Media Advisory: Tribal Leaders Comment on Upcoming Keystone XL Decision

As agencies weigh in on the impact of the project, Native voices have been largely left out of the discussion, regardless of the fact that their land and livelihoods would be put most at risk by the dangerous pipeline. Most recently, the Department of Interior refused this week to meet with tribal leaders to discuss their concerns about the pipeline in advance of the February 2nd deadline to submit comments to the State Department.

Tribal Nations Ask President Obama to Reject KXL and Request Emergency Meeting with Department of Interior

Rapid City, SD – The Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association (GPTCA) Chairman and President of Oglala Sioux Tribe, John Steele sent an official letter yesterday to President Barack Obama expressing several urgent tribal concerns about the proposed Keystone XL pipeline’s impact on tribal homelands. The letter urged the President to reject the Keystone XL presidential permit, informed him of a South Dakota Public Utility Commission (SDPUC) process currently happening to recertify the construction permit for that state and requested a meeting with Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell to discuss tribal concerns of the proposed pipeline. The GPTCA is made up of the 16 Sovereign American Indian Tribes in the states of North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska.

South Dakotans to fight TransCanada on their own turf

 Press conference: Capitol Building sidewalk, 15 minutes after PUC hearing ends Press call: Wednesday, October 29, 11:30am CT: 866-952-7528, Passcode KXL Dakota Rural Action will be live-tweeting the PUC hearing; follow @DakotaRural Pierre, SD – The fight to stop...

Indigenous Peoples Unite to Stop Genetically Engineered Trees

 Indigenous Peoples Unite to Stop Genetically Engineered Trees: GE Trees: Another Form of Colonization Qualla Boundary, North Carolina–In the shadow of Columbus Day and the legacy of colonization in the Americas, the Indigenous Environmental Network [1] and...

Right Prescriptions

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During Obama Visit, Tribes Will Push for Keystone XL Rejection

 MEDIA ADVISORY June 13, 2014 Contact: Aldo Seoane, aldoseoane@gmail.com, 605-319-8151   During Obama Visit, Tribes Will Push for Keystone XL Rejection North Dakota — When President Obama and the First Lady visits the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in...

World Slams California’s Offsets

 Opposition Mounts as California Expands its Cap-and-Trade Market Regime to Include Methane Capture from Coal Mining and Rice Farming   Contacts: Tom B.K. Goldtooth, Indigenous Environmental Network, 218-760-0442, ien@igc.org Mari Rose Taruc, Asian Pacific...

Genetically Engineering Poplars for Paper and Biofuels Condemned

 Industry Hype & Misdirected Science Undercuts Real Energy/Climate Solutions Genetically Engineering Poplars for Paper and Biofuels Condemned  Washington, DC–Scientists and environmentalists today condemned a recent press release by researchers at the...

Lakota Allies Gather to Stand Their Sacred Ground

 by Natalie Hand and Kent Lebsock, Owe Aku International Justice Project (www.oweakuinternational.org) “We sought spiritual guidance and were told that the spirit of Unci Maka will awaken people to protect her. For us it has always been about protecting sacred...