Indian Country 52 #2 – No KXL
“An association representing 16 American Indian tribes in three states along the Keystone XL pipeline route sent a letter to President Barack Obama this week urging him to reject the pipeline permit application.
The association represents tribes in South Dakota, North Dakota and Nebraska, and is also seeking a meeting with Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to discuss their concerns about the pipeline.
Steele writes that four tribes have signed on as interveners in the South Dakota proceedings: the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the Yankton Sioux Tribe. “The pipeline is planned to traverse through our homelands that still possess substantial treaty obligations, cultural and natural resources and water rights for all the Great Plains tribes,” wrote Steele.”
– Huffington Post, Tribes In Three States Ask Obama Administration To Reject Keystone XL.
“The potential impact on western South Dakota’s grasslands is an issue that concerns Paul Seamans, a Dakota Rural Action board member who lives in Draper along the pipeline’s proposed path.
When Keystone XL’s construction permit was initially approved in 2010, a list of 50 conditions included restoring and replanting land disrupted by the project. Seamans says it will take years for the land to bounce back, however.
“Native grass doesn’t just come back,” Seamans said. “It takes a lot of love and tender care to bring it back to where it was before.””
– Argus Leader, Keystone XL pipeline is back in eye in S.D.
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Indian Country 52
Indian Country 52 is a weekly project by David Bernie that uses the medium of graphic design by creating posters that promote issues and stories in Indian Country.
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