Native Tribes Unite to Fight the Keystone Pipeline and Government 'Disrespect'
Native Americans march during an anti-Keystone XL protest in Washington on April 26, 2014. (Stephen Melkisethian)
The Keystone XL pipeline may have divided advocates and lawmakers in Washington, but the controversial project has also united a wide group of Native American tribes whose lands the pipes would cross.
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The proposed pipeline would run for 1,179 miles from southern Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico, crossing through six states and the territories of numerous tribes from the Dene and Creek Nations to the Omaha, Ho-chunk and Panka tribes.
These tribal nations say the US government has failed to adequately consult and negotiate the matter with them, despite the direct effect the pipeline’s route would have on their lands.
A map showing the proposed route of the Keystone XL pipeline and its path through tribal lands. (Robert Boos)
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