Tribes stand united against Keystone XL pipeline


Press release

On May 16, 2013, at 3 p.m MST, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Rapid City, a tribal Press Conference will be held in order for the tribes to respond to the Department of State’s Tribal Consultation being held that same day. Some tribes do not recognize consultations out of their homelands and some refuse to participate in a process that gives tribes inferior status.

The Ihanktonwan Treaty Council (Yankton Sioux), the Pawnee Nation, and the Southern Ponca Nation of Oklahoma stand united against the unwanted and risky Keystone XL pipeline, which is violating the 1868 Great Treaty of Ft. Laramie Treaty and the 1858 Ft. Laramie Treaty by passing through Oceti Sakowin, (Seven Council Fires) Treaty Territory. Thousands of sacred aboriginal sites are being disrespected in the proposed 800-mile corridor.

Following the press conference there will be the opportunity for questions and interviews with tribal members and allies.

Contact Faith Spotted Eagle at 605-481-0416 or by email at or Sabrina King at 605-939-0527, or by email at

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