Sunday, November 16, 2014

Wounded Knee redux

[VV note: A congressional vote meant to win an election in Louisiana has repercussions in South Dakota. We side with the Lakota.]

House Vote in Favor of the Keystone XL Pipeline an Act of War

by Wica Agli, Lakota Voice
November 14, 2014

Rosebud, SD – In response to today’s vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to authorize the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, the Rosebud Sioux Tribal President announced that the Rosebud Sioux Tribe (Sicangu Lakota Oyate) recognizes the authorization of this pipeline as an act of war.

The Tribe has done its part to remain peaceful in its dealings with the United States in this matter, in spite of the fact that the Rosebud Sioux Tribe has yet to be properly consulted on the project, which would cross through Tribal land, and the concerns brought to the Department of Interior and to the Department of State have yet to be addressed.

“The House has now signed our death warrants and the death warrants of our children and grandchildren. The Rosebud Sioux Tribe will not allow this pipeline through our lands,” said President Scott of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. “We are outraged at the lack of intergovernmental cooperation. We are a sovereign nation and we are not being treated as such. We will close our reservation borders to Keystone XL. Authorizing Keystone XL is an act of war against our people.”

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Blogger Patrick Dempsey said...

so, when the government voted to give the Lakota exclusive gambling rights, what was that? And act of peace?

NIMBYs are nothing new to the political discourse in this country.

The oil will be extracted and the pipeline will be built and we'll all be better of for it.

10:04 PM  
Blogger Tom Koch said...

Perhaps the new Dem leader (Ms. Warren) can arrange for a pow-wow or donate some feathers from her headdress.

8:32 PM  

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