“Mocassins on the Ground”: Lakota Resistance Against Keystone XL Pipeline

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Via Warrior Publications:

Here’s an excerpt of a recent statement by the Lakota grassroots organization Owe Aku:

“We do not want kxl, we do not want tarsands in our lands, the tarsands must stay in the ground, the extraction and its aftermath is killing humans and all of life up there, and wasting precious water… Please take a moment to help get our words, thoughts, and prayers out to the world, all over Unci Maka, that Lakota People, and many other Red Nations people, we have painted our faces. Our allies up north have painted their faces. For sacred water, for Unci Maka, for our generations.”

The Lakota people and their allies are preparing in case it should be necessary to put “Moccasins on the Ground” and protect sacred land and water from the threat of KXL.

A solid way YOU can support Lakota grassroots resistance to KXL is by chipping in a few bucks to fund the ‘Moccasins on the Ground’ activist training series. Its coming up soon (April 25-27), and more funding is needed. Please click here: www.everribbon.com/oweaku

The three-day training provides the skills necessary to be on the front lines of environmental justice and sacred water protection work. For more info, check out www.oweakuinternational.org

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  • BuzzCoastin

    resitence is futile
    you will be tar sanded
    Hoka hay!
    It is a good day to die!

  • Dread Raider

    The US government has been screwing over the indigenous people of this land since day one. Is there some reason to believe that they would change tactics now?

  • Number1Framer

    First Nations peoples have had alot of small victories against petroleum as of late – and any small victory is a gain. The so called “megaloads” bringing in oversize parts for the operations have been the biggest sore spot for the industry. Even after resorting to bringing the loads in during the wee hours of the morning with police protection they’re constantly faced with blockades stopping them followed by people quickly attaching themselves to the vehicles. Earth First Newswire does a great job covering this under reported battle with daily updates (but maybe use a proxy on their site since they’re a “terrorist organization”).

  • InfvoCuernos

    I would much rather stand with this cause than some asshole cattleman in Utah. Doesn’t this seem like what we should all be doing? I can not imagine any reasonable argument for breaching a treaty with a group of people that the US has sorely abused just to enrich a handful of megarich assholes and further degrade all of our ecosystem? If it weren’t for the history of exactly this happening over and over and over, I would deny that my government could do this. They’ll probably do it again too. Let’s all hope they don’t bring back Smallpox.

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