THE WORK AND SACRIFICE OF NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN TRIBES AND THEIR SPIRIT CAMP NEEDS TO BE HIGHLIGHTED TODAY FOR HAVING BEEN INSTRUMENTAL SHUTTING DOWN THE TRANSCANADA KEYSTONE PIPELINE ON THEIR LANDS IN AN EPIC FEAT OF SPIRIT AND WILLS!
By John R Hernandez@NDMH-USA 2015
“A former engineer, Fielder now works as an archaeological monitor with the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in central South Dakota. Rosebud Indian Reservation sits next to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, home to the Badlands and the Black Hills. Fielder travels throughout the U.S. and Canada to analyze geographic sites like those for historical preservation. He says that the pipeline threatens culturally sacred [Native American Indian] lands.” Quote By Katie Scarlett Brandt, my emphasis in brackets.
“I wrote some time back and supported the sacrifice of Native Americans for their efforts to shut down the Keystone XL Pipeline being constructed through their lands where they also fought tooth and nail to preserve the safety and welfare of other landowners in the area. Over all a total of over 7 indigenous groups banded together to wage war against the infamous invasion of Big Oil Profiteers on their lands.
Katie Scarlett Brandt a Chicago writer did a great piece for the Huffington Post in this story thought by many to have serious environmental concern especially to Native American tribes. Pitted against the Transcanada Corporation’s Keystone XL Pipeline route seen as a threat to ecological systems bordering Native Indian lands of the Rosebud Sioux Reservation and Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.”JRH-NDMH-USA 2015
Photo via the great Chiefs google
Katie pens’s that if you drive down south on Rt 183 in South Dakota you’ll come up on five giant teepees standing in the center of a field. “The people living in the teepees will welcome you with food and stories of why they’re there. Since March, Keith Fielder has been one of the people living in those teepees. The teepees make up a Spirit Camp, built in opposition to TransCanada Corporation’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline. “This is the only spot in the U.S. where the pipeline would get this close to Indian land,” Fielder says, nodding toward two ceremonial sweat lodges set up 50 ft. south of the teepees. Here, the proposed pipeline would have to bend around Native land. And here, the people pray for protection for Mother Earth.
A former engineer, Fielder now works as an archaeological monitor with the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in central South Dakota. Rosebud Indian Reservation sits next to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, home to the Badlands and the Black Hills. Fielder travels throughout the U.S. and Canada to analyze geographic sites like those for historical preservation. He says that the pipeline threatens culturally sacred lands. And last spring, with the majority of Congress pushing to make this new portion of the pipeline a reality, seven Native American tribes came together to form the Spirit Camp. Non-native-owned farms and ranches surround the camp, which sits on an isolated plot belonging to the Rosebud Sioux tribe.” Story by Katie Scarlett Brandt a Chicago writer, for the Huffington Post
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