Why are we taking a stand?
There are many reasons we choose to stand our ground against the Keystone XL pipeline:
• The potential loss of clean drinking water
• The violation of treaty rights
• The increased levels of violence that have been associated with the “man camps”
• The increased rates of cancer affecting residents near the pipeline
• The loss of crops and insect life caused by the hot pipes
The problems associated with the KXL are too complex to define in a few sentences but the solution is simple: we must stop the expansion of the Keystone pipeline. We need to stand together as indigenous people and as people who share the same drinking water. Already, the First Nations of Canada have made their opposition to the Tar Sands expansion known. We must stand in solidarity and support each other!