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- 1929 days ago -
Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman's approval of that state's section of the disputed Keystone XL pipeline has united not only indigenous from the U.S. and Canada but also non-Native ranchers, farmers and concerned citizens who oppose the pipeline.

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Mike S (86)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 12:56 pm
Great article Cal. Thank you.

David C (131)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 1:41 pm
good article...let us hope President Obama (or Secretary Kerry or someone else) listens adn stops KXL.....since we have been invading and abusing their land since 1492 maybe its time we can stop.......

John B (185)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 4:26 pm
Thanks Cal for posting the link to the article by Ms. Berry. Kudos to this marvelous and diverse groups of activists. Read and noted.

Winn A (179)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 6:31 pm
Great article, thanks.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 4:20 am

paul m (93)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 5:30 am


. (0)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 6:12 am
thanks for the posting

Ro H (0)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 6:45 am

Carol H (229)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 7:32 am
noted, thanks Cal

Gloria picchetti (304)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 8:23 am
If we had adopted some Native American lifestyle when the country was new it would still be a beautiful country not a bunch of walmarts and gas stations.

Michael M (60)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 10:34 am
Gloria the US invited immigration in the hopes that endless growth would financially enrich the early elite Euros.

That belief in endless growth is still the major concern, the major economic indicator, the major goal.

This is why a republican party exists (the democrats also seek growth with different financial distribution, and insignificantly differ).

Only the indigenous wisdoms achieved by the wise of many nations cautioned against being out of balance, cautioned and taught that we are all relatives engaged in a community of beings not excluding any plant or animal.
That is the place necessary to seek. That is the understanding and learning which must be learned by all children and overseen by all adults.

Not all indigenous nations in the recent climate have adhered to such care. Some have bought into the exploitative way.

We know that large-scale trade and the pushing of the indigenous into each other, deeply affected individuals' attitudes, and for many in any tribe, the necessity of this relationship has been less religiously adhered to.

The parasitic Euroamerican ideal has indeed, like viruses, infected some individuals and within them, has co-opted their natural functioning to create more of the virus.

You, yourself, we ourselves, must look to reawaken our natural heritage, for it exists in all humans, as the old tales expose.

Hopefully you can hear some of these old teachings. Seek them out.

Christeen A (369)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 10:47 am
Thank you for this informative and interesting article.

Laurie H (817)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 1:12 pm
Thanks Cal for great posting! If only humanity held our planet in higher regard from the beginning--~

Roxie H (350)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 1:13 pm
nsew to the sinners we aligned we decide

Roxie H (350)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 1:15 pm
what do we see, know where to go before you follow

Esther Z (94)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 1:15 pm
Noted and thanks for posting the article, Cal.

Glenville J Owen (0)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 1:34 pm
We'll all be judged by the way we treat this planet and each other.

James Merit (144)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 2:41 pm
Thank you for sharing!

Stephen Brian (23)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 2:42 pm
I keep reading about how damaging the oil sands-projects are, but when I check GoogleMaps' satellite-view of the area, I see no difference in the vegetation near the sites and further away. Can anybody explain this?

Eternal G (745)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 2:43 pm
Anyone with even the slightest common sense is against this ecocidal project...more people need to wake up and ready themselves for CHANGE!!!

Natalie V (27)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 2:47 pm

Ann Breeden (65)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 3:01 pm
Thank you, First Nations and all other tribes who honor the Earth.

Dianna M (16)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 3:29 pm
Yes, I hear that Nebraskan farmers and ranchers oppose the pipeline . . . and have been threatened with eminent domain if they don't allow the pipeline to cross their lands. I hope that the Native American tribes have better luck getting Mr. Heinemann to listen . . . but he doesn't seem to me to be a "listening" kind of guy. Or maybe we're not talking $$$ loud enough $$$?

Mary Donnelly (47)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 3:44 pm
Thanks Cal.

Colleen L (3)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 3:57 pm
Great. Now if we can get all of the others who hold the votes to do the same by putting an end to the to the mast drillings, etc.

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 5:04 pm
Noted thanks

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 7:14 pm
Thanks for sharing

Angelika R (143)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 7:24 pm
Thx Cal. As much as such action is welcome, as little will govts. care about it, I'm afraid. “To us, treaties are the supreme law. We came together with good hearts, good minds.” We all know what sort of attitude and response First Nations have been receiving on their treaties. It is a neverending shame.


Dianne D (490)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 8:13 pm
I will stand with the tribal members to fight the pipeline.

Hector Rodriguez (4)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 8:28 pm
Obama-puppet probably don't care about this, but "diverse" people getting together and "demanding" respect is a good thing.

Diane K (134)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 8:36 pm
Thanks for posting. Inspiring people! Noted

Robert O (12)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 1:38 am
Thanks Cal.

P A (117)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 3:09 am
" “They keep telling us it won’t spill, but all pipelines spill,” said Gordon Adams, Pawnee Nation historic preservation officer, adding that the latest route through Nebraska transects the historical homelands of the Pawnee in a particularly important place."

I do hope they manage to get their voices heard - internationally would be best, they would get more respect there!

Kirsten Taufer (43)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 5:25 am
Grassroots is the only way to fight the system, baby!

Dianne D (490)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 8:08 am
Great news. I'll stand with these people.
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