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.
— ✛Oitancan Mani✛ (@OitancanMani) July 27, 2015
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.
— Dakota Rural Action (@DakotaRural) July 26, 2015
— Anne C Lewis (@anne_c_lewis) July 26, 2015
— karen poremski (@profkarenpski) July 26, 2015
Media coverage of the march:
PHOTOS from the Capital Journal: http://www.capjournal.com/gallery/keystone-xl-resistance-ride-and-march/collection_34de9dc2-33ef-11e5-8b14-2f2bd15be762.html