Brower Youth Awards

Rose Whipple

St. Paul, MN

Speaking up against oil pipelines on Indigenous lands

Rose is a 17 year old from Minnesota who is fighting the Line 3 Pipeline, which is proposed to go through Minnesota and indigenous territories and will threaten the way of life of the Anishinaabe and Dakota people.

As an indigenous organizer from the Isanti Dakota and Ho-Chunk Nations, Rose has been speaking publicly at high schools and colleges, as well as organizing local events to speak out and raise awareness of the dangers of the pipeline. She is also one of the Youth Climate intervenors, a group of 13 that gained full legal status and intervenorship in the legal permitting process for the Line 3 Tar Sands Pipeline. Her work is not limited to the pipeline in Minnesota, and she was very active in the fight at Standing Rock to fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline among many other battles.