Native Sun News: Keystone fighters celebrate defeat of permit

Faith Spotted Eagle was one of many pipeline fighters who took the podium, shared food, made music, and gave blankets in appreciation for each other’s participation in successful joint grassroots efforts to stop the Keystone XL Pipeline construction. They gathered at the Rosebud Sioux Tribe’s KXL Rejection Victory Celebration at Sinte Gleska University in MIssion on Nov. 14, 2015. The slogan for the event was “Wocekiye Unwohiye” (Success through Prayer). Photo by Talli Nauman

Faith Spotted Eagle celebrates defeat of pipeline
By Talli Nauman
Native Sun News
Health & Environment Editor

MISSION –– The Nov. 6 White House announcement denying the Keystone XL Pipeline a Presidential Permit to carry tar-sands crude oil from TransCanada Corp. into the United States prompted tribal governments and organized resisters of the so-called “Black Snake” to vows of nixing similar fossil-fuel projects.

U.S. President Barack Obama dropped the axe on the private infrastructure proposal following seven years of avid citizens’ campaigning against Canadian government and U.S. Congressional support, which had made the issue the biggest political hot spot on his environmental radar.

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