Watch Keystone XL Victory Chat with our Most Visionary and Determined Leaders…
On Thursday, Nov. 12, IEN is co-sponsored a live video webinar with the Keystone XL fight’s most visionary and determined leaders — from the front lines in Nebraska and South Dakota, to the halls of Washington, to student leaders — to say thank you and take stock of what this victory means while it’s fresh in our minds.
Speakers on the call will include: Bill McKibben (350.org), Mike Brune (Sierra Club), Jane Kleeb (Bold Nebraska), Dallas Goldtooth (Indigenous Environmental Network), Melina Laboucan-Massimo (Lubicon Cree First Nation), as well as representatives from National Nurses United and the student movement.
These are some of the people I’m most proud to call friends and allies in this fight, and as someone who contributed to this victory, I want you to be there with us to celebrate and look ahead.
It won’t be the end of the story, for sure (too many people contributed too much to sum it all up in one talk), but I think it will be a powerful starting point for discussing what comes next.
Thank you for watching and being part of this victory,
Here’s more on the Keystone XL:
Washington D.C. – President Obama has rejected the Keystone XL cross-border application filed by TransCanada to the U.S. State Department. This is a huge victory for the Tribal Nations and communities along its proposed route that have been fighting this dirty tar sands project for the past seven years. This rejection is a sincere affirmation of the struggle to protect the sacredness of Mother Earth and her life blood, the water.
“In the fight against Keystone XL our efforts as Indigenous peoples, whether Lakota, Dakota, Assiniboine, Ponca, Cree, Dene or other has always been in the defense of Mother Earth and the sacredness of the water. Today, with this decision we feel those efforts have been validated. With the rejection of Keystone XL we have not only protected the sacredness of the land and water we have also helped our Cree & Dene relatives at the source take one step closer to shutting down the tar sands. The black snake, Keystone XL, has been defeated and best believe we will dance to our victory!”