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RadioActive 5/8/14

Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco

Issue: Environmental and Social Justice

Program Topic: Cowboy and Indian Alliance Demonstration Against Tar Sands and Keystone XL Pipeline

Key Discussion Points:
a) The Cowboy and Indian Alliance, made up of tribal members, ranchers and farmers along the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, demonstrated for a week in Washington DC at the end of April.
b) Tipis were erected for the week on the mall, and a painted tipi was presented to the Smithsonian to represent the Alliance’s opposition to Keystone XL and tar sands mining and their demand that President Obama reject approval of the Keystone XL.
c) On Saturday, May 17th, the Tar Sands Coalition and Hands Across the Sand/ Hands Across the Land has called for a national day of action/ In Miane , a really in oppostion to the Keystone XL and the reversal of the Montreal Portland pipeline will take place at Deering Oaks Park in Portland at 11am.

Casey Camp-Hornick, Ponca Tribe, Oklahoma region
Dallas Goldtooth, Lower Sioux Dakota Nation
Jane Kleeb, Bold Nebraska
Megan Hammond, Nebraska
Diana Harrelson, Nebraska
Eriel Deranger, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (AFCN), of Northern Alberta
Neli Young
Rubin George, Sundance Chief, member of Tsleil-Waututh First Nation, British Columbia

RadioActive 4/17/14

Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco

Program Topic: Cowboys and Indians Alliance DC Action Opposing Tar Sands Keystone XL Pipeline National; Maine Action on Tar Sands and Climate

Key Discussion Points:
-The Cowboy and Indian Alliance, a broad coalition of tribes, farmers,ranchers and others located along the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline route will engage in a week long encampment on the mall in Washington DC before their April 26th demonstration. We speak to a member of the alliance.
-Close to 100,000,have signed the CREDO Keystone XL pledge of resistance, committing to engage in an action which could result in civil disobedience, if the Obama administration approves the Keystone XL Pipeline.
-Activists in 350 Maine talk about ongoing and upcoming local actions on tar sands extraction and pipelines, and climate change.

Jane Kleeb, Bold Nebraska; Cowboys and Indians Alliance; Reject and Protect,;;
Dick Thomas, 350 Central Maine, Waterville
Lee Chisholm, [email protected],
Bob Klotz, 350 Maine,