Statement from Indigenous Climate Action on Revival of Keystone XL Pipeline

Today President Trump announced the revival of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, a move welcomed by the Prime Minister Trudeau and Natural Resource Minister Jim Carr who were both “very pleased” with the announcement. The actions of both governments are a direct assault on the rights of Indigenous peoples, our waterways and the safe guarding of the ecosystems critical for climate stabilization and Indigenous cultural survival. The KXL pipeline would traverse through and near countless Indigenous communities who’s voices and rights have been systematically excluded from the process. We must not allow Prime Minister Trudeau’s parroting of Trump’s climate and Indigenous rights denialism. The

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