Oglala Lakota Nation reinforces opposition to proposed Keystone XL Pipeline
PINE RIDGE, S.D. -- On Wednesday, October 26, 2011, the Oglala Lakota Nation will reinforce their opposition to the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline by welcoming and honoring environmental activist Tom Weis to the Homeland.
Weis, President of Climate Control Solutions, is trekking through six states on a solar-powered “Rocket Trike” to raise awareness of alternative energy solutions available other than the dirty tar sands oil.
Foreign-based Trans Canada Corporation is in negotiations with the U.S. to get approval to funnel the dirty oil through a 36” pipe across America’s heartland, over the expansive Ogallala Aquifer, the water source for the Oglala Lakota Nation and millions of Americans.
Chief Oliver Red Cloud, Traditional and Tribal Leaders and Youth are expected to participate in this rally to Stop The Tar Sands Pipeline.
Reception will be held at Pine Ridge Village C.A.P. Building from 2:00-5:00 (MST). Guest speakers will be on hand to discuss the environmental impact this proposed pipeline will have on our Nation.
Youth drum group, White River Crossing will be on hand to perform honor songs.
Estimated time of Weis’s arrival is 2:00-3:00 p.m.(MST), depending on weather conditions.
On Thursday, October 27, 2011 at approximately 7:00 a.m.(MST) actress and activist Daryl Hannah will arrive to support the Oglala Lakota in their efforts to Stop The Tar Sands Pipeline from entering Treaty Territory. Hannah is expected to participate in a horseback escort for Weis as he makes his way towards the Sicangu Lakota Nation (Rosebud Indian Reservation). Hannah, an ardent opponent of the Keystone XL Pipeline, was recently arrested in front of the White House during an anti-Pipeline rally in Washington, D.C.
For further information, contact Natalie Hand at (605) 441-0605; Pte San Win at (605) 899-1419; Davidica Little Spotted Horse (605) 454-5477.