Posted at Popular Resistance, April 17th, 2014 by Reno Berkeley
In American history, cowboys and Indians have always been enemies, fighting against one another for control of the land. Today, their descendants have teamed up to fight an enemy that seeks to destroy them both – the Keystone XL pipeline. On April 22, members of the Cowboy Indian Alliance, a group of farmers, ranchers and tribal communities who live along the route of the proposed pipeline, will ride and march on Washington, setting up a camp for five days outside of the White House.
On the Bold Nebraska site, the Reject and Protect event describes what will occur during the demonstration:
“Four days after the Cowboy Indian Alliance tipis first go up on the Mall, we’ll gather at 11 a.m. on Saturday the 26 at an encampment to make our closing argument against the pipeline. As we gather, everyone there will be asked to make their thumbprint mark on a tipi. Then we’ll hear from the farmers, ranchers, tribal leaders and refinery community members who will be directly impacted by Keystone XL and the tar sands – and who have pledged to lead the resistance should it be approved.” Read Entire Article