"The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council unanimously voted yesterday to tell South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem she’s no longer welcome to enter the vast Pine Ridge Reservation. Governor’s support for bills ... [that] unfairly target Native Americans and allies who support them in efforts to keep oil pipelines away from their tribal lands."
"Water and air are sacred; they are required for our continued life on planet earth. Our institutions of politics and economy must evolve beyond their current condition if we expect to continue the human project long into the future. Indigenous nations have honored and defended the sacred since the dawn of humanity.
We have superior legal title to all the land west of the Missouri River that you and/ or big oil seek to trespass and aggress on. These are our lands and our waters. Before you presume to visit our homelands again, the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council must rescind its action as of May 1, 2019. If you do not honor this directive – for example, if you were to repeat your recent visit absent permission from our tribal government – we will have no choice but to banish you." Published 05/03/2019 NNO
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