MEDIA ADVISORY – Obama Visit to SRST. During Visit, Tribes Will Push for KXL Rejection!
June 13, 2014
North Dakota — When President Obama and the First Lady visits the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in Cannonball, N.D., today/June 13, tribal leaders will push him to reject Keystone XL and other tar sands pipelines that threaten their land, water, climate and treaty rights.
Tribal leaders intend to deliver the message directly to the President, while members the Indigenous Environmental Network supported by the Cowboy and Indian Alliance rally outside the meeting with a tipi, banners, and speakers about the risks of the pipeline. The Indigenous Environmental Network is an alliance of grassroots Indigenous peoples that focuses on economic and environmental justice. The Cowboy and Indian Alliance is a coalition of ranchers, farmers, and tribal members who hosted the Reject and Protect tipi encampment on the National Mall this past April and who planted the largest-ever crop art directly on the KXL path.