Last month thousands of individuals rallied in Washington, DC calling on President Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. The Cowboy Indian Alliance, including ranchers, farmers, and members of indigenous communities from along the proposed pipeline route set up the â€œReject and Protectâ€ encampment near the White House to show solidarity and send a message to the administration about the risks that pipeline expansion poses to our land and water.
Join us next Friday May 30 from 10-11am PDT (1-2pm EDT) for â€œRejecting Pipeline Expansion: Organizing Lessons from the Cowboy Indian Allianceâ€ to hear from three inspiring individuals who have been actively fighting pipeline construction through powerfully diverse alliances; Clayton Thomas-Muller, Dallas Goldtooth, and Julia Trigg Crawford. Climate Access executive director, Cara Pike will moderate a discussion about the common interests that brought together the Cowboy Indian Alliance and the role of indigenous organizing on climate and energy issues across the U.S. and Canada.
Clayton Thomas-Muller is an organizer, facilitator, public speaker and writer on environmental justice and indigenous rights. He is the Co-Director of the Indigenous Tar Sands Campaign and a Campaigner with Idle No More.
Dallas Goldtooth is a community organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network and a Dakota culture educator. He is also one of the co-founders of the nationally known comedy group, The 1491s. He is a youth worker, activist, poet, traditional artist, powwow emcee, and comedian.
Julia Trigg Crawford manages her family's farm in northeast Texas. Her land was taken through eminent domain for the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline, which she fought all the way to the Texas Supreme Court. Through Texas Pipeline Watch she continues to fight for property rights and eminent domain reform.
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