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7.11.15

Native American Spirit Camp Reacts To Obama’s Keystone Pipeline Decision | RED POWER MEDIA: For nearly two years, Iron Cloud had slept in a teepee in western South Dakota, part of a Spirit Camp set up in opposition to the TransCanada Corporation’s Keystone Pipeline. Native Americans from the Rosebud Sioux Tribe built the camp in 2013, fighting the pipeline’s construction due to environmental and public safety concerns.

“I’m still going through all of the emotions. I just want to hoop and holler,” Iron Cloud said, hours after President Obama’s announcement. “Although there are other issues like uranium mining and fracking, that pipeline was a major issue that was going to go right by our tribe. I’m so thankful to Barack Obama.”


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