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In possible roadblock for Keystone XL, pipeline opponents gift land to Ponca

On June 27th, 2018

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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 project as a form of resistance.

Now they’ve planted another potential roadblock.

Last weekend, Art and Helen Tanderup, who farm north of Neligh, Nebraska, deeded the 1.6-acre plot of native corn to the native inhabitants of the land, the Ponca.

Selling the land to the Ponca means that TransCanada will have to negotiate with a new landowner, one that has special legal status as a tribe — a tribe that is opposed to the pipeline. The plot becomes the only tribally owned plot of land on the XL pipeline route in the U.S.

REPOSTED FROM omaha.com/news/ - READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

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