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
Rubin George, Sundance Chief, member of Tsleil-Waututh First Nation, British Columbia