Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

October 1, 2012

VIDEO Debra White Plume Sacred Water Teach In 2012

Debra White Plume, Lakota, speaking at the Sacred Water Protection Teach In.

From YouTube
Published on Sep 29, 2012 by
Owe Aku - "Bring Back the Way" is hosting a series of "Sacred Water Protection Teach Ins" across Lakota Territory in South Dakota, the first was held at the renowned Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge Village on The Oglala Lakota Nation September 26, 2012.

The precious drinking water supply of the Oglala Lakota people will be overlapped more than a few times if TransCanada gets its way and the US State Department approves its second attempt to get a permit to build the Keystone XL Pipeline. The pipeline will enter this big land in Montana, come south and skirt the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, Pine Ridge/Oglala Lakota Nation, Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, to trespass historical held jurisdictions of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe/Sicangu Nation before it enters the north western sand hills region of the State of Nebraska after leaving South Dakota.

Recently, TransCanada revealed its "new" route through the sand hills of Nebraska, keeping their budget in mind, they diverted a total of 20 miles. There is sand hills land on the Pine Ridge in the LaCreek District. The KXL pipeline will be buried into the Ogallala Aquifer, in numerous places when one digs a few feet down, water rises.

The Lakota Nation, South Dakota's Ag community and citizens all over South Dakota, depend on the Rural Water Pipeline, or Lyman Jones as it is called off-reservation. It crosses the Lyman Jones in 43 places. It crosses our water pipeline to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation at least twice.

The KXL will carry toxic, crude tar sands oil bitumen from the State of Florida sized tar sand mines near the Ft McMurray area of Alberta, Canada. Much of the pristine Boreas Forest has been totally decimated, strip mined to bare dirt, to get at the tar sands oil deep in Mother Earth. The oil miners use 3 to 4 barrels of drinking water to produce one barrel of oil, and stores billions of gallons of waste water in huge waste water ponds. It is a secret what chemicals they use to dilute the heavy crude! However, a Vietnam Veteran attending previous meetings knew that some of the chemicals are the same as what was used in Agent Orange as revealed in meetings with the United States State Department. The teach-ins offer guest speakers, informative handouts to share, FACTS on the tar sands oil mine, the KXL oil pipeline, safety records of the pipeline industry and information of historical and cultural Lakota land sites that TransCanada plans to cross. Tribal Nation officials will speak on these significant land sites, several allied organizations will also speak about drinking water and Mother Earth protection and will have sideshows to share images from the tar sands oil mine and other water destruction mining and mining-related activities.

Information provided on Tribal Government plans to protect their Homelands, and we want to generate community discussion on how we can all work together to protect our sacred water, Mother Earth, and coming generations for all South Dakotans and all generations who want clean, non-toxic drinking water today and into the future. or contact
for more information and scheduling location and times

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