Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

September 15, 2011

Rosebud Sioux Emergency Meeting on Tar Sands

Dene Chief Bill Erasmus/White House tar sands protest/Photo Josh Lopez

Rosebud Sioux Emergency Meeting on the Keystone XL and Tar Sands

Posted by A Gay Kingman
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Thursday, September 15, 2011 
Rosebud Casino
Briefing Day
1:00 p.m. Welcome by President Rodney Bordeaux, Rosebud Sioux Tribe
Kandi Mossett/White House protest/photo Shadia Fayne Wood
Invocation: TBA
1:20 p.m. Purpose and Overview of the Meeting and Agenda Review
Pat Spears, Intertribal Council on Utility Policy, Pierre, South Dakota
Marty Cobenais, Keystone XL organizer, Indigenous Environmental Network, Bemidji, Minnesota
Agenda Review and Goals - Kandi Mosset, Tribal Energy and Climate organizer, Indigenous Environmental Network, Bismarck, North Dakota
1:40 p.m. Power Point Presentation: The Tar Sands and Impacts to First Nations, Water and Environment – Melina Laboucan-Massimo, GP-Canada, Edmonton, Canada
2:10 p.m. Impact of Downstream First Nation – Dene Communities – Chief Bill Erasmus, Regional Chief, Northwest Territories, Canada, and Regional Representative of the Assembly of First Nations
2:30 p.m. Break
Pat Spears/White House tarsands protest/by Shadia Fayne Wood
2:45 p.m. Keystone I and Enbridge Alberta Clipper – Marty Cobenais
3:00 p.m. Keystone XL – TBA, Natural Resource Defense Council, Washington, DC
3:20 p.m. NEPA Process of Keystone XL – Ryan Salmon, National Wildlife Federation, Washington, DC
3:40 p.m. U.S. Tribal/Lakota and Native Treaty Rights - TBA
4:20 p.m. Non-Native Resistance - BOLD, Nebraska and Dakota Rural Action, South Dakota
4:30 p.m. Current Native Positions opposing KXL and Tar Sands – Marty Cobenais
4:45 p.m. Presentation of the Draft Accord (Discussion reserved for next day)
IEN's Marty Cobenias/White House tarsands protest/by Shadia Fayne Wood
5:00 p.m. End the Briefing and Educational Day
Friday, September 16, 2011
Chiefs Day and Traditional Leaders
9:00 a.m. Discussion of the Draft Accord
10:00 a.m. Drafting Committee meets to refine the Statement
Showing of video (TBA) – for leaders not in Drafting Committee
11:00 a.m. Meeting Reconvenes – Presentation of Final Accord
Q & A and any refinements of the Accord on Screen with Projector
Signing of the Accord
12:00 Noon Meeting Ends – Lunch

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