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Cowboy and Indian Alliance Plants in Protest of Keystone XL
6/2/14 in Neligh, Nebraska under General News
Members of the Cowboy and Indian Alliance came together Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1 to plant corn in Neligh, Nebraska as a protest to the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Sacred Ponka red corn was hand-planted by members of the organization and allies, in a field that coincides with the route of the proposed pipeline.
The four hand-planted acres are part of a larger project to fill in an anti-pipeline message reading “Heartland#NoKXL” which will span 80 acres.
The Cowboy and Indian Alliance made news earlier this year during Earth Day weekend with a march on Washington, DC urging President Obama to reject the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline because of environmental risks that could arise.
Read full articles about this planting at Bold Nebraska and at Omaha.com, and see photos on the Bold Nebraska flikr.