Ils s'opposent aussi à l'extraction d'uranium, de gaz de schistes et des sables bitumineux sur les territoires autochtones.
(La réserve de Pine Ridge a été en 1890 le théâtre du massacre de Wounded Knee, perpétré par le 7° régiment de l'armée des Etats-unis sur 350 autochtones, femmes, vieillards et enfants y compris - événement ancré dans les mémoires Lakota et amérindiennes en général.)
'On Monday October 14, [...] a group of riders were on Day 2 of their 150-mile journey from the Pine Ridge Reservation to the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota, tracing the approximate route of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.
Led by Percy White Plume, a descendant of the survivors of the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre, they rode to oppose the so-called man camps built to house the transient laborers who will be brought in to build the pipeline, as well as “to protect our water,” White Plume said.
“We can drink bottled water, but our relatives in the horse nation, the buffalo nation and the animals cannot drink bottled water, our water is sacred,” he said.
Keystone XL would cross Lakota territory and the Oglala Aquifer, which is the primary source of water for most of the region, noted the organizers. The ride was organized by the Horse Spirit Society of Wounded Knee, sponsored by Honor the Earth, and supported by the Swift Family Foundation, U.S. Climate Action Network and 350.org.'
source : white wolf pack