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The Oglala Sioux Tribe Bans South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem From Its Lands — Here's Why

The Keystone XL pipeline, which would transport oil from Alberta, Canada down to the United States through Montana and South Dakota, has sparked controversy for several years. Now, things have reached a breaking point between the South Dakota government and a Native American tribe whose sacred lands the pipeline would cut across.

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11/29/2019

article Police discussed stopping Keystone XL protesters ‘by any means’
(USA) -- U.S. law enforcement officials preparing for fresh Keystone XL pipeline protests have privately discussed tactics to stop activists “by any means”...

11/25/2019

article New Report Says Keystone XL Would Exacerbate Missing Persons Crisis In Indian Country
(Minnesota) -- A new report says the Keystone XL pipeline would exacerbate the problem of missing and murdered indigenous women in Montana and other Northern Plains...
article New report suggests thousands of Native women victimized on Northern Plains, warns of KXL impact
(Minnesota) -- A newly released report has found that hundreds of indigenous women have gone missing or murdered in the U.S. Northern Plains region, including both North...
article Keystone XL: police discussed stopping anti-pipeline activists 'by any means'
(USA) -- US law enforcement officials preparing for fresh Keystone XL pipeline protests have privately discussed tactics to stop activists “by any means” and...

11/24/2019

article Native Americans Fighting Back Against Oil Companies – Again
(North Dakota) -- It's been three years since Native American communities attempted to block an oil pipeline in the Standing Rock protests. After a spill from...

11/23/2019

article ‘Almighty dollar’: Tribal leaders raise concerns over potential oil leak into Missouri River
(Montana) -- The Missouri River here is large. From the Fort Peck Dam downstream, the river snakes along, defining the Fort Peck Indian Reservation’s southern...
article Anchorage conference helps Alaska Native tribes adapt to a changing climate
(Alaska) -- Alaskans came from all corners of the state to learn how to adapt to a changing climate at a conference in Anchorage this week. The Alaska Tribal Conference...

11/21/2019

article The latest Keystone Pipeline oil leak is almost 10 times worse than initially thought
(North Dakota) -- The amount of land impacted by an oil spill in North Dakota is almost 10 times larger than initially reported, officials say. The disclosure comes...

11/19/2019

article Keystone leak affects almost 10 times more land than previously thought
(North Dakota) -- A crude oil spill from the Keystone pipeline in eastern North Dakota has turned out to have affected almost 10 times the amount of land as first...
article Keystone Spill Has Affected Nearly 10x More Land Than Was Estimated
(North Dakota) -- A spill at the Keystone Pipeline that began last month has affected nearly 10 times the amount of land than previously thought, state officials said...
article Montana to feds: Environmental review of Keystone XL pipeline is ‘deficient’
(Montana) -- The state of Montana wants the federal government to do a more thorough analysis of safety before permitting the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. On the last...

11/18/2019

article How the American environmental movement dealt a blow to Alberta's oilpatch
(USA) -- The strategy to stifle Alberta's oilsands came together in a hotel near a mall in Minneapolis over a decade ago. It was the fall of 2008, and a group of...

11/14/2019

article Montana Lawmakers Seek More Time for Keystone XL Public, Tribal Input
(Washington D.C.) -- Montana lawmakers representing Native American tribal members called on the state's congressional delegation and the U.S. State Department on...

11/13/2019

article State-Tribal Relations Letter Demands More Comment Time On Keystone XL
(Montana) -- The State-Tribal Relations Committee is pressing Montana’s Congressional delegation to do more to increase public input and tribal consultation on the...

11/12/2019

article Keystone pipeline restarts 2 weeks after North Dakota leak
(North Dakota) -- Canadian crude oil is once again moving through a pipeline nearly two weeks after the line leaked an estimated 383,000 gallons (1.4 million liters) of...
article Youth demand Tester, Daines oppose pipeline
(Montana) -- The Keystone XL pipeline and climate change drew fresh scrutiny from youth in downtown Missoula on Tuesday. “The reason we’re here to do this is...

11/11/2019

article Keystone pipeline restarts 2 weeks after North Dakota leak
(North Dakota) -- Canadian crude oil is once again moving through a pipeline nearly two weeks after the line leaked an estimated 383,000 gallons of oil in North Dakota.

11/8/2019

article Keystone: ‘This is what pipelines do: They spill’
(North Dakota) -- A lot of critics of the Keystone XL pipeline have been expecting the big spill. Last week it came, some 383,000 gallons of oil leaked in North Dakota,...

11/7/2019

article Sioux tribes amplify calls against pipelines after Keystone spill
(North Dakota) -- Tribal leaders in the Dakotas are bolstering their protests against the expansion of the Dakota Access oil pipeline and the installment of the Keystone...

11/6/2019

article Native American Leaders: Keystone Spill Highlights the Need to Oppose Dakota Access Expansion, KXL
(North Dakota) -- After news hit of last week’s Keystone pipeline oil spill — approximately 383,000 gallons of oil leaked in North Dakota — leaders...

11/4/2019

article Nearly half of the oil has been recovered in Keystone Pipeline incident, says TC Energy
(North Dakota) -- Nearly half of the oil spilled last week outside Edinburg has been recovered, a TC Energy spokesperson reported Monday, Nov. 4. Canada-based TC Energy...

11/1/2019

article South Dakota Keystone XL opponents point to N. Dakota spill
(South Dakota) -- Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline in South Dakota were making their case against a handful of water permits this week in a process so contentious...
article Keystone pipeline case insider coming to FLCC
(New York) -- As an attorney for the Colorado-based Native American Rights Fund, Don Ragona has an insider’s view of a battle that pits two tribes against big...

10/30/2019

article Opponents of Keystone XL oil pipeline said potential for spill is underestimated
(Montana) -- Opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline said the Trump administration is understating the potential for the line to break and spill into water bodies such...
article Oil spill reported from Keystone pipeline in North Dakota
(North Dakota) -- Oil flowing through the Keystone pipeline has spilled into a wetland in northwestern North Dakota, according to the state's Department of...

10/29/2019

article U.S. State Department holding Billings hearing on Keystone XL pipeline
(Montana) -- The U.S. State Department is holding a public meeting Tuesday night in Billings to gather comments for a permit for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. A few...

10/28/2019

article Public hearings for Keystone XL set for Tuesday, anti-pipeline rally as well
(Montana) -- Two environmental groups who are unhappy with how the government is structuring its public hearing for the Keystone XL pipeline’s latest required...

10/24/2019

article Opponents poised to protest pipeline construction
(South Dakota) -- Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline say they plan to continue organizing against its construction after the state agreed not to enforce parts of anti...
article South Dakota Governor drops anti-protest laws in settlement agreement with ACLU
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem and Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg today backed down from their unconstitutional attempts to silence protesters....

10/12/2019

article Judge weighs renewed Keystone XL oil pipeline arguments
(Montana) -- A Montana judge must decide whether to once again block the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline or side with U.S. government attorneys who want him to uphold...

10/9/2019

article 2 tribal reps withdraw from DOJ’s Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force over Fox's support for Keystone XL
(Montana) -- Two representatives from the Fort Peck and Fort Belknap Indian reservations pulled out of Attorney General Tim Fox’s new Missing Indigenous Persons...
article Judge weighs renewed Keystone XL oil pipeline arguments
(Montana) -- A Montana judge must decide whether to once again block the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline or side with U.S. government attorneys who want him to uphold...
article Montana AG Fox seeking to intervene in Keystone XL pipeline lawsuit
(Montana) -- Montana Attorney General Tim Fox said Monday he's seeking to intervene in a federal lawsuit in support of construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

9/30/2019

article Tribes hold Trump feet to fire on tar-sands pipeline permit
(Montana) -- Counsel for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the Ft. Belknap Indian Community held U.S. President Donald Trump’s feet to the fire in a federal court case...

9/27/2019

article Eminent domain process for Keystone XL pipeline begins in Nebraska
(Nebraska) -- Jeanne Crumly said she got a “gut punch” Friday morning — notification that she was being formally sued to obtain right of way across her...

9/18/2019

article Federal judge in Great Falls hears Keystone XL arguments
(Montana) -- Attorneys for Montana Indian tribes argued before a federal judge Thursday that a construction permit for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline violates federal...
article Take Action: Protect Our Land
(Montana) -- Paramount Network just released a new mini-documentary entitled “Take Action: Protect Our Land.” The documentary explores the potential impact...

9/13/2019

article Judge Hears Trump Administration Request To Dismiss Keystone Pipeline Lawsuit
(North Dakota) -- A federal judge presided over a hearing this week in Great Falls that focused on a Trump administration request to dismiss a lawsuit from Native...

9/11/2019

article US seeks to dismiss tribes' lawsuit over Keystone pipeline
(Montana) -- Attorneys for the Trump administration are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit from Native American tribes that want to block the proposed...

9/10/2019

article U.S. seeks dismissal of Native American tribes' lawsuit over Keystone pipeline
(Montana) -- Attorneys for the Trump administration want a U.S. judge to throw out a lawsuit from Native American tribes trying to block the proposed Keystone XL oil...

9/9/2019

article Keystone opponents dig in after NE Supreme Court ruling
(Nebraska) -- Some Nebraska landowners and tribal nations are committed to fight TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL Pipeline, after the Nebraska Supreme Court's...

9/4/2019

article Some presidential candidates sign pledge to stop Keystone XL pipeline
(Nebraska) -- After the latest route for the Keystone XL pipeline was approved after much delay, some presidential candidates said they'd stop its construction if...

8/25/2019

article Nebraska court upholds state’s approval of pipeline path
(Nebraska) -- Nebraska’s highest court lifted one of the last major hurdles for the Keystone XL pipeline in the state on Friday when it rejected another attempt to...

8/24/2019

article Nebraska Supreme Court upholds route of controversial Keystone XL pipeline
(Nebraska) -- The long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline cleared a legal hurdle in Nebraska on Friday, but other hurdles remain that could further delay or derail the $8...

8/23/2019

article Keystone XL Pipeline Plan Is Approved by Nebraska Supreme Court
(Nebraska) -- Nebraska’s highest court approved the Keystone XL oil pipeline’s planned path through that state on Friday, resolving a permitting battle that...
article Keystone Pipeline's Alternate Route Gets The Go-Ahead From Nebraska Court
(Nebraska) -- The company behind the controversial Keystone XL pipeline has won a major victory in Nebraska, where environmental activists, two Native American tribes...
article Keystone XL Pipeline Approved by Nebraska Supreme Court
(Nebraska) -- The Keystone XL Pipeline’s passage through Nebraska was approved Friday by the state Supreme Court, to the dismay of several Indian tribes and...
article TC Energy applauds Nebraska court victory over opponents of Keystone XL pipeline
(Nebraska) -- One of the last major hurdles for the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline was removed on Friday by the Nebraska Supreme Court, which rejected an attempt to...
article The Fight's Not Over, Say Activists, as Nebraska Supreme Court Approves Keystone XL Route
(Nebraska) -- Environmental and indigenous rights activists vowed Friday to continue fighting after Nebraska's supreme court ruled in favor of the state's...

8/19/2019

article Castro, Steyer join pledge opposing the Keystone XL pipeline
(Washington D.C.) -- White House hopefuls Julián Castro and Tom Steyer on Monday signed a pledge to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline, joining three other 2020 contenders...

8/18/2019

article Keystone XL: Tribes' Lawsuit Against President Donald Trump Invokes Treaties
(South Dakota) -- A federal judge in Montana will hear arguments on Sept. 12 on the merits of a lawsuit brought by tribes against President Donald J. Trump. The Rosebud...

8/9/2019

article Cheyenne River tribe asserting sovereignty on pipeline traffic
(South Dakota) -- A federal judge will hear legal arguments against the Keystone XL Pipeline in October. But no matter how he rules it won't change the Cheyenne...

7/13/2019

article State board faces decision on letting Keystone XL pipeline take South Dakota water
(South Dakota) -- The state government panel that decides who in South Dakota gets to use the public’s water will decide next week when to hold a hearing on...

7/2/2019

article Montana governor, 2020 hopeful open to Keystone XL pipeline
(Montana) -- Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said Monday during an online meeting about climate change that he's open to supporting the Keystone XL pipeline “if it...

7/1/2019

article Montana governor, a 2020 hopeful, open to Keystone XL pipeline
(Montana) -- Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said Monday during an online meeting about climate change that he's open to supporting the Keystone XL pipeline "if it...

6/22/2019

article Pre-construction work continues for Keystone XL
(South Dakota) -- The actual construction of the Keystone XL pipeline may be at a standstill, but preparations continue in Meade County if and when TC Energy green...

6/16/2019

article Native rights advocates try to bust ‘riot-boosting’ law in court
(South Dakota) -- The U.S. District Court here scheduled a June 12 court date to consider a lawsuit from the Indigenous Environmental Network and others against South...

6/15/2019

article Native rights advocate try to bust ‘riot-boosting’ law in court
(South Dakota) -- The U.S. District Court here scheduled a June 12 court date to consider a lawsuit from the Indigenous Environmental Network and others against South...

6/12/2019

article 'Our voices won't be silenced': Protesters rally against South Dakota 'riot boosting' bill
(South Dakota) -- Carrying homemade signs in favor of free speech and against the Keystone XL pipeline, more than 80 people prayed, marched, chanted "our voices won...
article Giant Message to Trump Etched into Nebraska Cornfield: “No 45” + “No KXL”
(Nebraska) -- A gigantic message to President Trump, etched into a 33-acre Nebraska cornfield was unveiled on Wednesday, featuring the U.S. Constitution’s “...

6/11/2019

article Cheyenne River tribe claims Keystone XL contractors escorted off reservation
(South Dakota) -- The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe says trucks they believed were contractors connected with TC Energy, formerly known as TransCanada, was escorted off its...
article Native American tribe kicks TransCanada trucks with KeystoneXL supplies off their reservation
(South Dakota) -- The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Police escorted off the reservation a truck belonging to the company building the controversial Keystone XL pipeline,...
article ACLU watching new North Dakota pipeline law ‘very closely’
(North Dakota) -- As the American Civil Liberties Union challenges a South Dakota law that ratcheted up penalties for pipeline protesters, regional leaders of the ACLU...
article ACLU, South Dakota head to court over Keystone XL pipeline protest law
(South Dakota) -- The constitutionality of South Dakota's protest laws will be argued in a Rapid City courtroom on Wednesday. Arguments in the American Civil...

6/9/2019

article Court lifts injunction blocking Keystone XL oil pipeline
(Montana) -- An appeals court has lifted a judge's injunction that blocked construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S., but the developer...
article Pipeline protest bill to be argued in Rapid City court
(South Dakota) -- The South Dakota ACLU and lawyers for several elected officials will argue motions this week at the federal court in Rapid City after the ACLU filed a...

6/7/2019

article 9th Court of Appeals Throws Out Case Blocking Keystone XL Pipeline
(California) -- On Thursday, June 6, 2019, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed the appeals filed by TC Energy (formerly TransCanada Corporation) and the U.S....
article Judges: Keystone XL construction can begin
(California) -- A panel of federal judges last night tossed a lower court ruling that had frozen progress on the Keystone XL pipeline, giving a green light for...

6/6/2019

article South Dakota preps first responder communications for Keystone XL protests
(South Dakota) -- A South Dakota state council is planning communications methods for law enforcement ahead of Keystone XL protests, though construction of the...

6/5/2019

article If there are anti-Keystone XL protests, South Dakota counties will be on front line
(South Dakota) -- Some of South Dakota's county government officials have been privately meeting with state government officials to discuss ways they can be ready,...

5/31/2019

article Noem addresses relationship with tribe
(South Dakota) -- Earlier this spring, the Pine Ridge Tribal Council announced it was banning South Dakota governor Kristi Noem from the reservation. The tribe is upset...

5/27/2019

article ACLU asks federal court to stop SD from enforcing 'riot boosting' law
(South Dakota) -- In the latest development in a lawsuit against state officials, the American Civil Liberties Union is asking a federal court to stop South Dakota from...

5/20/2019

article ACLU: Thom can be sued in pipeline protest lawsuit since he enforces laws
(South Dakota) -- The Pennington County sheriff can be sued over the state's new pipeline protest law since he has discretion over how to enforce the law, the South...

5/12/2019

article OURS: Respect critical for state-tribal relations today
(South Dakota) -- Treaty disputes, historical aggression, poverty and cultural differences impede every inch of headway toward racial reconciliation in South Dakota. The...

5/6/2019

article Line 3 pipeline proposal: Yet another abuse against Native Americans
(Minnesota) -- Throughout history, Native Americans’ rights have been repeatedly taken away by white Americans. Unless something is done to stop Enbridge Energy...
article OP/ED: A Tribe Takes A Stand On New Laws
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota’s Oglala Sioux Tribe took an unfortunate step last week when it announced that Gov. Kristi Noem was no longer welcome on the...
article OST Asks Noem To Stay Away
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe requests South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem stay away from the reservation until she rescinds support for two pipeline related...

5/5/2019

article Court delays block Keystone XL pipeline construction in 2019
(Montana) -- An executive for the company proposing the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada's oil sands into the U.S. says it has missed the 2019 construction...

5/4/2019

article Oglala Sioux Tribe Tells South Dakota Governor ‘You Are Not Welcome’ in Dispute Over Right to Protest Keystone Pipeline
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe has yanked the welcome mat right out from under South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s feet, basically telling her to stay off...

5/3/2019

article A Native American tribe has just banned the South Dakota governor from accessing 3,500 sq miles of the state
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux tribe in South Dakota has told the state's governor that she's no longer welcome to access the Pine Ridge Reservation, one of...
article The Oglala Sioux Tribe Bans South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem From Its Lands — Here's Why
(South Dakota) -- The Keystone XL pipeline, which would transport oil from Alberta, Canada down to the United States through Montana and South Dakota, has sparked...
article Twitter reacts as Oglala Sioux Tribe bans Gov. Kristi Noem from reservation
(South Dakota) -- Social media lit up Thursday as the news broke that the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council had voted that Gov. Kristi Noem was not welcome on the Pine Ridge...

5/2/2019

article American Indian tribe bans GOP governor from reservation over opposition to Keystone protestors
(South Dakota) -- A Native American tribe in South Dakota banned South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) from its reservation over her support for legislation limiting...
article Gov. Noem responds to Oglala Sioux Tribe's 'banishment'
(South Dakota) -- Gov. Kristi Noem's press secretary provided the following statement to KELO.com News regarding the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council "banishing...
article Tribe says South Dakota governor not welcome on reservation
(South Dakota) -- A Native American tribe has told South Dakota's Republican Gov. Kristi Noem she's not welcome on one of largest reservations in the country...

4/29/2019

article Sheriff seeks dismissal from lawsuit over anti-protest laws
(South Dakota) -- A western South Dakota sheriff is seeking to be dismissed from a lawsuit challenging new state laws that target disruptive demonstrations by anti-oil...

4/24/2019

article State defends South Dakota pipeline protest legislation
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota’s governor and attorney general are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit challenging a new law that aims to prevent...
article Keystone XL Pipeline Must Comply with Treaties and Tribal Law
(Montana) -- On Tuesday, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and Fort Belknap Indian Community, represented by the Native American Rights Fund, filed an amended complaint against...

4/19/2019

article State defends South Dakota pipeline protest legislation
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota's governor and attorney general are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit challenging a new law that aims to prevent...

4/17/2019

article Governor, Ravnsborg say pipeline protest bill doesn't violate First Amendment
(South Dakota) -- Gov. Kristi Noem and Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg said this week that a new law aimed at potential protests against the Keystone XL oil pipeline...
article South Dakota officials deny state protest laws chill free speech
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota officials are denying that a recently passed law would cause people to fear prosecution if they protest the Keystone XL pipeline. Gov....

4/6/2019

article Pipeline opponents ask judge to strike down Trump's permit
(Montana) -- Opponents of the long-stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline asked a federal court Friday in a lawsuit to declare President Donald Trump acted illegally when he...

4/5/2019

article Trump once again pushes Keystone XL Pipeline on Indian Country
(Washington D.C.) -- As the Rosebud Sioux Tribe celebrated the fifth anniversary March 29 of founding its spirit camp to protect nature from the proposed Keystone XL...

3/29/2019

article A Look At The Groups Organizing Protests Against The Keystone XL Pipeline Project
(South Dakota) -- Friday night we're getting a better idea of just how many groups are organizing protests against the Keystone XL pipeline project. Thursday night...
article Trump takes fresh approach with long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline
(Washington D.C.) -- US President Donald Trump on Friday signed a new permission for TransCanada Corp to build the long-delayed Keystone pipeline for imports of Canadian...

3/17/2019

article Gov. Noem responds to South Dakota Tribes pulling flags from Capitol
(South Dakota) -- After Governor Kristi Noem introduced new Keystone XL Pipeline legislation, several South Dakota Tribes announced they don’t want their flags...
article Lawmakers pass pipeline protest bills
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem closed out the main part of her first legislative session as governor with a major funding boost for nursing homes,...

3/15/2019

article After Keystone XL bill package, SD tribes pull out of flag ceremony
(South Dakota) -- A week after the Legislature pushed through Gov. Kristi Noem's Keystone XL pipeline bill package, four of South Dakota's tribal chairmen are...
article Court upholds ruling that bars Keystone XL pipeline work
(Montana) -- A federal appeals court has upheld a Montana judge's ruling barring construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada. TransCanada had asked the...
article Upset with Noem, tribes balk at flying flags in Pierre
(South Dakota) -- Tribal support for the governor appears to be flagging. At least six of South Dakota's nine tribal governments are rebuking Gov. Kristi Noem, R-S.D...

3/14/2019

article After Keystone XL bill package, S.D. tribal leaders pull out of ceremony
(South Dakota) -- A week after the Legislature pushed through Gov. Kristi Noem’s surprise Keystone XL pipeline bill package, two of South Dakota’s tribal...

3/13/2019

article South Dakota tribes looking to take back flags in Capitol building
(South Dakota) -- Two tribal leaders have sent word to the governor that they want their tribe’s national flags removed from the state Capitol. The releases sent...
article THEIRS: Noem's pipeline package thwarts First Amendment
(South Dakota) -- The South Dakota Legislature should be winding down as it heads into the final days of the 2019 session. Instead, in a flurry of last-minute outrage...
article Tribes Seek to Keep Flags from SD Capitol after Pipeline Bills
(South Dakota) -- Two Native American tribes in South Dakota are asking that their flags not be displayed at the state Capitol after lawmakers approved bills this...

3/12/2019

article After Keystone XL bill package, tribal leaders pull out of upcoming state-tribal ceremony
(South Dakota) -- A week after the Legislature pushed through Republican Gov. Kristi Noem's surprise Keystone XL pipeline bill package, two of South Dakota's...
article Crow Creek Sioux Tribe won't let its flag be displayed in state Capitol
(South Dakota) -- The flag of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe will not be displayed in the South Dakota State Capitol in Pierre. Tribal Chairman Lester Thompson Jr. issued a...
article Tribes: Pipeline protest bills 'destroyed' trust, hope for reconciliation
(South Dakota) -- Two South Dakota tribes are requesting that their flags not be displayed at the state Capitol, saying state elected officials have disrespected them...

3/8/2019

article Pipeline opponents and advocates warn of dangers of man camps
(South Dakota) -- Keystone XL Pipeline opponents joined forces on February 24 with advocates of justice for missing and murdered indigenous women. Launching the WHY...
article Both Chambers Pass Noem's Pipeline Action Response Bills
(South Dakota) -- Both legislative chambers are passing Governor Kristi Noem’s pipeline action response funds in one day. The bills were introduced on Monday....
article South Dakota governor pushes bills aimed to prevent pipeline 'riot boosting'
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota’s governor pushed through the state Legislature this week two bills that would authorize police to crack down on “riot...
article South Dakota passes bills to discourage Keystone XL rioting
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota is poised to approve laws aimed at potential protests against the planned Keystone XL oil pipeline, seeking to prevent disruptive...

3/7/2019

article Native Sun News Today: Governor aims to stifle Keystone XL dissent
(South Dakota) -- Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chair Harold Frazier had an immediate thumbs-down response March 4 to South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s announcement of...
article South Dakota Pushes Bills to Prosecute ‘Riot-boosting’ Ahead of Pipeline Construction
(South Dakota) -- Two bills allowing the state of South Dakota to prosecute pipeline demonstrators and their funders — and use money from damages to fund law...
article Harold Frazier: Governor wants to shove Keystone XL Pipeline down our throats
(South Dakota) -- I am disappointed again with the leader of South Dakota. The Governor has not discussed any proposed legislation with the Sioux Nation or Cheyenne...
article Keystone Pipeline Endangers Tribes' Water, 9th Circ. Hears (sub req)
(Montana) -- Two Montana tribes urged the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday to keep in place an injunction that has halted construction of the Keystone XL pipeline during...

3/6/2019

article Panel passes bills aimed at possible Keystone XL protests
(South Dakota) -- A South Dakota legislative panel voted Wednesday to endorse bills proposed by Gov. Kristi Noem aimed at preparing for potential protests over the...

3/5/2019

article Cheyenne River tribe questions Gov. Kristi Noem's intention with Keystone XL bills
(South Dakota) -- A South Dakota tribe is questioning Gov. Kristi Noem's intention with legislation aimed at curbing possible Keystone XL pipeline protests. The...

3/4/2019

article Noem introduces bill package to curb Keystone XL protests
(South Dakota) -- So much as a donation to pipeline protesters could land someone in South Dakota court if Republican Gov. Kristi Noem's newly introduced bill is...

1/30/2019

article TransCanada seeks water permits for Keystone XL construction in South Dakota
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota regulators are considering several water permit applications for the proposed construction of the Keystone XL crude-oil pipeline....

1/12/2019

article Democrat: Keystone XL developer should pay into cleanup fund
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota lawmakers should require the Keystone XL pipeline's developer to pay into a state oil spill cleanup fund and impose more regulations...

1/8/2019

article Noem Wants To Build Tribal Relationship, Wants 'Uneventful' KXL Construction
(South Dakota) -- Governor Kristi Noem says she wants to build relationships and partnerships with South Dakota’s tribal communities. Toward the end of her first...

1/5/2019

article South Dakota county secures more jail cells to prepare for Keystone XL protests
(South Dakota) -- Officials in a South Dakota county are preparing for the possibility of protests over the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline by securing more...

12/12/2018

article Judge halts Keystone XL pipeline, citing ‘complete disregard’ for climate
(Montana) -- A year and a half after President Donald Trump reversed an Obama administration decision to block TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline, a federal...

11/28/2018

article Keystone at a crossroads: Tribes question running oil pipeline under Missouri, Milk rivers
(Montana) -- The Missouri and Milk rivers merge just downstream from this major landmark in northeastern Montana. At this confluence, TransCanada is proposing to run...

11/26/2018

article Keystone XL pipeline builder asks Montana judge to allow pre-construction work
(Montana) -- The company that wants to build the Keystone XL pipeline is asking a judge to change his order blocking the project to allow pre-construction work to...

11/18/2018

article Another Keystone XL setback: environmental review ordered
(Montana) -- In a setback for the Trump administration, a federal judge has blocked a permit for construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada and ordered...

11/12/2018

article Native, environmental groups to step up efforts after Keystone XL ruling
(Nebraska) -- After a federal district court last week blocked construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, tribal leaders say they will step up efforts to protect sites,...

11/11/2018

article Environmentalists hail another delay in Keystone XL pipeline, but TransCanada says it's committed
(Nebraska) -- TransCanada says it remains committed to building the Keystone XL pipeline, but a federal judge’s ruling this week raised new questions about whether...

11/10/2018

article As Construction Of Keystone XL Is Paused, Tribes Brace For What's Next
(Montana) -- This week a federal judge in Montana temporarily blocked TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry oil over 1,000 miles from the Alberta tar...

11/9/2018

article Federal judge blocks Keystone XL pipeline
(Montana) -- A federal judge's ruling this week blocking the controversial Keystone XL pipeline constitutes a rebuke of President Donald Trump, who signed an...
article Federal Judge Orders Feds to Conduct Full Environmental Review for the Keystone XL Pipeline
(Montana) -- Federal Distrit Judge Brian Morris has ordered the federal government to conduct a full environmental review of a new route for the Keystone XL pipeline.
article Judge deals blow to Trump administration over Keystone XL pipeline, citing climate change
(Montana) -- In a major blow to the Trump administration, a federal judge halted construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline on Thursday night, citing...
article Keystone XL developer, and Trump, committed to pipeline despite court ruling
(Montana) -- Keystone XL Pipeline developer TransCanada said it remains committed to the pipeline project, despite a federal judge in Montana halting construction for...
article Native Groups Successfully Halt Trump's Keystone Pipeline, For Now
(Montana) -- A challenge from Native American and environmental groups successfully halted construction of the Keystone Pipeline, at least for now, with a Montana judge...
article Tribes React to Judge Halting Trump’s Keystone XL Pipeline “Invasion”
(Montana) -- “Make no mistake, this would have been an invasion of our country,” said Chief Councilor of the Global Indigenous Council (GIC), Brandon Sazue,...
article Canada ‘disappointed’ with court ruling blocking Keystone XL
(Canada) -- Canada’s government is joining President Trump in criticizing a Montana judge’s ruling that blocked construction of the Keystone XL pipeline....
article Trump: Judge's ruling blocking Keystone XL ‘a disgrace’
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump today blasted a federal judge in Montana who on Thursday blocked construction of the Keystone XL pipeline over climate change...

11/1/2018

article Attorneys make final pitches to Nebraska Supreme Court in Keystone XL appeal
(Nebraska) -- Nebraska Supreme Court justices honed in on key arguments Thursday, pelting attorneys on both sides of the battle over the proposed Keystone XL pipeline...

10/31/2018

article South Dakota counties on hook for Keystone XL protest costs
(South Dakota) -- A group of mostly rural South Dakota counties could be on the hook for millions of dollars in costs related to any protests that arise over...

10/27/2018

article Big hopes, big worries surround Keystone XL pipeline plan
(South Dakota) -- In the next six months, two cities will arise on the South Dakota prairie with populations larger than most of the existing towns west of the Missouri...

10/21/2018

article Keystone XL pipeline protests could cost West River counties millions
(South Dakota) -- A group of mostly rural South Dakota counties could be on the hook for millions of dollars in costs related to any protests that arise over...

10/12/2018

article Tribes write letters opposing Keystone oil pipeline
(South Dakota) -- American Indian tribes have written letters to South Dakota's Public Utilities Commission, expressing their opposition to the proposed Keystone XL...

10/4/2018

article TransCanada Begins Construction on KXL Pipeline
(South Dakota) -- TransCanada has begun construction of the Keystone XL pipeline near the Rosebud Reservation, just a week after the Rosebud Sioux Tribe (Sicangu Lakota...

10/2/2018

article Amidst Keystone XL Fight, Nebraska Farmers Give 10 Acres Back to the Ponca Nation
(Nebraska) -- A few weeks ago, officials from the TransCanada Corporation drove two sets of wooden stakes, each fastened with about a yard of bright orange flagging tape...

9/27/2018

article TransCanada plans to starts construction of long-debated Keystone XL pipeline next year
(Nebraska) -- The developer of the Keystone XL oil pipeline plans to start construction next year, after a U.S. State Department review ordered by a federal judge...

9/26/2018

article ‘They Saw Us as a Threat When All We Wanted Was Fair Treatment’
(South Dakota) -- Rose Cordier had been watching the lights go off for decades, and the darkness stir up chaos around her, when she decided something had to be done....

9/25/2018

article 'Fair Warning': Tribes promise to block Keystone XL Pipeline
(Montana) -- On September 10, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the Fort Belknap Indian Community sued the Trump Administration in U.S. District Court here for breaking the...

9/22/2018

article Keystone XL pipeline route would not harm environment: State Department
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. State Department on Friday issued an environmental assessment of a revised route for the Keystone XL crude pipeline that concluded it would...

9/15/2018

article ACLU sues feds for documents detailing anti-protest activities
(Montana) -- The ACLU of Montana on Tuesday sued federal law enforcement, national security and land management agencies for failing to turn-over documents relating to...

9/13/2018

article Tribes File Suit: KXL Work Set for Fall in Pennington County
(South Dakota) -- With work on the Keystone XL pipeline set to begin in Pennington County this fall, two tribal nations have filed suit to stop it.

9/12/2018

article Native Americans file lawsuit claiming Keystone XL pipeline violates treaty boundaries
(Washington D.C.) -- Two Native American communities filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of Montana on Tuesday alleging President Donald Trump...
article Native American Groups Filed A Lawsuit Against The Trump Administration To Stop Construction Of Keystone XL
(Montana) -- Two Native American tribes are suing the Trump administration in order to halt construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. In 2017, the U.S. State Department...

9/11/2018

article Native American Tribes Are Suing the Trump Administration to Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline
(Montana) -- Less than a month after a Montana federal judge’s August 15 order that the U.S. State Department conduct a full environmental review of a revised path for...
article Native American Tribes File Lawsuit Seeking To Invalidate Keystone XL Pipeline Permit
(Montana) -- In a new bid to stop the Keystone XL pipeline, two Native American communities are suing the Trump administration, saying it failed to adhere to historical...
article Native American Tribes File Suit Against Keystone XL Approval
(Washington D.C.) -- The Rosebud Sioux tribe and the Fort Belknap Indian reservation have filed a lawsuit seeking a withdrawal of Washington’s approval of the...

9/10/2018

article Native American Tribes Sue Trump Over 'Unlawful' Keystone XL Approval
(Montana) -- Accusing the Trump administration of failing to take into account the significant damage TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline could do to sacred cultural...
article Tribes: Trump illegally approved oil pipeline from Canada
(Montana) -- Native American tribes in Montana and South Dakota sued the Trump administration on Monday, claiming it approved an oil pipeline from Canada without...
press release Rosebud Sioux Tribe and Fort Belknap Indian Community file suit against Keystone XL
(Washington D.C.) -- The Rosebud Sioux Tribe (Sicangu Lakota Oyate) and the Fort Belknap Indian Community (Assiniboine (Nakoda) and Gros Ventre (Aaniiih) Tribes) in...

8/20/2018

article Keystone XL company moves to condemn South Dakota land
(South Dakota) -- The company planning the Keystone XL oil pipeline is moving to condemn private land in South Dakota. TransCanada Corp. has filed eminent domain...

8/19/2018

article Keystone XL moves to condemn private land in Harding County for pipeline
(South Dakota) -- In the last few weeks up in windswept Harding County, sheriff's deputies have driven down long, dirt roads to serve court papers to landowners,...
article Judge orders new federal review of Keystone XL pipeline
(Nebraska) -- A federal judge has ordered the U.S. State Department to conduct a more thorough review of the Keystone XL oil pipeline's proposed pathway after...

8/16/2018

article Court Rules Trump Administration Must Conduct Further Review for Keystone XL Pipeline
(Washington D.C.) -- On Wednesday, August 15, 2018, the Honorable Brian Morris, United States District Judge for the District of Montana in Great Falls, issued a...
article Federal Judge Orders Review of Keystone XL Pipeline
(Washington D.C.) -- A federal judge ordered an environmental review of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline Wednesday, pushing back an attempt to fast-track...

8/15/2018

article Fort Peck chairman wants tribes to join lawsuit against Keystone XL pipeline
(Montana) -- Fort Peck Indian Reservation tribal chairman Floyd Azure said he plans to urge the tribes’ executive board to join a lawsuit that accuses the federal...

8/14/2018

article Fort Peck tribal chairman expresses desire to join Keystone XL lawsuit
(Montana) -- Fort Peck Indian Reservation tribal chairman Floyd Azure said he plans to urge the tribes’ executive board to join a lawsuit that accuses the federal...

8/1/2018

article State Department draft says Keystone XL would have little effect on Nebraska's water, land
(Nebraska) -- Construction and operation of the Keystone XL pipeline on its amended route across Nebraska would have mostly negligible to minor effects on farmland,...
article Tribal Members Are Already Scrutinizing Keystone XL Environmental Review
(USA) -- Construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline is set to begin in 2019, but before then, the public has a chance to comment on the new environmental assessment that...

7/31/2018

article Report: Keystone XL Would Have No Major Impact On Nebraska
(Nebraska) -- A new planned route for the Keystone XL pipeline through Nebraska would not have a major impact on the state's water, land, or wildlife, according to...
article U.S. Sees Little Impact From Keystone XL Pipeline's Planned Route
(USA) -- The Keystone XL crude oil pipeline project cleared a hurdle on July 30 as the Trump administration said in a draft environmental assessment that an alternative...

7/30/2018

article Report: Keystone XL would have no major impact on Nebraska
(Nebraska) -- A new planned route for the Keystone XL pipeline through Nebraska would not have a major impact on the state's water, land or wildlife, according to an...

7/19/2018

article A new Native-led strategy for fighting Keystone XL
(Nebraska) -- Ponca tribal activists Casey Camp-Horinek and Larry Wright Jr. sit beside Nebraska farmers Art and Helen Tanderup at a folding table on open farmland....
article Rosebud Sioux Tribe joins fight against Keystone XL Pipeline
(South Dakota) -- Last week, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe told TransCanada "We will be waiting" in a response to a letter notifying them of impending...
article Honor the Earth to ride along proposed Line 3 pipeline route
(Minnesota) -- Saturday, July 28, Honor the Earth will begin its sixth annual 10-day “Love water, not oil” horse ride tour. The ride will follow the event...

7/17/2018

article Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe chairman to pipeline builder: 'We will be waiting'
(South Dakota) -- On July 11, TransCanada sent a letter to the chairman of Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe about upcoming construction for the Keystone XL Pipeline. A day...

7/16/2018

article TransCanada to move materials, prep sites for Keystone XL (sub req)
(South Dakota) -- The Keystone XL oil pipeline developer said in a letter to a Native American tribal chairman that the company will start moving materials and preparing...

7/14/2018

article ‘We Will Be Waiting’: Tribe Says Keystone XL Construction Is Not Welcome
(Montana) -- The company building the long-contested Keystone XL oil pipeline notified the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe in a letter this week that it will start...
article 4 ominous word response is given by Chairman of the tribe to Keystone XL Pipeline
(South Dakota) -- The hotly contested Keystone XL Pipeline is ready to bring crude oil to the US from Canada, as there is very less amount of oil left in the US. In...
article TransCanada to move prep sites, materials for Keystone XL
(South Dakota) -- The Keystone XL oil pipeline developer said in a letter this week to a Native American tribal chairman the company will start moving materials and...

7/13/2018

article ‘We Will Be Waiting’: Tribe Says Keystone XL Construction Is Not Welcome
(North Dakota) -- The company building the long-contested Keystone XL oil pipeline notified the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe in a letter this week that it will start...
article Tribal Chairman Sends Ominous 4-Word Letter to Keystone XL Pipeline Developer
(Montana) -- The hotly contested Keystone XL Pipeline set to bring crude oil from Canada into the U.S. is chugging along. Developer TransCanada is preparing for...

6/22/2018

article South Dakota court dismisses Keystone XL challenge
(South Dakota) -- The South Dakota Supreme Court dismissed an appeal by Native American tribes and a non-profit group seeking to challenge a state permit for TransCanada...

6/21/2018

article Fort Peck tribes raise concerns about Keystone XL pipeline threatening reservation's water
(Montana) -- The Keystone XL pipeline is facing opposition from American Indians along its Montana-to-Oklahoma route, beginning with the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux...

6/19/2018

article In ‘historic’ move, Nebraska farmers return land to the Ponca tribe to block Keystone XL
(Nebraska) -- In what could be a major blow to the construction of Keystone XL, a Nebraska farm couple has returned a portion of ancestral land to the Ponca Tribe. Art...

6/16/2018

article Farmers on Keystone XL route deed land to Indian tribe
(Nebraska) -- A husband and wife who don't want the proposed Keystone XL pipeline to run through their farm have deeded a plot of their land over to a Native...
article Tribes dealt setback with dismissal of challenge to Keystone XL Pipeline
(South Dakota) -- The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the Yankton Sioux Tribe have lost a legal challenge to the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline. The tribes sued the...

6/15/2018

article In possible roadblock for Keystone XL, pipeline opponents gift land to Ponca
(Nebraska) -- For five years, opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline and members of the Ponca Indian Tribe have sown native tribal corn in the path of the controversial...
article Keystone XL Pipeline: South Dakota high court dismisses appeal
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota’s Supreme Court this week dismissed an appeal from opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, saying a lower court lacked...
article Tribes dealt setback with dismissal of challenge to Keystone XL Pipeline
(South Dakota) -- The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the Yankton Sioux Tribe have lost a legal challenge to the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline.
article 'Historic First': Nebraska Farmers Return Land to Ponca Tribe in Effort to Block Keystone XL
(Nebraska) -- In a move that could challenge the proposed path of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline—and acknowledges the U.S. government's long history of...

6/14/2018

article Farmers on Keystone XL route deed land to Indian tribe
(Nebraska) -- A husband and wife who don't want the proposed Keystone XL pipeline to run through their farm have deeded a plot of their land over to a Native...

6/13/2018

article In possible roadblock for Keystone XL, pipeline opponents gift land to Ponca
(Nebraska) -- For five years, opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline and members of the Ponca Indian tribe have sown native tribal corn in the path of the controversial...

5/24/2018

article Trump administration defends Keystone XL pipeline in court
(Montana) -- Trump administration attorneys defended the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline in federal court on Thursday against environmentalists and Native...

5/23/2018

article Keystone pipeline preparations begin as protests continue
(Montana) -- Construction surveys for the Keystone XL pipeline path through Montana are occurring this week at the same time the project is being protested and litigated...

4/14/2018

article Pipeline spill in South Dakota twice as big as first thought
(South Dakota) -- A crude oil spill from the Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota last November has turned out to be nearly twice as big as first reported. Around 407,000...

4/10/2018

article The Keystone Pipeline oil spill was nearly twice as big as TransCanada said
(South Dakota) -- In November, the Keystone Pipeline spilled hundreds of thousands of barrels of highly-polluting tar sands oil, leaving a visible stain across a swath...

4/8/2018

article Keystone Pipeline spill in South Dakota twice as big as first thought
(South Dakota) -- A crude oil spill from the Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota last November has turned out to be nearly twice as big as first reported. Around 407,000...

1/24/2018

article State Senator Withdraws XL Pipeline Bill; Blames Hostile Comittee
(Nebraska) -- A Nebraska lawmaker has withdrawn a bill that would have imposed new regulations on oil pipelines, saying it was steered into a hostile committee....

12/19/2017

article Nebraska Public Service Commission denied amendment to XL pipeline application
(Nebraska) -- Nebraska regulators on Tuesday denied TransCanada Corp's request to amend its route application for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline through the US...

12/6/2017

article Native Sun News Today: Tribes vow to continue fight against Keystone XL Pipeline
(Nebraska) -- Tribal leaders and allies opposing construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline announced that Nebraska’s November 20 decision to permit a route across...

11/28/2017

article Report: Keystone pipeline leak likely caused by 2008 damage
(South Dakota) -- A federal agency says a leak in TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone oil pipeline in South Dakota likely was caused by damage during construction in 2008.

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