American Indian leader to speak at UI about Keystone XL pipeline


Keystone XL protesters. Photo by Talk Radio News Service, Flickr.

Vice President of the Pine Ridge Oglala Lakota Nation Tom Poor Bear will speak at the University of Iowa on October 11 about the Oglala opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline.

Poor Bear, a longtime American Indian activist, is a leader in the Native American opposition to the pipeline. The Oglala Nation argues that the pipeline violates their territorial rights and endangers their water resources.

The speech will take place at 1:30 p.m. in Room S401 of the Pappajohn Business Building.

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