Great Plains Action Society is determined to bring in an Indigenous-led regenerative economy based on compassion and humanity, but we need to fight for it. The white, land-owning, heteropatriarchy is not ready to give up their place as the elite in this world and they are holding viciously to their oil and natural resource riches--all that came from the violent colonization of Indigenous lands all over the planet. And, it is up to Indigenous Peoples to lead the way and overcome detrimental colonial-colonialist projects such as the KXL pipeline that threatens the Missouri River--Iowa's border to the east.
For this reason, Great Plains Action Society has been working to keep up the fight against the second Trans Canada project, which is already under construction in Montana, South Dakota, and Nebraska. We give our support to Ní Btháska Stand, the Indigenous-led collective in Nebraska that has worked non-stop for years to stop the KXL in Nebraska. We also support the youth from the Cheyenne River Reservation as they continue to fight the KXL in their own territories. Our Operations Director, Trisha Etringer, and our Decolonizer, Sikowis, have been steadily increasing their support and partnership with Ní Btháska Stand. Trish, in particular, has scouted the pipeline and creating powerful videos to educate the public. Our hope is that, with Biden elected, the KXL will. be halted but it is evident that this government is not ready for a green economy and so we continue to prepare for an onslaught of man camps and construction yards in Nebraska, which is where we will make our stand.
We believe in abolishing border imperialism and the fact the KXL is being constructed in Nebraska and not Iowa is not stopping us from fighting its construction. The Missouri River provides water to millions of people to its east and west and it is Iowa's eastern border. If the KXL bursts, it will affect all who depend on it, regardless of an imperial imposed border--the spill will affect all directions and the Indigenous lands that Great Plains is protecting and where we are from--The Great Plains.
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The scholarship will justify the Big Oil corporations that they in fact support the indigenous communities when in the long-term, they are lining their pockets with blood money from “critical infrastructure” that does not help anyone at any point while denying consultation from other sovereign nations who do not want a pipeline desecrating their sacred grounds....continue reading.
TaSina Sapa Win is a grassroots organizer of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and a descendant of a long line of resistance stretching back to her ancestors Kangi Wiyaka (Crow Feather), Chief War Eagle and Chief Gall.
Life was meaningless to us rez cats before the eleven month standoff between Chief Sitting Bull’s modern tribe and the greedy oil company, Energy Transfer Partners, in 2016.....continue reading.
The Indigenous Environmental Network, in collaboration with the Climate Alliance Mapping Project and the Keystone XL Mapping Project, just launched the KXL Pipeline Map, an interactive tool that highlights the route of the Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline, a tar sands project of the TC Energy corporation. This map is a free and public tool designed to support impacted communities along the route about the risks of living in proximity to fossil fuel pipelines and development.
On the map users will be able to locate the pipeline route, pumping stations, pipe storage yards, and man camp locations (also known as construction camps). All information was gathered from public documents.