Lakota Statement on the Keystone XL Pipeline
The Lakota people have always been stewards of this land. We feel it is imperative that we provide safe and responsible alternative energy resources not only to tribal members but to non-tribal members as well.
We need to stop focusing and investing in risky fossil fuel projects like TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline. We need to start remembering that the earth is our mother and stop polluting her and start taking steps to preserve the land, water, and our grandchildren’s future.
I pledge my life to stop these people from harming our children and our grandchildren and our way of life and our culture and our religion here.
Rosebud Sioux Tribal President