Written by Tom Weis.
“Whatever is necessary, we have to stop the pipeline.”
~ Tom Poor Bear
Tom Poor Bear, Vice President of the Oglala Sioux Tribe—and the first person on the face of the planet to prompt President Obama to speak publicly about TransCanada’s toxic tar sands pipeline—is introduced in this clip by Renewable Rider, Tom Weis.
The day before the first televised presidential debate, on the steps of the Capitol in Denver, indigenous leaders challenged Obama and Romney on Keystone XL and other critical issues affecting indigenous peoples.
Hear the mighty words of Tom Poor Bear:
“I’ll be a flower that nobody can plow under.”
Tom Weis is a social change agent based in Boulder, CO. He pedaled his “rocket trike” 2,150 miles along the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline route last fall in support of landowners and tribal communities resisting TransCanada. His latest project is the “Defend America, Stop Keystone Tour.” Check out his website for more information.
Editor: Bryonie Wise
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