Grace Young

Pipeline Fighters

No generation inherits this earth; we simply borrow it from future generations.

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 Amos Hinton, Director of Agriculture for the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma, points to where the Ponca Trail of Tears crosses Art Tanderup's farm in Neligh, Nebraska. The proposed route of the Keystone XL Pipeline crosses the farm as well.   

Amos Hinton, Director of Agriculture for the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma, points to where the Ponca Trail of Tears crosses Art Tanderup's farm in Neligh, Nebraska. The proposed route of the Keystone XL Pipeline crosses the farm as well.

 

 Volunteers hand plant sacred Ponka red corn seeds on Art Tandrup's farm in Neligh, Nebraska. The Tanderup farm is crossed both by the historic Ponca Trail of Tears and the proposed route of the Keystone XL Pipeline. 

Volunteers hand plant sacred Ponka red corn seeds on Art Tandrup's farm in Neligh, Nebraska. The Tanderup farm is crossed both by the historic Ponca Trail of Tears and the proposed route of the Keystone XL Pipeline. 

 Mekasi Horinek of the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma holds the Ponka red corn seeds on Art Tanderup's farm in Neligh, Nebraska, during planting. The Tanderup farm is crossed both by the historic Ponca Trail of Tears and the proposed route of the Keystone XL Pipeline. 

Mekasi Horinek of the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma holds the Ponka red corn seeds on Art Tanderup's farm in Neligh, Nebraska, during planting. The Tanderup farm is crossed both by the historic Ponca Trail of Tears and the proposed route of the Keystone XL Pipeline. 

 Leota Iron Cloud at the Iyuksan Spirit Camp on tribal trust land of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota. The camp is set up in the direct route of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Leota Iron Cloud at the Iyuksan Spirit Camp on tribal trust land of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota. The camp is set up in the direct route of the Keystone XL pipeline.

 The Iyuksan Spirit Camp on tribal trust land of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota. The camp is set up in the direct route of the Keystone XL pipeline.

The Iyuksan Spirit Camp on tribal trust land of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota. The camp is set up in the direct route of the Keystone XL pipeline.

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 Farmers, ranchers, and tribal members offer prayers and songs to bless the tipi that will be gifted to President Obama. 

Farmers, ranchers, and tribal members offer prayers and songs to bless the tipi that will be gifted to President Obama. 

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 The Iyuksan Spirit Camp on tribal trust land of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota. The camp is set up in the direct route of the Keystone XL pipeline.

The Iyuksan Spirit Camp on tribal trust land of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota. The camp is set up in the direct route of the Keystone XL pipeline.

 Setting up more tipis at the Iyuksan Spirit Camp on tribal trust land of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota.

Setting up more tipis at the Iyuksan Spirit Camp on tribal trust land of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota.

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 Drummers at the Iyuksan Spirit Camp on tribal trust land of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota.

Drummers at the Iyuksan Spirit Camp on tribal trust land of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota.

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 "This camp is a spiritual action. The camp will be up for the long haul - until President Obama denies the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline."  Russell Eagle Bear at the Iyuksan Spirit Camp

"This camp is a spiritual action. The camp will be up for the long haul - until President Obama denies the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline."

Russell Eagle Bear at the Iyuksan Spirit Camp

 Hands Across the Land event in Omaha, Nebraska. Communities around the United States took part in the national day of action against the Keystone XL Pipeline on May 17, 2014.

Hands Across the Land event in Omaha, Nebraska. Communities around the United States took part in the national day of action against the Keystone XL Pipeline on May 17, 2014.

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 Helen Tanderup pulls weeds in the 4 acres where the Ponca sacred corn grows. The Tanderup farm is crossed both by the historic Ponca Trail of Tears and the proposed route of the Keystone XL Pipeline. 

Helen Tanderup pulls weeds in the 4 acres where the Ponca sacred corn grows. The Tanderup farm is crossed both by the historic Ponca Trail of Tears and the proposed route of the Keystone XL Pipeline. 

 The Tanderup farm is crossed both by the historic Ponca Trail of Tears and the proposed route of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

The Tanderup farm is crossed both by the historic Ponca Trail of Tears and the proposed route of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

 Art Tanderup holds pieces of the Keysonte XL marker where the proposed pipeline would cross his land near Neligh, Nebraska.

Art Tanderup holds pieces of the Keysonte XL marker where the proposed pipeline would cross his land near Neligh, Nebraska.

 The Keystone XL threatens the unique biodiversity of the Sandhills - the largest wetland ecosystem in the United States. 

The Keystone XL threatens the unique biodiversity of the Sandhills - the largest wetland ecosystem in the United States. 

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 The pipeline fighter village at the "Harvest the Hope" concert on September 27, 2014.  Proceeds from the event went to Bold Nebraska, the Indigenous Environmental Network, and the Cowboy & Indian Alliance, to fund the ongoing fight against the Keystone XL pipeline, and small, community-based clean energy projects on farms and tribal lands.       

The pipeline fighter village at the "Harvest the Hope" concert on September 27, 2014.

Proceeds from the event went to Bold Nebraska, the Indigenous Environmental Network, and the Cowboy & Indian Alliance, to fund the ongoing fight against the Keystone XL pipeline, and small, community-based clean energy projects on farms and tribal lands. 

 

 

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 "Harvest the Hope" concert featuring headliners Willie Nelson and Neil Young took place on Sept. 27, 2014 at the Tanderup farm near Neligh, NE.      Proceeds from the event went to Bold Nebraska, the Indigenous Environmental Network, and the Cowboy & Indian Alliance, to fund the ongoing fight against the Keystone XL pipeline, and small, community-based clean energy projects on farms and tribal lands. 

"Harvest the Hope" concert featuring headliners Willie Nelson and Neil Young took place on Sept. 27, 2014 at the Tanderup farm near Neligh, NE. 

 

Proceeds from the event went to Bold Nebraska, the Indigenous Environmental Network, and the Cowboy & Indian Alliance, to fund the ongoing fight against the Keystone XL pipeline, and small, community-based clean energy projects on farms and tribal lands. 

  Frank Waln performs with Sampson Brothers at the Harvest the Hope concert.    

Frank Waln performs with Sampson Brothers at the Harvest the Hope concert.

 

  Concertgoers line for an aerial photograph after the Harvest the Hope concert on September 27, 2014.

Concertgoers line for an aerial photograph after the Harvest the Hope concert on September 27, 2014.

  Three brave Nebraska landowners — Randy Thompson, Suz Straka and Susan Dunavan   - at the Nebraska Supreme Court on September 5, 2014,  to defend their lower court victory in Thompson v. Heineman, where the judge found pipeline siting law LB 1161 to be unconstitutional. 

Three brave Nebraska landowners — Randy Thompson, Suz Straka and Susan Dunavan - at the Nebraska Supreme Court on September 5, 2014,  to defend their lower court victory in Thompson v. Heineman, where the judge found pipeline siting law LB 1161 to be unconstitutional. 

  Media gathers in the Capitol rotunda after the Nebraska Supreme Court hearing on September 5, 2014.

Media gathers in the Capitol rotunda after the Nebraska Supreme Court hearing on September 5, 2014.

  Attorney, Dave Domina, answers questions during the press conference held at the Capitol on September 5, 2014.

Attorney, Dave Domina, answers questions during the press conference held at the Capitol on September 5, 2014.

  Greg Grey Cloud and Aldo Seoane at the Nebraska Supreme Court on Sept. 5, 2014. 

Greg Grey Cloud and Aldo Seoane at the Nebraska Supreme Court on Sept. 5, 2014. 

  Tom Genung sits alongside fellow pipeline fighters during the Nebraska Supreme Court hearing on September 5, 2014.

Tom Genung sits alongside fellow pipeline fighters during the Nebraska Supreme Court hearing on September 5, 2014.

  Nebraska landowner, Randy Thompson,   at a rally held after the Nebraska Supreme Court haring on September 5, 2014. 

Nebraska landowner, Randy Thompson, at a rally held after the Nebraska Supreme Court haring on September 5, 2014. 

 The Iyuksan Spirit Camp on tribal trust land of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota. The camp is set up in the direct route of the Keystone XL pipeline.   

The Iyuksan Spirit Camp on tribal trust land of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota. The camp is set up in the direct route of the Keystone XL pipeline.