Reaching that point was a long one for Hoska, 37, a former adviser to Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Who is Ojibwe of Couchiching First Nation. It has been battling Line 3 for seven years, including the last three living in a tent – even in winter – along the pipeline route. She and others in the group she founded, called Giniw Collective, were at the forefront of efforts to halt construction of the pipeline. Young protesters slipped into the pipeline, squatted in trees and tied themselves to machines to try to obstruct work. They often paid a price, whether or not they withstood low temperatures in the winter; or persecuted by the authorities.