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400 Riders, Marchers, and Pipeline Fighters: #SDPUCnoKXL!

On Sunday, July 26, 20 riders on horseback led nearly 400 people in a march across the Missouri River to protest the Keystone XL pipeline! Hearings on the state’s pipeline permit started today at the Capitol building, where numerous organizations, tribes, and native and non-native individuals have intervened to oppose the permit certification.

 

 

Today, the people of South Dakota won – we have shown we will not let this pipeline be built across these lands!

 

Organized under the banner of No KXL Dakota, a coalition of native and non-native grassroots groups opposed to Keystone XL, the march was the culmination of years of work to build relationships across cultures, ethnicities, religions, classes, and peoples of South Dakota. Marchers from across the state were joined in solidarity by members of the Ponca Nation and people from Missouri, California, Nebraska, and Oklahoma.


 

 

Media coverage of the march:

http://www.mitchellrepublic.com/news/state/3805007-south-dakota-regulators-hear-keystone-xl-arguments-again-10-things-know

http://www.capjournal.com/news/cross-missouri-against-keystone-xl/article_ff7307aa-33de-11e5-a86c-bfb1f201ff94.html
PHOTOS from the Capital Journal: http://www.capjournal.com/gallery/keystone-xl-resistance-ride-and-march/collection_34de9dc2-33ef-11e5-8b14-2f2bd15be762.html

http://www.kdlt.com/news/local-news/hundreds-march-in-opposition-of-keystone-xl-pipeline/34367714

http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/07/25/keystone-xl-horse-riders-four-directions-join-protest-pierre-sd-161186

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jul/27/opponents-protest-proposed-keystone-xl-in-advance-/

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Lummi Totem Pole Journey Begins

“OCETI RISING” EVENT SPONSORED BY IHANKTONWAN “PROTECT THE SACRED” CAMPAIGN AGAINST KXL AND TARSANDS

DAY OF CEREMONY WELCOMING THE LUMMI NATION TOTEM POLE

To Oceti Sakowin Lands

FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2014 – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

LOCATION: Day use Area near entrance to Randall Creek Campground at Ft. Randall Dam,

Pickstown, SD in Ihanktonwan Territory

“The Lummi Nation Totem Pole is beginning its journey to the Tarsands of Alberta, which it will reach on . The Lummi Nation have been battling the Northern Gateway Pipeline and have vowed to block this pipeline which will is threatening their traditional lands. The Lummi are signators and allies with the Ihanktonwan International Treaty to Protect the Sacred against KXL and Tarsands, which was initiated in January of 2013. The Lummi, the Ihanktonwan, other bands of the Oceti Sakowin and allies who are landowners, ranchers and farmers will join together in prayer and ceremony to launch the Totem pole on its sacred journey. “

10:00 am Opening prayers/songs to welcome the Totem Pole with the Oceti Rising Fire and Tipi

Welcome by Yankton leaders/spiritual persons/Spiritual Camp leaders

Comments by Oceti Band Leaders and Allies: Crystal Lameman, Beaver Lake Cree Nation and Lummi Leaders

Ceremony of Unification to Protect Mother Earth, Land and Waters

Offerings/Songs/Making of Relatives

Noon meal served by Fort Randall Casino

Other Speakers: Visitors, guests and allies

Lacrosse Game by Lightning Stick Society & allies

 

Evening presentation by Speakers:

Dallas Goldtooth (1491’s)

Gyasi Ross, writer, author and attorney

Concluding prayers and continuing journey for Totem Pole to

Kul Wicasa Spiritual Camp “Wiconi Un Tipi”

For info: Contact Faith Spotted Eagle, 605 481 0416 or 605 487 7769 or eagletrax@hotmail.com

 

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