According to the announcement:
Whipple has been speaking at high schools and colleges, as well as organizing local events to raise awareness of how the pipeline would harm the Great Lakes, rivers, treaty territories, and sacred Ojibwe sites, and fuel further climate change. …
Whipple’s activism also extends beyond opposing Line 3. She has been actively involved in other intersectional issues, including the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock and raising awareness about the epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous women in North America.
Click here for more information on the Brower Youth Awards.