Lakota Sioux Keystone XL Pipeline Fighters EVENT CANCELLED!
UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO A SERIES OF CAR TROUBLES THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
A group of Lakota Sioux from the Cheyenne River Tribe Reservation in South Dakota will be visiting and speaking at the University of Delaware about their experiences with and resistance to the Keystone XL pipeline.
Monday, April 21, 7 - 8:30pm
University of Delaware
Kirkbride, Room 100
Here is a news article about their concerns with the Pipeline: http://lakotavoice.com/
Background (Written by Justin, a Newark Bike Project founder, friend of the chapter and UD PhD student): I research security/insecurity in marginalized populations and my dissertation deals with the Lakota Sioux in the Cheyenne River Tribe Reservation in South Dakota. I received a diversity affairs grant to bring in a speaker from the tribe last semester and due to health issues we had to cancel. Upon very short notice (I received confirmation last night), my contact and her family and a few community members, are able to come to UD this Monday night (4/21). The Lakota in SD have been resisting the building of the XL Pipeline and are delivering a message to the White House and meeting with Pentagon officials next week... on their way, stopping at UD. Because its such short notice Im reaching out as much as I can to allow people to know about this opportunity! Additionally, the only room available that night can accommodate a lot of people, so please help me in getting the word out!
We have written public comments, signed petitions & sent letters, attended rallies & marches in D.C. and held our own at home to oppose Keystone XL; now it's time for us to meet and listen to the people on the frontlines of the fight against toxic Canadian tar sands. These folks are in the fight of their lives to try to protect their land, water and families and many have vowed to put their bodies in the way of the pipeline builders if necessary; It is a tremendous honor that they would take the time to stop in Delaware to share their experiences with us. Help welcome them to our community, as it is the first time to the East Coast for many of these visitors. Please share this invitation with all who may be interested in attending!
Please contact Justin de Leon with questions.