Tara Houska is a citizen of Couchiching First Nation, a tribal attorney, a land defender, an environmental and Indigenous rights advocate, and founder of the Giniw Collective--an Indigenous women, two-spirit-led frontline resistance to defend the sacred and live in balance. Houska was active in resisting the Line 3 oil pipeline, the Dakota Access pipeline, and is heavily involved in the movement to reclaim Land Back and in defunding fossil fuels.


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