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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.
Gardens on 12/16/13
Can Wigmunke, The Rainbow Tree is a local gardening effort on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation that works with community members to prepare and plant community gardens to increase green spaces and improve the quality of life for everyone living on the reservation. The project uses their farmer’s markets and gardens as a small business model and inspiration for reservation youth looking to create their own jobs on the reservation.
Oyate Teca on 7/31/17
Take a look at this quick update about the gardening going on at Oyate Teca!