Category Archives: Keystone XL

An Open Letter to the Heartland: Let’s Protect the Sacred Together

A few weeks ago, a Gathering to Protect the Sacred from the Keystone XL Pipeline took place between Natives and non-Natives from across the continent on the Ihanktonwan (Yankton) homelands near Wagner, SD. Our friend Phyllis Cole-Dai from Fast for … Continue reading

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Five easy ways to say NO to Keystone XL

This weekend, tens of thousands of people from all across the country will converge on Washington, D.C. for a Forward on Climate rally to urge President Obama to take urgent action to avert global climate catastrophe. Foremost among their concerns? … Continue reading

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Kristi Noem: Dilbit, baby, Dilbit!

Kristi Noem’s most recent column of the week displays the typical good policy sense and concern for the health of our nation and our planet that South Dakota has come to expect from its lone U.S. Representative: After almost four … Continue reading

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Why Fast for the Earth?

Idle No More has not been idle. Today, Monday 28 January, 2013,  they have called for a global day of action “to peacefully protest attacks on Democracy, Indigenous Sovereignty, Human Rights and Environmental Protections when Canadian MPs return to the … Continue reading

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Heineman for KXL, Gathering to Protect the Sacred against; now for Mister Obama…

A big (although far from final) hurdle to the Keystone XL Pipeline was removed a few days ago when Nebraska’s Governor Dave Heineman gave the green light to TransCanada’s pipeline plans through his state: Gov. Dave Heineman of Nebraska approved … Continue reading

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Forward on Climate Rally – Feb 17th JOIN US

On Feb. 17, thousands of Americans, including five South Dakotans (including the executive director of the SD Peace & Justice Center) will converge on the Washington Mall to demand that the Obama Administration take action against the Keystone XL Pipeline. … Continue reading

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Idle No More for Dummies

What’s with all the Public Indian-ness around the country lately? That’s the question Blackfoot writer and musician Gyasi Ross hopes to answer in his essay “The Idle No More Movement for Dummies” (subtitled “What the Heck Are All These Indians … Continue reading

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