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Indigenous Action on Anti-Pipeline Front

Environment  (tags: Keystone XL Pipeline, obama, politics, activism, protests, environment, destruction, protection, nature, ecosystems, humans, pollution, conservation, wildlife, GoodNews )

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Indigenous leaders in the United States and Canada have taken their latest steps in a string of well-choreographed actions against potentially-destructive oil pipeline developments in both countries that pose harm to Native culture and land.

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Brenda Towers (0)
Friday December 2, 2011, 8:24 am
Thank goodness there are some fine responsible citizens who care about the Earth!

angela whatley (0)
Friday December 2, 2011, 8:25 am

Kimberly McMahen (25)
Friday December 2, 2011, 11:26 am
"All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth
befalls the sons of the Earth.”
― Chief Seattle

Kari Knabe (14)
Friday December 2, 2011, 12:32 pm
@ Kimberly McMahen, thanks for the quote - really cool!!!! Kudos to these people for taking a stand!!!

Alicia V (181)
Friday December 2, 2011, 12:52 pm
I wish them all luck and justice.

Barbara Goheen (0)
Friday December 2, 2011, 12:52 pm

Carmen S (611)
Friday December 2, 2011, 2:15 pm
noted, thanks Cal

RosemaryRannes HusbandNeedsPrayers (650)
Friday December 2, 2011, 3:21 pm
Cal i'm so glad you posted this news - i vetted it first!
Standing in solidarity, united in their resolve to stop the Trans Canada Keystone XL Pipeline is what is needed to stop this insanity!

Text from the article regarding the Mother Earth Accord reads:

The Mother Earth Accord, read during the conference, begins by affirming that “the earth is our true mother, our grandmother who gives birth to us and maintains all life.”

“We insist on full consultation under the principles of; free, prior and informed consent,’ from the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples both in the United States and Canada,” reads one part of the accord.

The First Nations & Native American peoples were the FIRST CareTakers responsibily and respectfully honoring Mother Earth & our Relations by taking only what they needed. Today Elders continue to share the teachings of their ancestors and we must open our hearts and our minds, listen and follow their example to be responsible and honorable CareTakers.

It's not about rerouting the pipeline, and the delay Obama issued until 2013 is simply a convenient pacification and 'pass' for his personal political agenda.

As for the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project First Nations leaders are in agreement this must be stopped, as tribal citizens have already become ill due to contaminated soil on their land.
Our Oceans, rivers, watersheds, soil, land, the very air we breathe is NOT FOR SALE - NOT NOW - NOT EVER!

Roxann Shadrick (15)
Friday December 2, 2011, 3:39 pm
Great News but the Native Americans have always cared for and about Mother Earth.

LeMoyn Salmonsen (88)
Friday December 2, 2011, 5:23 pm
The children of the Mother stand to speak in her defense. The time of listening and doing nothing has passed, as we persist in our ignorance of superiority. Action is all that remains as logic, rational thinking and the prayers for the lightning strike of enlightenment have come to the abrupt impacted against rocky ground. If this insanity is allowed to go forth, our regrets will be without end.

Marianna molnar woods (9)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 12:51 am

David C (129)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 7:29 am
this land should be their land if the Europeans hadn't stolen it and plundered it.....I am hoping that the recent articles about Mr. Obama's improved/good relations with the native community will lead to decisions that will protect the land especially the Keystone pipeline....

Quanta Kiran (67)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 9:30 am

Hartson Doak (39)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 11:37 am
I don't get it. The shortest, easiest, cheapest route is to the Great Lakes and then into the Atlantic thru the St Lawrence seaway. Not that I am for this. I am NOT> But the obvious route is not even being voiced.

Aletta Kraan (146)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 1:43 pm
Why do they want the last drop of oil , there are so many alternatives , noted , thanks !

ewoud k (68)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 2:50 pm
The tar sands should stay where they are, and not be touched.

Not only to protect the Natives, but to protect all living on this planet - exploiting tar sands on a large scale would cause too much pollution.

This said, it's tragic that the Natives are -once again- victim of "progress".

Thanks Cal!

Russell R (87)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 3:24 pm
The Indian Nation will rise! It is their land!
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