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Indigenous groups sign declaration against Keystone XL in Calgary – CTV

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 2017275 Views

May 17, 2017

Three tribes from Canada and the United States will be gathering in Calgary on Wednesday to sign a formal protest against the construction of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline.

The Blackfoot Confederacy, the Great Sioux Nation and the Ponca Tribe will all be signing the declaration that highlights the tribes’ rights and opposition to the $8B project.

“Today, as we begin to remake the sacred truth between the Blackfoot Confederacy and the Great Sioux Nation, we are in a time of crisis. This crisis is not limited to native people, but it impacts all people. If you drink water, if you breathe, you are not immune. It is that fundamental that we are addressing today with this declaration,” said Chief Stan Grier, Chief of the Piikani Nation of the Blackfoot Confederacy.

They plan to set up protest camps all along the route of the pipeline proposed by Calgary-based TransCanada.

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