Even the River Starts Small is a collection of stories from the movement to stop the Line 3 pipeline. It features writing, art, and photos spanning nearly a decade, and includes reflections on many of the diverse experiences that made up this grassroots resistance.
The Line 3 Storytelling Anthology team received hundreds of submissions to this collection. We weren't able to capture every story or perspective, and we know that this project cannot speak for or record the entirety of the movement, but we are honored to uplift some of the stories you chose to share with us about your time resisting this extractive project.
At this time, we are excited to make the collection available to anyone who would like a copy. The suggested donation for the book is $35, and you can make a donation here. Please consider contributing to help make this collection available into the future.
Books are available for both in-person pickup in the Twin Cities and for shipping via our partners at Moon Palace Books. If the cost of shipping is a barrier, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This book is dedicated to the people who gave their time and energy to the movement to stop Line 3, and to anyone dreaming of a liberated world. Thank you for trusting us with your stories, photos, and artwork. We are so grateful that so many people wanted to be involved in this project.
Our anthology team is a small group of people who have resisted pipeline construction in Minnesota in various capacities (frontline work, digital organizing, art-making, and other roles in between). We began this project in the fall of 2021, and have spent over a year and a half compiling, editing, and designing what is now a 300 page book. If you are interested in learning more about this project you can read the introduction to the collection here.