Keystone Approval An ‘Act Of War,’ Says Native American Tribe

No KXL Pipeline on Turtle Island

No KXL Pipeline on Turtle Island

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota has called the U.S. House of Representatives’ authorization of Keystone XL an “act of war” and vowed to close its borders to stop the pipeline.

QMI Agency. 11/15/14 – The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved the $5.4-billion pipeline that would carry crude oil from Alberta’s oilsands to the U.S. Gulf Coast.

“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,” Rosebud President Cyril L. Scott told the Lakota Voice.

“We are outraged at the lack of intergovernmental co-operation. 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.”

The proposed pipeline route would cross through the Great Sioux Nation, which the tribe notes is protected by the 1851 and 1868 Fort Laramie Treaties, and through the Rosebud Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux reservations.

Keystone’s fate has not been sealed with the House’s approval, however. The pipeline proposal has struggled to get enough support in the Senate and President Barack Obama indicated he might use his veto if the bill does get through Congress.

The legislation, approved by 252 votes to 161, circumvents the need for approval of TransCanada Corp’s project by the Obama administration, which has been considering it for more than six years.

No Republicans voted against the measure, while 31 Democrats voted for the bill.

It was the ninth time the House has passed a Keystone bill, and supporters were confident that this time the Senate would follow suit and pass its version.

But passage was not assured in the Senate, which is expected to take up the measure next Tuesday.

With files from Reuters’ Timothy Gardner and Susan Cornwell

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6 thoughts on “Keystone Approval An ‘Act Of War,’ Says Native American Tribe

  1. Ian MacLeod

    I don’t think it matters what ANYONE says. If the so-called “elites” who OWN the corporations of Washington D.C. (yes – it’s a group of corporations, NOT the legal Capital of the U.S., but of the “UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, INC.” and two more; Obama is a CEO) want something, one way or another they get it. They’re in the process of depopulating the WORLD right now starting with America. They’ll get what they want unless we manage somehow to stop them first. Meanwhile, corporations take THEIR orders. That includes Obama. Whether the Sioux die now or later is of no moment to them; they’re sociopaths and otherwise insane at this point. They’re BADLY inbred, Luciferians, and they’ve managed to rob the planet blind of most of the gold still above ground.

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  3. tildon smart

    I am a 30 year old tribal chairman if our brothers and sisters and elders say no then that means no, let’s go to war!!!

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  4. John Montgomery

    Real as I can tell it in the wasicu way they say we are not to love Unci Maka they say only to love God nothing earthly of this planet how would we know of love or to cherish our other halve the females we love an learn from if we were to think like that or even be in existence if they Ma Winyans- The women were like that we would not! We would not know of love cherishment or to take care of Unci Maka- Grandmother earth because we would have not been taught it by our Wiyankans- Sacred life givers. We would only know death if we did not hold Winyans- above us or before us which the wasicus are doing to Unci Maka. This is why we must apologize sincerely to her treat her good truly cherish her and make it right from here on out like we would with our women we truly love an cherish the oil that they take out of her is like her blood that gives her life her life line our Tunkasilas ancestors spirits know what will an has to happen as does Wankan Tanka- The One Mysterious Great Spirit/Creator this is why I think we were created to protect defend her against this sica wankan-evil MitakuyeOyasin- All my relations

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  5. D. lehto

    I thought our President vowed to veto the pipeline because it goes through the Rosebud reservation – their homes. I guess we’ll see if he speaks with forked tongue like so many others in history when oppressing Native Americans. I wonder what effect running a pipeline through lands inhabited by non-natives would look like. Think they would stand by and allow it to happen? Natives are first Americans and have signed treaties with the US government that spells out protection of their rights. Seems our President and congress have forgotten their promises AGAIN.

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  6. lavonda brady

    And Congress don’t tell us that it is a service to the country, when this service is killing the People and the Country -Your Oath to Protect And Serve the People and the Country. Broken Oaths, Broken Promises -BROKEN CONGRESS.

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