Jean-Luc Pierite, a citizen of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe, addresses a Stop Line 3 rally in front of the headquarters of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Washington, D.C.

The rally took place on August 23, 2021, to call on President Joe Biden to withdraw federal permits for the controversial project, which runs through Ojibwe treaty territory in northern Minnesota. The event included a march to the White House, with participants carrying a black snake that symbolizes the oil pipeline.

Pierite serves as executive director of the North American Indian Center of Boston in Massachusetts.