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Lakota will not allow Keystone XL Pipeline to Cross Lakota Lands

The following joint statement comes from: Honor the Earth, the Oglala Sioux Nation, Owe Aku, and Protect the Sacred.

“The Oglala Lakota Nation has taken leadership by saying “NO” to the Keystone XL Pipeline. They have done what is right for the land, for their people, who, from grassroots organizers like Owe Aku and Protect the Sacred have called on their leaders to stand and protect their sacred lands. And they have: KXL will NOT cross their treaty territory, which extends past the reservation boundaries. Their horses are ready. So are ours.

We stand with the Lakota Nation, we stand on the side of protecting sacred water, we stand for Indigenous land-based lifeways which will NOT be corrupted by a hazardous, toxic pipeline. WE ALL NEED TO STAND WITH THEM.

http://lastrealindians.com/for-immediate-release-no-keystone...

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I don't have any problem with what the Lakota are doing, but...

I don't know why so many libertarians are against other people developing infrastructure for profit. Aren't we supposed to be in support of people doing what they want? Why are we trying to get into other people's business like a bunch of liberals?

I think it usually has to do

I think it usually has to do with eminent domain issues.

Actually to Houston because

Actually to Houston because of the refineries and port. Who cares if the comany sells their product to others who want to buy. Free trade is part of liberty. Additionally, the more product on the open market - more supply - the lower the price at the pump. Oil is a commodity that traded.

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"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty."

Allow?

They won't have a choice.

There arnt actually any legal

There arnt actually any legal tricks they can use to circumvent this or they would basically have to make some up which likely wouldnt work too well.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

Bravo.

Stand your sacred ground.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

The pipeline is a good idea

The pipeline is a good idea in my opinion. Try driving your car without fossil fuels, try seeing how far your grocery store can go with the delivery via fossil fuels. With that said, i support private property rights so you shouldn't be forced to have a pipeline right away go through your land. But please, try and be real warriors. Don't just have a banner and some pot. Actually fight and start a revolution.

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"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty."

meekandmild's picture

I was thinking the pipe line went from Canada to Texas

oil refinery to seaports to ship the oil overseas. Is this correct?

Our family stands

with the OLN. We have seen the abuse of eminent domain power here in east Texas.
http://www.texasobserver.org/texas-segment-keystone-xl-pipel...

Tar Sands are poison, fracking is too.

Oil is not essential. What is essential for life on this orb is to get going with the new and nearly free energy sources blasting out of LENR development. review: http://www.e-catworld.com/2014/02/companies-and-organization... This Native Nation is doing the right thing. they do NOT (how could I leave NOT out?)give in to the oil interests buying congressional and executive advantage as have our elected reps in the Capital.

SteveMT's picture

The Lakotah withdrew from all U.S. Treaties in 2007

Will the government also disregard the Lakotah Sovereign Nation status by claiming imminent domain and invading?
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http://www.republicoflakotah.com/2009/2007-lakotah-unilatera...
2007 – Lakotah Unilateral Withdrawal

Lakotah Unilateral Withdrawal from All Agreements and Treaties with the United States of America

We as the freedom loving Lakotah People are the predecessor sovereign of Dakota Territory as evidenced by the Treaties with the United States Government, including, but not limited to, the Treaty of 1851 and the Treaty of 1868 at Fort Laramie.

Lakotah, formally and unilaterally withdraws from all agreements and treaties imposed by the United States Government on the Lakotah People. Lakotah , and the population therein, have waited for at least 155 years for the United States of America to adhere to the provisions of the above referenced treaties. The continuing violations of these treaties’ terms have resulted in the near annihilation of our people physically, spiritually, and culturally. Lakotah rejects United States Termination By Appropriation policy from 1871 to the present.

In addition, the evidence of gross violations of the above referenced treaties are listed herein. Lakotah encourages the United States of America, through its Government, to enter into dialogue with Lakotah regarding the boundaries, the land and the resources therein. Please contact the Republic of Lakotah at (605) 867-1111 or info@republicoflakotah.com.

Should the United States and its subordinate governments choose not to act in good faith concerning the rebirth of our nation, we hereby advise the United States Government that Lakotah will begin to administer liens against real estate transactions within the five state area of Lakotah.

Lakotah, through its government, appointed the following representatives to withdraw from all the treaties with the United States of America based on the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties entered into force in 1980 and the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 2007:

Teghiya Kte Canupa
Heretofore known as Gary Rowland

Gluha Mani
Heretofore known as Duane Martin Sr.

Oyate Wacinyapin
Heretofore know as Russell Means

Mni yuha Najin Win
Heretofore known as Phyllis Young
http://www.republicoflakotah.com/2009/2007-lakotah-unilatera...

Does Obama deserve to be impeached?

Nuff said.

Pilamaye yelo

"I thank you"

Ralph did something "wakan" (sacred and holy) with his post yesterday, it opened a door in some new way. This door has always been open but there is this whole cosmological timing thing happening. Sometimes it's not time yet and sometimes it's time now.

I think it's time now, at least here. So. Since I might be an "elder" in this context at least right now, let's just begin. And I guess I should make this it's own post so I will begin by explaining a bit about the sacred 4 directions and the sacred hoop of life. The medicine wheel. And this will orient the people and begin their walk along the path, the way.

Wakan Tunka please put the words in my mouth so I can speak for the people.

There is nothing strange about having a bar of soap in your right pocket, it's just what's happening.

delivered.

http://www.dailypaul.com/312681/as-you-begin-this-sacred-pat...

There is nothing strange about having a bar of soap in your right pocket, it's just what's happening.

It took this long?

Sounds fishy, I would bet a group of People got paid off. It would be interesting to hear some further investigation from the group. The oil will still flow, it just depends on how people want it to flow. Expense of rail and truck, or lower cost and higher safety of pipe. What should have been added is the lack of land ownership choice in the matter. That is what really bothers most of us. If the Oglala people say no then go around or don't do the project. That is the real issue for D.P. Do any of you think the 'carbon' problem is anything but a money extracting joke? If the tribe is voicing a true feeling I would side with them, We as newcomers are generally terrible stewards of the earth. If they have been paid off the scandal needs exposed and tossed to the garbage.

it's good for the Lakota.

The fracking is poisoning their water. US govt trying to break ANOTHER sovereign treaty AGAIN.

Nothing new there. Move along....

Exactly how is this a good

Exactly how is this a good thing?

"You only live free if your willing to die free."

SteveMT's picture

The definition of: Patriot

Patriot: a person who regards himself or herself as a defender, especially of individual rights, against presumed interference by the federal government.

How

is this a bad thing?

They won't. They will just

They won't. They will just ask for more $$$$ which will benefit only a few. They don't have the balls to actually fight like fore fathers did.

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"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty."

yet

They do not have the balls.............YET!

"You only live free if your willing to die free."

question.... what makes the

question.... what makes the difference if it benefits only a few. Should private property be shared by everyone? If the land owners can get their price, more power to them.