The stalled Keystone XL pipeline project has new life after President Trump issued a memorandum allowing the controversial project to proceed. That is at odds with the ruling by a U.S. District Court judge requiring more environmental analysis. It adds concerns over presidential abuse of power to the usual complaints of pipeline safety, environmental damage and lack of tribal consultation. A number of tribes are among those challenging the pipeline because the planned route bringing tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada to Nebraska goes through ancestral territory.
Harold Frazier (Cheyenne River Sioux) – Chairman of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe
Matt Campbell (Native Village of Gambell) – staff attorney for the Native America Rights Fund
Madonna Thunderhawk (Lakota) – tribal liaison with Lakota Peoples Law Project and community worker with Standing Strong Grandmothers
Joye Braun (Cheyenne River Sioux) – frontline community organizer for Indigenous Environmental Network
Break 1 Music: Remembering The Warrior (song) Porcupine Singers (artist) Alowanpi – Songs Of Honoring – Lakota Classics: Past & Present, Vol. 1 (album)
Break 2 Music: Canoe Song (song) Chenoa (artist) Spirit of Salishan (album)