Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

September 2, 2011

VIDEO Natives arrested at White House halting tar sands

Native Americans and First Nations were arrested today, Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at the White House to send a message for President Obama to say "No!" to the Keystone XL Pipeline.
In the video, Gitz Crazyboy, First Nation Dene/Pikini (Blackfoot), Alberta, Canada, describes the threat of the tar sands for generations to come. The video includes images of Native Americans and First Nations arrested today at the White House sit-in.
The pipeline would go across the heartland, and the massive Oglalla aquifer, from Canada to Texas, endangering the environment and generations to come. Already the Alberta tar sands are destroying the homeland of First Nations in Alberta.
Watch another video: Native people against the tar sands, with footage from today's rally at the White House:

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